The West Orange Arts Council’s Valentine’s Gift Shoppe is open for a special shopping weekend on Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 13 from 11am – 4pm at the West Orange Arts Center at 551 Valley Road in West Orange, New Jersey. Visitors must social distance and wear face coverings.
During this event celebrating February holidays, local artists will be offering demonstrations and answering questions about their one-of-a-kind pottery, jewelry, candles, upcycled clothing and soapmaking techniques. Information about West Orange Arts Council (WOAC) membership and art gallery pop-up exhibit opportunities will be available along with gift certificates for future shopping, making it easy to give the gift of art and support local artists.
Attendees can win door prizes which include tickets to one of the West Orange Classic Film Festival’s upcoming comedies plus post-film discussion (Sundays at 2 pm at the AMC Theatre at Essex Green). “We look forward to again welcoming artists, arts supporters and shoppers to explore the Arts Center and meet artist neighbors, in a safe, crowd-free space,” states WOAC Chair Patricia Mitrano.
Shoppers can also enjoy the current “Inside Out” exhibit featuring WAE Center artists. The JSDD’s WAE Center is a holistic, creative and expressive arts learning center for people with disabilities, providing opportunities for members to explore creating fine art. Both the beautiful artwork and gift shoppe items are available for purchase as a one-of-a-kind gift.