What's In The Works?
The Fifth Annual
We’re getting our “holiday” on early at the Berkeley Art Works! To make sure you have plenty of time to choose among the original designs and handmade creations offered in this year’s Holiday Art and Craft Market, we’re stocking the tables and shelves this week, ready for our first sales day on Thursday, November 6.
Yes, that’s early. (But there are only four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas.) Come and enjoy shopping while the selection is fresh. We’ll have pottery and glass, ornaments, jewelry and accessories, wonderful wood treasures, baskets, greeting cards, clocks, vases, framed or matted paintings and photos and more.
Join us for our Open House on Saturday, November 15 when our artists will welcome you, show you around and help you discover something special. The Berkeley Community Chorus will warm the scene with carols, and of course there will be holiday goodies available.
Watch for it! Black Friday shoppers can avoid the Mall and head to downtown Martinsburg where there will be lots going on. And we’re planning big doings at the Works for Shop Local Saturday, November 29. All the details will be in a special edition of the Bulletin.
Catch the holiday spirit at the Berkeley Art Works. Your shopping benefits local artists and artisans, and helps support the Berkeley Arts Council’s activities throughout the year. (By the way, we are a 501(c)(3) listed organization and your holiday donation would be a wonderful thing!)
Second Friday of Every Month; 6:30-8:00pm
Second Friday Poetry: Yours or Another's
The Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg presents “Second Friday Poetry Reading: Yours or Another's” on Friday, November 14 from 6:30-8:00pm. Sign in at 6:30pm. The evening is free and open to the public. (Donations to support the Art Works are appreciated.)
Readers will present their selection in the order they register. If there is a high turnout, readings will be limited to 30 lines. You may read your own poetry or the work of another poet if credit is given. For more information call Eldon Winston at 304-264-4783.
Third Friday Photography Salon: Friday October 17
Third Friday Photographic Salon
The Berkeley Art Works will host a Third Friday Photographic Salon* on Friday, November 21 from 6:00 - 8:00pm. This is an informal gathering of photographers to share work, give and receive feedback, ask and answer questions about any aspect of photography. Open to anyone interested in photography. All experience levels welcome. (Admission is free but donations to support the Art Works are appreciated.)
*(The term “salon” comes from the French salon, which refers to informal gatherings of artists or other “intellectuals” where areas of common interests were discussed. Later, the term was used to indicate major art exhibitions.)
New! Open Studio Program
The new "Open Studio" program at the Berkeley Art Works begins in October and artists of all skill levels are invited to come by and enjoy the collaborative atmosphere along with some on-on-one coaching by our experienced instructors.
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Sundays, November 30, December 7, 1:00-3:00pm
(Two 2-hour sessions)
Fabric Doll Creation and Doll Clothes
Instructor: Hilda Eiber
Create your own fabric doll. Try your hand at sewing and embroidery and learn the basics to create your own fabric doll. On the first day, participants will learn how to cut and sew the doll, and in the second class, the doll’s clothes will be created. The class is taught by professional artist, Hilda Eiber, who has taught several doll making courses, including at the Washington County Museum in Hagerstown.
Tuition $35 (Pre-Registration Required) (More Information)