Holidays get crafty at SVMA
The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art invites crafters and creative types of all ages to participate in its first-ever Holiday Make-In from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17.
Skip the stores this year and head down to the museum for all kinds of creative DIY inspiration for spicing up your home for the Thanksgiving and winter holidays.
Multiple art-making stations, hosted by local artists, will be set up throughout the museum showcasing a wide range of their favorite handmade holiday projects, many of which involve the whole family.
Sonoma artists leading projects at the Make-In include Lucy Hamlyn, Adrienne Love, Gayle Manfre, Rosemary McNeely, Kate Ortolano and Jill Valavanis.
“Most of the projects we’ll be featuring at the Make-In utilize everyday materials and simple tools we all have around the house,” said Margie Maynard, the museum’s education director.
“Once you start, its kind of mind-boggling to discover how many great things you can make with say, some colored paper and a stapler, or that bag of fabric scraps and some pinking shears,” she added.
The Make-In is free for SVMA members and $15 for general admission families, to cover the cost of supplies. Those who join or renew a membership at the family level or higher at the Make-In will receive a $10 discount and free admission.
“The artists are all donating their time – for which we can’t thank them enough – and we just think it will be really fun to come together as families and as a community and see how we can inspire each other to be a little extra inventive as we get ready for the holidays,” Maynard said. “What’s not to love about that?”
The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art is located at 551 Broadway in Sonoma.
For more information about SVMA’s Holiday Make-In, go to svma.org/calendar or call 939-7862.