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Holiday Boutique Extravaganza and Members Art Exhibit

1 Dec 2019 3:36 PM | Patricia Mitrano (Administrator)

The West Orange Arts Center's (WOAC) Annual Holiday Boutique Extravaganza returns for two back-to-back weekends, Dec. 7 & 8 and  Dec. 14 & 15, 2019 at 551 Valley Road in West Orange, NJ. Extended hours forshopping are Saturdays from Noon- 7:30pm and Sundays from 1-5pm. The WOAC will be transformed into a shopper's paradise, featuring holiday treats, soft music, daily door prizes and special coupons from local businesses.

Gift items for everyone on your list include unique and eclectic hand-crafted jewelry (Cheryl Forbes, James Hemmel, Michelle Trapani, Leon Sangster), hand-knitted neck wraps (Zena Spevak), honey fresh from the Watchung Mountains (Astof Apiary-Joan Tak), Rock & Roll art (Timothy Shields), natural bath and body products (Keep Yourself Smelling Sweet-Renee Marshall-McKinley), luxurious home textiles (Vivienne O'Neill), upcycled glassworks (HMP Glassworks-Harene Pitter), fine art pendants (Carol Black-Lemon), pottery (Second Stage Creations-Tina Burk), pet fashions (Charlotte Wescott), and wearable art (Hats-Monique David), headbands (Kate McCartney).

"What makes our holiday boutique special is the festive, warm and inviting atmosphere we create; it's a vibe that you simply can't get online or at the mall," states holiday boutique chair Carol Black-Lemon. "We look forward to welcoming artists, arts supporters and shoppers to explore this arts neighborhood."

The Small Works Members Exhibition features over 60 one-of-a-kind keepsakes, all priced under $200. Local exhibiting artists include Balkrishna E., Carol Black-Lemon, Lois Condon, Irene Dunsavage, Daniel Epstein, Maria Estrela, Debbie Galant, Joan Gantz, Adam G. Gustavson, Candice Harris, Kathleen Heron, Mary Howe, Carol T. Jenkins, Shoshana Kertesz, Cansuela Lawrence, Barbara Motley, Mansa Mussa, Denis Orloff, Cindy Wolf, Denise Toney, Michelle A. Trapani, and Amy Wax.

In addition, the West Orange Arts Center Gift Shop will also be open during this time with local artists’ work available for purchase. For more info visit or email

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