Give the gift of art and support local artists
The holiday shopping season is here and there are no supply chain issues at BAYarts. Supporting local artists is not new to the non-profit arts organization, in fact, it has always been the mainstay of their mission. Entering into its 74th year, BAYarts has been supporting local artists and their businesses since 1948.
Whether you’re looking for ceramics, wall art, jewelry, or that perfect Christmas ornament to hang on the tree, the gift shop, located in the Huntington Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks, is sure to have something for everyone on your list. Shoppers can also purchase BAYarts gift certificates to use towards any of the wide range of art classes available for both children and adults.
“The shop at BAYarts is the perfect place for a newcomer or seasoned art enthusiast to find something within their price range,” explains Liz Maugans, a working artist living in Bay Village. “As a Bay resident and artist, I am able to sell my work to a wide audience. BAYarts’ Executive Director Nancy Heaton, and Artistic Director Karen Petkovic have done wonders to create many economic opportunities for artists in this town.”
Maugans currently has several pieces available for sale at BAYarts and notes, “I recently created a series featuring dogs during this evolving pandemic. I see how people covet the time spent walking their dogs and enjoying the comfort of their presence and wanted to capture those emotions.”
Liz Maugans is one of more than 125 local artists that offer their work for sale at BAYarts during the holiday season.
Want a night out with friends or family? BAYarts will host their annual Trunk Show on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 6-9 p.m. in BAYarts’ Fuller House. Festive libations will be served with a $5 donation. Trunk Show artists include Mud by Mallory ceramics, Soma Tea, Tread the Terra handmade jewelry, Shannen Marie Makes mixed media art, Beth Martin beach glass, Urban Charlie denim goods, and Jack Twigg Candle Company. Charcuterie by Food and Flair Designs.
The gift shop is open Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays and Fridays 9-5, Thursdays 9-8, Saturdays 10-5 and Sundays 12-5. For more information on holiday events happening at BAYarts including Donuts with Santa and a Holiday Movie Night go to www.bayarts.net or call 440-871-6543.
Beth Milli is the General Manager at BAYarts