Info from Lincoln City Cultural Center
LINCOLN CITY – From Brazilian needle art to knapped knives, and from yummy hummus to lovely lapidary, there will be gifts galore at the 11th Hour Santa Sale, Dec. 10 and 11 at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. The center’s auditorium and Artist’s White Room will be filled with vendors selling hand-made and hand-crafted arts and crafts. The doors will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 540 NE Hwy. 101, Lincoln City.
The sale, which is coordinated with help from veteran show producers Arlene and Lyle Gowing, is a benefit for the Lincoln City Cultural Center. The list of vendors includes:
• Pat Schultz, selling embroidered bunnies, tooth fairy pillows and pillow pictures, along with spoons and cookbooks;
• Two Bears Flintknapping, with peace pipes, leather bags, jawbone clubs, spears and walking sticks;
• The LCCC Pottery Collective, selling decorative ceramics made in the pottery studio downstairs;
• All Great Things, offering all-natural coffee creamers, veggie burger mixes and dips;
• Nature’s Art, with fine lapidary products, jewelry and jewelry components;
• Gert’s Gems & Gifs, a selection of glass and stone jewelry and ornament hangers;
• Feathershakers, hand-dyed feather clips and extensions, and feather jewelry;
• The Dancing Mermaids, two ladies who make jewelry, felted hats, glamorous knitted scarves, handpainted shirts and more;
• NW Potters’ Guild, a wide range of functional and artistic ceramics;
• Guywire Creations, Guy Lundy’s wirewrapped pendants, jewelry and “rocktography” (photos on agates);
• Jeans R Us, with a table full of handbags, bibs and belts made from blue jeans;
• Sherrie Powell Photography, framed and matted prints as well as coasters, key chains, note cards;
• Adorne Gallery, hand-beaded ethnic jewelry by Watiri Boylen.
Lyle and Arlene Gowing, who founded the 11th Hour Santa Show six years ago, will also be on hand with their woven rugs and art textiles. Parking is plentiful and admission is free.
On Sunday, Dec. 11, the center will also play host to Help Portrait Oregon Coast 2011. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., members of the Yaquina Art Association Photography Club will offer free family portraits. To take part, just gather up your family and drop by the cultural center. Sit for the portrait, and you’ll receive a free 5 x 7 or 8 x 10 photo, immediately. There is no charge for this service; for details, head to helpportraitoregon.com.
The Lincoln City Cultural Center offers performances, fine arts, art classes and visitor information inside the Delake School at 540 NE Hwy. 101. Other upcoming events include the opening of the annual Members Show on Dec. 2, a holiday jazz concert with the Halie Loren Trio on Dec. 3, the Snowflake Fashion Show on Dec. 7, and the holiday edition of the Lincoln City Farmers Market, Dec. 18.
For tickets and information, call 541-994-9994, head to lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or become a friend on Facebook.