A guest at the 2018 Artists for The Bay Show & Sale's Opening Reception makes the most of the opportunity to tackle some holiday shopping during the festive event.

Source: Save The Bay

Save The Bay will hold a festive Opening Reception for its annual Artists for The Bay Show & Sale on Thursday, December 5 from 6-8:30 p.m. Creative and artisan works by dozens of local artists, sculptors and jewelers will be on display and for sale at the organization’s Bay Center headquarters in Providence. Guests will discover a variety of artwork, ranging from elegant seascapes to handcrafted jewelry. All participating artists are generously donating 50 percent of all sales to support Save The Bay’s advocacy, education and restoration work, and in celebration of Save The Bay’s 50th Anniversary, an exclusive Founder’s Collection will feature pieces by longtime participating artists, who are generously donating 100 percent of sale proceeds.

“Through the years, many of my Rhode Island landscapes have sold to raise money to support Save The Bay’s efforts to protect Narragansett Bay,” said Artists for The Bay and Founder’s Collection participant Jody Eyre, who will be returning for her tenth show. “It is an honor to have a large piece hang in Save The Bay’s foyer for all the many guests who visit their Providence headquarters.”

“The Artists for The Bay Show & Sale offers guests a rare opportunity to explore beautiful artwork, discover unique gifts for loved ones, and support an organization they believe in,” says Leanne Danielsen, Save The Bay’s events manager. “The Opening Reception is a perfect kick-off for both the show and the holiday season, and it’s made even more special by the local restaurants and businesses that support the event with food, drink and music.”

Opening Reception ticket holders will enjoy an evening of live music and local food and drink, provided by Edible Arrangements; Fire Works Catering; Granny Squibb’s Iced Tea; High Hook Wines; Keel Vodka; Knead Doughnuts; Ragged Island Brewing Co.; and Sarcastic Sweets. Tickets ($40) can be purchased online at savebay.org/art or at the door.

Artists for The Bay Show & Sale is generously sponsored by the Sage Family Foundation; Amica Insurance; REI Co-op; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island; Navigant Credit Union; Roger Williams University; F.L. Putnam Investment Company; Absolut; Moo.com; Coast to Coast Promotional Products; UNFI; Sophia Shibles Interiors; BayCoast Bank; Caster Communications, Inc.; Sunflower Designs; and Falvey Insurance Group.

“At the heart of our support for Artists for The Bay is a belief that original art and handcrafted pieces, along with interiors that capitalize on the natural surroundings, contribute to the joy of living,” said Mary Farrell, project manager at event sponsor Sophia Shibles Interiors.

The Artists for The Bay Show & Sale runs through January 2020, with a free Closing Reception on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. Community members are invited to the Bay Center—located at 100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence— to browse and purchase artwork during the facility’s regular business hours (Mon.-Fri., 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) between Dec. 5 and Jan. 25.

For more information about Artists for The Bay Show & Sale, contact Leanne Danielsen at ldanielsen@savebay.org or 272-3540 x140, or visit savebay.org/art.


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