Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Circle of Gifting

Hi everyone! It is April here and guess what! It is time for our annual Holiday Art and Gift Show at VSA Texas. This is our 8th annual exhibition of great art and gift items made by Texas artists with disabilities. If you haven’t been before, or even if you have, I highly suggest you attend. This is an event we started back in 2009 when we had our gallery. Who remembers Access Gallery? I miss that quiet little spot on Guadalupe. But even when we closed the gallery, we continued this show, because it is a way for us to showcase the talent of our artists from all over the state. We turn our classroom 101 into a shopping extravaganza. And I must say, the room really looks great this year (thanks to the fresh vision of our new staff member Janelle, who also took the photos for this blog, so you will see what I mean by vision)!

Here is why you should come shop at our Holiday Art and Gift Show. We are calling it the Circle of Gifting:
  • You buy something you like at our Holiday Show.
  • You give VSA Texas the money.
  • We give 70% of that money to the artist who created the art.
  • We take the remaining 30% and use it to keep our outstanding programs going.
  • Then you give that gift to your friend.
  • Your friend now knows about VSA Texas and may know someone who can benefit from our programs.
  • They send their friend to VSA Texas.
  • Maybe that friend is an artist and enters next year’s Holiday Art and Gift Show.
And it just keeps going! Don’t you want to be a part of that? I know I do. So come visit our Holiday Show. Here are the details:

Our shop will be open Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm each day in Room 101 of the AGE Building. Come to 3707 Home Lane, Austin, TX 78705 and follow the signs for the closest entrance.
Poster for the Holiday Show

Here is a sneak peak of the show:

An overview of the exhibit
Lightcatchers by Sue Ducett-Lloyd of Austin, TX
Mugs by David Lamb-Vines of Lubbock, TX
Jewelry by Denise Knebel of San Antonio, TX
This is just a small sample of what you have to look forward to when you come to the VSA Texas Holiday Art and Gift Sale. We open up next Monday and run through Christmas Eve. Have you ever seen a Thanksgiving card? In Braille? Well, we have them! And you can be the unique person who sends one to a friend and starts the circle of gifting.

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