Sunday, December 20, 2009

Holiday Giving

The holiday season is intensifying and with the end of one year and the beginning of another,  we take moments amongst the flurry (and flurries) to reflect.  When thinking of appreciating the past and hopes for the future, the idea of "What is special, unique?" A wonderful way to make note is through art; marking past events, personal relationships or creating new memories. Always thoughtful, hopefully thought provoking.  Please support the arts communities throughout the bring yourself and your friends/family much joy and amazement.  Memberships to art organizations, tickets to upcoming events, taking a class, buying a special item, starting an art collection, attending an art seminar, joining an art club. A gift to be shared and enjoyed year round.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Santa's Helpers in Irvington

Many people braved the chill to do some holiday shopping during Christmas in Irvington. They found that the local shops kept them warm as they perused all the beautiful items, sampled savory snacks and had a visit with Santa. Thanks for supporting your local merchants. Your friends and family will be thrilled with their one-of-a-kind gifts! And, a Santa's helper was seen picking up an IGA looks like someone may be getting an IGA membership that "gives" all year 'round! To see more people enjoying the evening, check out Irvington Guild of Artists on FaceBook.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christmas in Irvington 12/4/09 from 5-9pm

The Irvington Guild of Artists will have representatives on hand at Blooming Dragon Emporium for this year's Christmas in Irvington.
Membership applications for 2010 will be available as well as information about upcoming exhibits! Please join us in supporting Irvington's merchants during this holiday season.

Did you know that according to many economists, that SHOPPING LOCAL helps the community far better than shopping online or at chain retailers? And, not just a little. It is estimated that for every $100 spent locally, $68-$73 comes back to Irvington. Spend the money at a national chain? Only $43 comes back.