The holiday lights are up downtown and the pressure is on to find just the right gifts.
Relax. Searching can be a lot of fun if you know just where to look. The Lawrence Art Guild can help you out with a wide selection of items at its annual Holiday Art Fair fund raiser Dec. 6 at the Lawrence Arts Center, 200 W. Ninth.
Organizer Patty Boyer planned the event to coincide with downtown's annual holiday parade.
"There will be thousands of people downtown anyway. We thought we'd take advantage of the populace being in the area," she said.
From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., shoppers can find everything from textile weavings, paintings, jewelry and sculpture to painted gourds and blown glass. Prices range from as low as $5 to several hundred dollars; many items are priced at about $35.
The 33 participating artists will be donate10 percent of their profits to the Lawrence Art Guild.
Artists represented include photographer David Petet, painter Paul Penney, glass blower Bob Gent and weaver Davida Sears.
Susan Pogany will be exhibiting and selling handmade papers and items made of paper with unusual ingredients like seaweed. Anodized metal mobiles will be available, courtesy of a group of Osage City artists, as will furniture constructed from a combination of wood and metal by Stephanie Collins.
Grant School will sell baked goods, donating a portion of their profits to LAG. Three musical performances also have been scheduled throughout the day: the Celtic folk band Talisman, Maria Anthony and Friends and Patrick Bihlmaier.
For more information, call the Lawrence Arts Center, 843-ARTS.