Handmade and one-of-a-kind gifts by nearly two dozen artists are for sale at the new "Handmade for the Holidays" online art fair, which opened Nov. 13 and runs through Dec. 24.
The event, hosted by Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center, features fine arts, ceramics, jewelry, handmade greeting cards and block print art as well as a variety of fabric and textile products, such as tie-dyed pieces and wearable art.
"These are quality items that are not mass-produced," visual arts manager Anne Giancola said. "Plus there's a real sense of camaraderie and community support when you purchase something that was made by another individual."
Participating local artists include Barbara Stanton, Amy Greenberg, Karen Fleschler, Judith Kunzle, Karen Barry, Lisa and Ron Rigge and many others. In addition, there will be products on sale from Prezzies, KathieStudio, Paper Sweetly, Isobel Green, and Julia Minasian of Seriously Imbibed Products.
Typically the Holiday Art Fair is held inside the Bankhead Gallery, where attendees would meet the artists and choose gifts in person, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, the gallery has been only open on a limited basis to view the current exhibit.
To attend the virtual sale, go to LivermoreArts.org. Links will connect to each artist's online store.
"You support the artist and know your dollars will stay in the community," Giancola said.