Shoppers check out ceramics at the UK School of Art and Visual Studies Open House in 2012.
■ Stalls Antiques & Interiors, 930 Winchester Road, will have a Christmas open house from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday7, 8. Nancy Mills will be at the store this with vintage jewelry, and refreshments will be served.
■ The University of Kentucky School of Art and Visual Studies will host Open Studio 2013 from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, at Reynolds Building No. 1, 349 Scott Street. Student and faculty Art on display and for sale will include metalwork, fiber, paintings, photographs, drawings, ceramics plaster casts, printmaking and woodwork. A donation of $5 to the school is suggested for admission. Free parking is nearby on Broadway and Scott Street.
■ Dry Art Blow Dry Bar and Salon, 309 North Ashland Avenue, Suite 160, will host a grand opening celebration all day Saturday with swag bags, giveaways and refreshments. Go to Dryartlex.com for more.
■ Shop for unique gifts from local artists at the Lexington Art League’s Black Friday Art Sale, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Drive. Everything is $50 or less, and admission is free. Call (859) 254-7024 or go to Lexingtonartleague.org for more inf.
■ Businesses of the Woodland Triangle are joining forces for the Good Giving Guide Challenge from Friday through Sunday with donations going to support local nonprofits.
■ The Street Scene holiday open house is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday Dec. 7 at 2575 Regency Road with refreshments and drawings for discounts at the register.
■ At Marketplace On Main in Versailles dogs “decked out” for Christmas will have their picture taken and posted in the shop & on Facebook. The dog with the most votes and likes wins a gift basket. Contest will end midnight Dec. 18. Also, on Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Karen Boden, co-owner of Hounds & Horses will be there with natural dog and horse treats.
■ A holiday sale featuring jewelry, soaps, engravings and more will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 109 Penmoken Park. Work by Patsy Anderson, Susan Coats, Sandy Gulick, Deborah Kessler and Carolyn Whitesel will be offered.
■ Failte Irish Imports, 113 South Upper Street, will celebrate its 12th anniversary Thursday. Purchases will be discounted 12 percent all day. From 6 to 9 p.m., the store will buy customers a pint of Guinness beer.
■ Ardery’s Antiques, Pieces feature Czech fire-polished crystals, jasper, turquoise and more. Adery’s is located at 627 Main Street, Paris, will host a trunk show featuring jewelry designer Janet Coburn of Meadowsage Design from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
■ The Windy Corner Market holiday bazaar is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at 4595 Bryan Station Road. Shop for foods, candies, baked goods, Pomegranate linens, gift baskets, crafts and more. (859) 294-9338 . Windycornermarket.com.
■ Feather Your Nest, 1317 West Main Street, will celebrate Wintry Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 11 and 18 with holiday treats and discounts.
■ More than 30 vendors will offer merchandise from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Dec 7 at Clays Mill Road Christian Academy, 3000 Clays Mill Road. The school fundraiser for the school will include wreaths, crocheted and knitted items, ornaments, home décor, local honey, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay and more.
■ The Finderskeepers Market “Into the Woods” open house is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday06 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday07 at 109 Walton Avenue. There will be special prices, new holiday and vintage stock, and refreshments.
December 5th, 2013
There is a great selection of open houses at local businesses this weekend; the photo above shows Designer Guild bedding at the Great Dames which is hosting an open house through Saturday.
Here’s a list of events to get you started.
■ The shops of the Woodland Triangle will host a holiday open house 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with specials, door prizes and refreshments.
■ The Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church Artisan Fair, featuring jewelry, baskets, knitted items and more, will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the church, 180 East Maxwell Street. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the church’s Early Care Center.
■ Great Dames, 925 Liberty Road, will host a holiday open house 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The event will feature a trunk show of Designer Guild bedding and a New York-based designer of fine murals and faux designs. There will be door prizes, hors d’oeuvres and drinks.
■ Artists Patsy Anderson, Carolyn Whitesel, Deborah Kessler, Joel Vanderkolk, Susan Coats and Sandy Gulick will host a sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 109 Penmoken Park. Handmade items include jewelry, letterpress broadsides, wreaths and knitwear.
■ The Collective, a new co-op art gallery with the work of 18 local artists, will host an open house 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at 321 South Ashland Avenue. The event will include food and live music.
■ Everything will be $50 or less at the Lexington Art League’s Black Friday Art Sale, 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the LAL @ Loudoun House Gallery, 209 Castlewood Drive. The work of about 20 artists will be available.
■ Artist Peter Williams will sign his new book Peter Williams Retrospective 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday at Linens Limited, 114 Clay Avenue.
■ Voce at 124 Clay Avenue will host a holiday open house 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday with discounts, drinks and a $500 Voce gift-card giveaway.
November 29th, 2012
There are skads of special shopping events going on this week making this the perfect time to get out and visit local stores that are all decked out for the holidays. Here’s a list of events to get you started.
■ The Chevy Chase Merchants’ open house is 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday with carriage rides, carolers and store specials, including a hot-chocolate bar and cookies at Adelé, 445 South Ashland Avenue. At New Editions Gallery, 807 Euclid Avenue, a trunk show will feature jewelry by Kim Erixon and Jennifer Stephenson McLamb and fashions by Silpada.
■ The Windy Corner Market Holiday Bazaar with food, gift baskets, soaps, crafts and more, is 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at 4595 Bryan Station Road.
■ Lexington Art League Black Friday Art Sale is 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at LAL@Loudoun House Gallery, 209 Castlewood Drive. Items from Cricket Press, dRock Press, Joel Feldman and others will be $50 and less.
■ The Woodland Triangle shops, on East Maxwell Street, High Street, Kentucky Avenue and Woodland Avenue, will offer specials and refreshments 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
■ Pomegranate Inc.’s warehouse sale is Wednesday through Dec. 10 at 951 Floyd Drive, Suite 120. Everything is at least 50 percent off: tablecloths, placemats, napkins, quilted bags and more.
■ Artists Patsy Anderson, Carolyn Whitesel, Deborah Kessler, Joel Vanderkolk, Susan Coats and Celeste Lewis will host a sale 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 109 Penmoken Park. Handmade items include jewelry, wreaths, soaps, pottery and knitwear.
■ Friday through Sunday Chelly Boykin will show and sell antique and estate jewelry at Thoroughbred Antique Gallery, 637 East Main Street.
■ The Kentucky Horse Park Gift Shop Christmas open house, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 4089 Iron Works Parkway, will feature treats and discounts on decor, books, jewelry and more.
■ Take a Local Gift Tour of Finderskeepers Market (109 Walton Avenue), Scout (935 Liberty Road) and House (1535 Delaware Avenue) offer specials on Saturday. Visit all three for a chance to win a $25 gift card.
■ Coffee Times and Street Scene (2571 and 2575 Regency Road) will host Holiday Open Houses on Saturday. Sample homemade marshmallows and Mistletoe Jo coffee, and get the chance for up to 50 percent off purchases.
■ The Little English children’s clothing sale (sizes newborn to 10) is 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at 466 Southland Drive.
■ Save 15 percent on Christmas decor and accessories Saturday and Sunday at Marketplace on Main, 161 North Main Street in Versailles, with discounts throughout the mall. Donate one canned food and get 20 percent off one item in the gift shop.
December 1st, 2011