Artique celebrates five years of holidays
Event will feature art, food and Santa
November 29, 2016
The Artique anniversaries keep coming.
It makes sense, though, because 2016 does mark the fifth anniversary for the little, Kamas-based local-artist co-op.
So, after the summer party, why not celebrate a holiday party, owner Katie Stellpflug told The Park Record.
"We've been doing this the first Friday of December each year.," Stellpflug said. "We wanted to have a way to celebrate the holidays with our customers and artists and coincide with with our monthly First Friday Artist Opening events."
This year's holiday celebration will be held at Artique, 283 N. Main Street in Kamas, from 5-9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2.
The evening will feature pictures with Santa Claus from 5-6:30 p.m.
"When we decided to do a holiday show, we knew we wanted to have Santa come and join us that day, and he's been joining us ever since," Stellpflug said. "We love to get the kids and families out to enjoy the event."
The photos will be taken by Kate Ray of Fall Line Photography.
"Kate is fairly new to the scene and we thought it would be fun to have her here doing the pictures," Stellpflug said.
There will be featured items from all of Artique's artists.
"We have just more than 20 local artists, so everyone who is part of our regular roster is represented," Stellpflug said.
The event is also an opportunity for the artists to bring out their holiday flair.
"We want to showcase their Christmas ornaments and local small gift items, because it is, after all, the holidays," Stellpflug said.
The Fifth Annual Holiday show will also feature food and drinks.
"We'll have some festive holiday cookies and other appetizers with hot cider and hot chocolate," Stellpflug said.
The Artique Holiday Show also puts an emphasis on giving.
"I've always been one to hand make the gifts I give to people" Stellpflug said. "I think some of the spirit is [magnified] when you want to give a gift that really has meaning and I like what handmade gifts mean to the person you're giving it to.
"I want to extend that idea to the public and have our artists from our local community give out their handmade gifts," she said. "It's also nice to know who you're buying from and that you're supporting your neighbors."
That's what makes the season more meaningful.
"The people who buy these handmade items aren't just buying to buy, you know?" Stellpflug said. "I encourage people to come in and see what we have. All of these items are unique and you get to talk with the person who made them. You can't do that with big box stores."
The fifth annual Holiday Celebration will be held Friday, Dec. 2, from 5-9 p.m. at Artique, 283 N. Main St. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/artiqueartandgifts.