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Dec 3 – 21 – Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center’s Holiday Shop

Dec 3 – 21 – Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center’s Holiday Shop

The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center’s (BBAC) annual Holiday Shop, celebrating its 40th year milestone, is a pop-up shopping experience where more than 3,000-square-feet of BBAC gallery space is transformed into a unique boutique offering one-of-a-kind, artisan-made gift items.

This year, Holiday Shop will feature handmade works from a record-breaking 200 participating artists.  In a year where art fairs and shows have been cancelled, and the non-profit BBAC was closed for nearly eight months, the support of shoppers at this year’s Holiday Shop is more crucial than ever.  All Holiday Shop proceeds benefit working artists and BBAC ArtAccess and education programs.

New this year, in addition to ceramics, jewelry, home décor, greeting cards, stationery, glassware, paintings, candles, soaps, kitchenware and the popular ornament gallery, shoppers also will enjoy the debut of the “Mug Wall,” as well a noted increase in men’s gift items.

BBAC Holiday Shop will offer visitors a safe and comfortable shopping experience.  Capacity in the spacious galleries will be limited to allow for appropriate distancing, and masks are required for all staff and shoppers.

WHEN:            Dec. 3–Dec. 21, 2020

10 a.m.–6 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 12 Noon–4 p.m. Sundays

WHERE:         BBAC – 1516 S. Cranbrook Rd. in Birmingham

DETAILS:       The Holiday Shop is free and open to the public.

For those interested in further supporting the BBAC, Virtual Patron Tickets ($150/each; 100% tax deductible) are available in advance and include a one-time 10-percent discount on complete Holiday Shop purchase and a gift bag.  Tickets are available for purchase HERE.

WHO:              The Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts, has been providing “art for all” since 1957, and is a regional art center committed to promoting visual arts experiences.  Each year, more than 500 classes are offered for all skill levels and ages, preschool to senior citizens.  Throughout the year, nearly 9,000 individuals are served by classes, workshops, art camps, ArtAccess programs, special events and exhibitions that are free and open to the public. The BBAC also supports hundreds of artists each year, with opportunities to teach, exhibit and sell their work.  The BBAC is a 25,000-square-foot facility with nine classrooms studios, five exhibition galleries and retail Gallery Shop.  For more information, visit www.BBArtCenter.org.

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