Gallery to hold annual Holiday Art Market Nov. 11 – 13

Sunset River Gallery in Calabash, NC is set to hold its annual Holiday Art Market from Friday, Nov. 11 – Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each of the three days.

Always a popular seasonal event, once again the Market will take place over three days to help reduce crowds and better maintain social distancing.

Over 25 artists are being featured to include Holiday pottery, jewelry, oil paintings, acrylics, watercolors, home decor items, photography, turned wood, handmade furniture and more. A ten-foot Christmas tree will be filled with artisan-made ornaments, so customers can choose their favorites directly from the tree. There will also be free gift certificate drawings, holiday treats, refreshments, and hot mulled cider.

Louise Gerber, clay tray with snowman motif

Featured artists over the weekend include: Ruth Cox (oil paintings), Kakie Honig (fused glass), Kathy Turnauer (fused glass), Donna Michaux (pottery), Betsy Parker (pottery), Bob Moffett (turned wood), Gary Baird (wildlife photography), Conway Glass (handblown glass), Ardie Praetorius (pottery), Louise Gerber (pottery), Sherry Banner (jewelry), Vicki Neilon (watercolor and acrylics), Bob Monthie (wood trays), Pat White (oils), Roseann Bellinger (mini paintings), Sharon Dodge (pottery and ornaments),  Mary Cross (pottery), Jewel Simmons (jewelry), Wes Wagner (wood furniture), Chuck & Candace Whitlock (fused glass), Kathie Wolk (pottery); Kakie Honig (fused glass), Barbara Bryant (fiber art),  Kelly Long pottery), Brenda Riggins (ornaments and paintings), Mark Golitz (pottery), Laura Johansen (handmade dolls) and Sherry Godfrey (pottery).

About Sunset River Gallery

Located in coastal Brunswick County, Sunset River Gallery caters to both area visitors and a growing local community of full-time residents seeking fine art for their homes and businesses. Featuring work by approximately 150 North and South Carolina artists, the gallery is well known in the area for its collection of oil paintings, watermedia, pastels, photography, hand-blown glass, fused glass, pottery and clay sculptures, turned and carved wood, unique home décor items and artisan jewelry.

Ceramic trees by Mark Golitz

There are two onsite kilns and five wheels used by the gallery’s pottery students. Art classes and workshops are currently being offered on a limited basis. Call the gallery for details.

A new 20th Century Art installation features rare and valuable fine and modern art, primarily impressionist and abstract.

The gallery address is: 10283 Beach Drive SW, Calabash, NC 28467.  Hours are Monday – Saturday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, call 910.575.5999 or visit the website at Daily updates are available on the gallery’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

The FrameCenter, located within the gallery, is open Wednesday through Friday, 12 noon – 5 p.m. and by appointment. Call framer Louis Aliotta directly at 910.368.7351.

Upcoming Events

Holiday Art Market

Friday, Nov 11 – Sunday, Nov 13

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Three days of shopping fun! Featured art includes Holiday pottery, Christmas ornaments, jewelry, oil paintings, acrylics, home décor items, photography, glass, fiber art, wood & more. There will be plenty of Holiday refreshments, goodies and drawings for free gift certificates.


Paint & Party

Champagne Glasses

Wed., Nov. 16, 2022, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Come with your besties or fly solo and make new friends. Join instructor Ginny Lassiter for a fun night of painting festive champagne flutes on canvas. Bring snacks and your favorite beverage. Gallery supplies everything else! $35


Jazz Night (third Thursday of each month)

November 17, 2022, 5 – 7 p.m.

Join the gallery for an evening of fine tunes and good company in the artistic atmosphere you can only experience here at Sunset River. After Hours is a local band of seasoned musicians. The popular ensemble brings their musical stylings to the gallery on the third Thursday of each month for two hours of standards and audience favorites.  The group often features a nationally known guest performer.


Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

Nov 25 & 26, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Shop Thanksgiving weekend creatively and locally. Gallery staff are here to help you find that perfect gift or art piece for your own home. The tree will be up, full of finely crafted artisan-made ornaments – as well as plenty of pottery, art glass, fiber art and wall art for you. Also enjoy hot mulled cider and Holiday treats while you’re here.


Author Open House

Saturday, Dec 10, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stop by to meet some of the local and regional authors featured in the gallery’s book section. They’ll be happy to sign books (and we know books make wonderful Holiday gifts!).


Jazz Night (third Thursday of each month)

Dec. 15, 2022, 5 – 7 p.m.

Always a fun evening of fine tunes and good company in the artistic atmosphere you can only experience here at Sunset River Gallery. After Hours is a local band of seasoned musicians you may have seen performing at local restaurants here in Brunswick County. The popular ensemble brings their musical stylings to the gallery on the third Thursday of each month for two hours of standards and audience favorites.

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