Holiday shopping has begun at Southern Arts Society (SASi) in Kings Mountain!
Our galleries have been turned into a Christmas Boutique filled with a wide variety of original art and hand made fine crafts. Over 75 regional artists have work available: painting, mixed media, jewelry, pottery, leather, paper craft, glass, wood, fiber and textiles (knitted and crocheted items). All of the items are made by hand with many being unique, one of a kind works of art. Artisans have been busy sewing handbags and backpacks, making beaded jewelry, leather wallets, pottery, crocheted scarves and hats along with paintings of all sizes for that special and most personal gift. The Christmas Boutique is open now through December 28 to shop for the holiday season.
Join us for the Reception and Open House:
The public is invited to Southern Arts Society on Sunday, November 24 from 1 to 4 pm to enjoy refreshments while you shop.
This Open House also kicks off our annual SASi Calendar sale. The 2020 edition, themed Working Animals, consists of 12 original pieces of hand pulled silk-screened art. Each month is designed by a different artist, giving you twelve individual original art prints. Featured in the art are therapy horses, working dogs, an elephant, a camel, mice, a mule, a goat, a llama, oxen, and a chicken and cow. In choosing Working Animals for the calendar theme, artists wanted to express how important animals have been over history, from past to present to assist us in our everyday lives.
Southern Arts Society was founded in 1984 by resident the late A.B. Mauney Snow and a dozen friends to promote the talents of local artists around Kings Mountain. Soon after the group formed, the idea began of producing an art calendar by hand to earn money for the group. The 2020 edition marks 35 years of producing the limited edition calendars. The Calendars are reserved from year to year by loyal collectors with many begin shipped around the country, leaving only a small number open to sell to the general public. The twelve month calendar set sells for $25, and a frame to hold the calendar may be purchased for $30.
SASi’s Christmas Boutique will be in the galleries of Southern Arts Society now through December 28, 2019.
Southern Arts Society