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San Dieguito Art Guild hosts Holiday Bazaar Nov. 14 to benefit art gallery

The San Dieguito Art Guild bazaar offers a chance to buy original artworks. Photo by Pam Waldman

San Dieguito Art Guild presents its fifth annual Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive (at Encinitas Boulevard and Balour Drive).

The guild, an all-volunteer nonprofit that operates the Off Track Gallery located in the Lumberyard Shopping Center in Encinitas, offers art workshops, classes and demonstrations by professional artists.

“This event gives local artists a venue to offer their handmade items to the public,” said gourd artist Grace Swanson, one of the event organizers. “And gives the shoppers a chance to purchase one-of-a-kind artworks, which cannot be found in the malls. There are no imported items at this Bazaar. In addition, the buyer is purchasing work directly from the artist and can meet them face to face.”

Guild President and fused glass artist Carol Korfin added, “Even if you have been to our Holiday Bazaar in the past, there are new artists and new items to see. We try to have a balanced mix ... so you will find photographers, watercolorists, oil or acrylic painters and as well as multimedia artists.”

There will be a silent auction of artworks donated by the participating artists. “Our artwork is special because it is from all local artists and often of local scenes,” said Doreen Long, photographer and fiber artist. “Our bazaar features really special deals on silent auction items where the proceeds help support our Off Track Gallery.”

Come enjoy hot apple cider, yummy treats, raffle, silent auction, and art for sale by artists: paintings, jewelry, photography, gourds, glass, ceramics, mosaics, fiber art, cards, prints and more.

Bring a canned good to the Bazaar and receive a raffle ticket to enter to win a $25 gift certificate to the Off Track Gallery.

Admission to the Bazaar and parking are free. Visit OffTrackGallery.com, call 760-942-3636, or contact swanson121@cox.net.


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