Angel drawing by long time member Glenda Johannasen

“The Colors of Christmas” is the theme of the 39th annual Los Padres Artist Guild Christmas Show and Sale,  November 7th, 8th and 9th at Lakeview Jr. High School, 3700 Orcutt Rd in Orcutt. The show will feature fine art and hand crafted items created by local artists. Fine art mediums include painting, jewelry, photography, collage, ceramics and stained glass.  Many guild members consider themselves crafters and create purses, holiday quilts, baby hats, blankets, slippers, pillows, and knitted items.   “There are many holiday craft shows in the Santa Maria valley”,  shares Christmas show chair Lori Traylor, “but ours is a unique combination art gallery/ hand craft sale”  Proceeds from raffle drawings and a portion of sales will support art student scholarships. Show hours will be Friday, 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is free. For more information call Lori Traylor at 714- 3382 or visit

Submitted by Michael Corob
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