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November 29, 2011 > Holiday for the Arts

Holiday for the Arts

By Mekala Neelakantan

Clear your calendar for the twenty-ninth annual Olive Hyde Art Guild's "Holiday for the Arts" Show and Sale. With an elegant Friday evening gala followed by a weekend of public art shows and sales, this year's "Holiday for the Arts" features the original works of 76 different artists, and is sure to be a perfect way to introduce the holiday season.

The "Holiday for the Arts" Show and Sale is a much anticipated community event and the Olive Hyde Art Guild's sole fundraiser through the sale of art and other pieces of work. These sales benefit both the Olive Hyde Art Gallery as well as visual art endeavors in schools and the Fremont community. Through last year's sales, the Guild provided scholarships to high school seniors, and contributed to the Fremont Art Association, Fremont Library, the Elementary School Art History Program, and Abode Services, among others.

The event begins on Friday, December 2, with a ticketed "Gala Show" at the Olive Hyde Art Gallery on 123 Washington Boulevard. From 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., guests will feast on a variety of hors d'oeuvres, sweets, and wines while enjoying the first viewing and sale of the art. Displayed art will include original pieces in ceramic and glass, as well as paintings, fiber art, wood products, sculptures, jewelry, and holiday treats. Attendees can also participate in a drawing for an original painting by local landscape artist Robin Worthington, titled "Canadian Rockies." Tickets for the Gala Show are $12.50 for Guild members, and $15 for general admission, and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling (510) 793-5067 or visiting

Holiday for the Arts opens to the public, with free admission, on Saturday and Sunday, December 3-4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Olive Hyde Art Gallery.

Holiday for the Arts
Saturday, Dec 3 and Sunday, Dec 4
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, December 2
5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Olive Hyde Art Gallery
123 Washington Blvd., Fremont
(510) 793-5067
Gala tickets: $15 general, $12.50 Guild members

Olive Hyde Art Guild's 29th annual Holiday for the Arts opens with a festive Gala Friday evening, December 2. As this is always a popular event, parking can be an issue. For the Friday night Gala we have received permission to use the following parking lots:
Across the street from Mission Coffee
McIvor's Hardware lots front and back.
Cheese Taster Deli lot

After 6 p.m. we may use the Montessori School lot
There is also a public lot on Mission Blvd. just a few doors north of the Gallery
With the exception of the public lot on Mission Blvd. please avoid using all of the other lots during the daytime or your car may be towed.

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