Art for Christmas 2021 – SASi Holiday Boutique
November 11, 2021 – January 7, 2022
Holiday shopping is underway at Southern Arts Society (SASi) in Kings Mountain. Their galleries have been turned into a Holiday 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, fiber and textiles (knitted and crocheted items). All the items are made by hand with many being unique, one of a kind works of art. Artisans have been busy making fine beaded jewelry, functional and whimsical pottery, crocheted scarves and hats along with paintings of all sizes for that special and personal gift. There are many reasonably priced small gifts in the ten to twenty dollar range, with larger artworks from $50 and up. The Holiday Boutique is open now through January 7 to shop for the holiday season. Shopping hours are Hours: Tues – Sat, 10 am to 3 pm. They are also open by appointment by calling 704-739-5585.
Southern Arts Society Open House and Calendar Sale
The traditional Open House to kick off their annual SASi Calendar sale will be held the weekend after Thanksgiving on Saturday November 27 from 10 am until 4 pm and Sunday November 28 from 1-4 pm. All visitors are asked to wear a mask to keep everyone safe and still enjoy shopping for local handmade gifts. The 2022 Calendar themed “North Carolina Mountain, Wildflowers and Waterways”, 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. Artwork featured in the calendar this year reflects the beauty of nature found in our great state of North Carolina. Their popular Calendar Tote Bags are available again this year, printed with the same images from the Calendar.
History of the Calendars
The late A.B. Mauney Snow and a dozen friends founded Southern Arts Society in 1984 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 2022 edition marks 37 years of producing the limited-edition calendars. The Calendars are reserved from year to year by loyal collectors with many being shipped all around the country, leaving only a small number open to sell to the general public. Be sure to get yours early before they sell out. The twelve-month calendar set sells for $30, and a frame (in black, gold or silver) to hold the calendar may be purchased for $30. Many who purchase the calendar refuse to look at them ahead of time, wanting to be surprised as each month comes along to turn the page and see a new work of art.
SASi’s Holiday Boutique will be in the galleries of Southern Arts Society now through January 7, 2022.