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. Regional artists have work available: painting, mixed media, jewelry, pottery, paper craft, fiber, woodwork 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 Lazy Susans decoratively painted by hand to adorn your kitchen table or workspace.
The Holiday Boutique is open now through January 14, 2023 to shop for the holiday season.
Shopping hours are Hours: Tues – Sat, 10 am to 3 pm.
Artists may pick up work Jan 14-15, 2023
The traditional Open House to kick off their annual SASi Calendar sale will be held Saturday November 26 from 10 am until 4 pm and Sunday November 27 from 1-4 pm. The 2023 Calendar themed Vintage Toys, 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 reminds us of our carefree youth and the simple, fun toys we played with as children.
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 2023 edition marks 38 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 14, 2023.