BAYarts is a holiday destination

Santa Claus will visit BAYarts on Saturday, Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Hundreds of families helped kick off BAYarts' annual holiday season on Nov. 18, a favorite holiday tradition. Shoppers enjoyed a first look at the work of hundreds of local artists in the shop while across the campus, others enjoyed crafts, hot cocoa bar and more.

Bay High School's Choraleers led by music director Devon Gess sang holiday favorites, the festivities culminating with Santa lighting the tree on BAYarts' newly painted Fuller House porch.  

The annual Holiday Shop will be open seven days through Christmas Eve and features hundreds of regional artists.

"An excellent alternative to stressful holiday shopping," says Karen Petkovic, BAYarts Artistic Director and Shop Manager. "In addition to free parking, there are no lines, gift wrapping, and a lot of great people, many volunteers, to help make the experience more meaningful." 

For kids, BAYarts' Santa Shop returns on Saturday, Dec. 9 (10 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Sunday, Dec. 10 (noon to 3 p.m.) in the playhouse. Children can pick out special gifts for the whole family with the help of personal shoppers, gift wrap included. Santa will make an appearance on Dec. 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Inside the Sullivan Family Gallery in the Fuller House is "Sunday Painters," an exhibit of paintings curated by Petkovic and inspired by the BAYarts campus and Huntington Reservation. All the work is for sale and supports local artists. 

A Holiday Trunk Show on Thursday, Dec. 14, will feature select artists in the Fuller House, a great night out with friends. Details can be found at 

Beth Milli

Beth Milli is the Director of Operations at BAYarts

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Volume 15, Issue 21, Posted 8:27 AM, 11.21.2023