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MCLA Gallery 51 Annual Holiday Art Show Opens Thursday

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Gallery 51 opens its Made by Hand Holiday Art Show will on Thursday, Dec. 5, just in time for the holiday season. 
 
All art will be priced below $100 and will be available for purchase that evening through Dec. 28.
 
The public is invited to attend the show's official opening from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday at Gallery 51 on Main Street. There will gifts choices from more than 40 local makers and artisans.
 
The holiday art show celebrates the artwork of local and regional artists and includes sculpture, ceramics, watercolors, jewelry, paintings, cards, collages, fiber, book arts, photography, and printmaking.
 
The show is a combination of talented artisans, creative gift ideas and a wonderful warm, inviting atmosphere to shop in, all the while supporting over 40 local/regional artists. It is a great opportunity to go looking for the perfect gift and come away with a little something for yourself, and the show is curated to reflect lots of different price points.
 
The gallery's regular business hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Gallery 51 will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
 
MCLA Gallery 51 is a program of MCLA's Berkshire Cultural Resource Center.
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