Downtown galleries planning Holiday Open House
URBANA — The downtown galleries are holding a Holiday Open House for an afternoon of new art shows and refreshments. Most will be open from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
— Amara Yoga & Arts in Lincoln Square Village will show work by four local artists. The "At the End, Before the Beginning" exhibit featuresDebra Domal, Aleksandra Sarnicka, Nathan Westerman and Nichole Sexton. There will also be refreshments and a raffle for a five-class pass for yoga.
— The Art Coop in Lincoln Square will feature "Brilliance: 4 Painters and a Photographer."
— Cinema Gallery, 120 W. Main St., will open its holiday show, "The Potters of Mata Ortiz." Refreshments will be served, and visitors can enter their names in a raffle to win a Mata Ortiz pot.
— Eclectic Artist Co-op, 123 W. Main St., is having a holiday-themed event, with emphasis on holiday decor, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
— Heartland Gallery, 112 W. Main St., will have a holiday open house and an opening celebration for the gallery's last show of new and nearly new works by past and presently featured local artists, including Sharon Davie-Barrett, Shoshanna Bauer, Ann McDowell, and Barb Ryan. Hot cider and other refreshments will be served from noon to 5 p.m. Bernard Cesarone of Kalarte Gallery will have a special exhibit of folk art from Latin America and other places.
— International Galleries in Lincoln Square is offering a 20 percent discount on custom framing and specials on jewelry, pottery and candles.
— Urbana Museum of Photography, 122A W. Main St. (second floor) is opening "Shades of Time: Urbana in the 1900s" in conjunction with the 180th anniversary of Urbana. The show will run through Dec. 29 with a reception 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.
— Wind Water and Light in Lincoln Square will be open and offer refreshments from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.