ymca-300x230ArtWorks at the West Side YMCA Announces its 31st Annual HOLIDAY CRAFTS FAIR
ArtWorks at the West Side YMCA studio will host its 31st annual Holiday Crafts Fair the second weekend of December in the Y’s famed George Washington Lounge. The event will showcase over 300 handmade and one-of-a-kind ceramic art pieces created by students, assistants, and teachers who study and work out of the Y’s ArtWorks Studio. The event is the culmination of the years work of ceramic art created by the following Y’s ArtWorks community: Manny Ackerman, Vasso Anderson, Nan Carey, Sybil Costello, Lisa Dietz, Carolina Encalada, Meryl Freeman, Diana Garrett, Julann Gebbie, Ellen Gelber, Don Heau, Steve Heurung, Nancy Keyes, Lynn Latona, Beverly Marcus, Ginny Marshall, Sherry Meeks, Melesio Mendoza, Sandy Miaskoff, Kate Missett, Ivan Ortiz, Ellie Peck, Outi Putkonen, Nanette Ronner, Susan Rosenfeld, Robin Rule, Barbara Ruskin, Randi Singman, Neil Smoke, Dara Tesse, and  Ellen Weissbrod. 

Proceeds from the fair serve as both a fundraiser for the Y’s ArtWorks Studio and an opportunity for students, assistants and teachers to sell their work to members of the Y and the community at large. The crafts fair is timed to coincide with the holiday gift-giving season and is a
great opportunity to purchase an original piece of art that has real value and lasting impact at an affordable price. The Thursday evening“Meet The Artists Reception” is free to the public and is an exciting opportunity to mingle with the artists, learn about their work and share refreshments with the Y community. For additional information about the event, contact ArtWorks at the West Side YMCA Co-ordinator Kate Missett. 

Thursday: December 8th – 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Thursday: Meet the Artists Reception – 6:00 – 9:00pm
Friday: December 9th – 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
Saturday: December 10th – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Location: George Washington Lounge @ West Side YMCA; 5 W 63rd St, main floor, NYC 10023
Info: Kate Missett, 212.912.2638kmissett@ymcanyc.org