beverly-xmas-1The Los Padres Artist Guild 40th Annual Christmas Show will be held November 4, 5 & 6 at Lakeview Jr. High School, 3700 Orcutt Rd. in Santa Maria. This show is set apart from others because it features only art and handcrafted items from local artists. No commercially made items are allowed. Many of the displaying artists remain at the show the entire weekend and are happy to answer questions or explain how they created their art or craft. The Guild is proud of its history and looks forward to celebrating the rich diversity of the artwork and artists with show visitors.

A great variety of art and holiday gifts will be offered including paintings in many mediums, jewelry, pottery, handmade crafts, ornaments, quilts, children’s clothing and toys, as well as art in glass, silk and wood.  As there has been since 1976, a friendly greeter will meet you at the door. Wonderful items donated by the artists are the raffle prizes in the hourly drawings. All the money from the raffle, and a portion of the sales goes to local art student scholarships.

Show hours will be Friday 6:30–9:00PM, Saturday, 9:00AM–5:00PM and Sunday 10:00AM–4:00PM. For more information about the show or about the Guild, call (805) 714-3382 or view