HAMPTON – The Lane House Arts Center in Hampton is hosting their 3rd annual “Art for the Holidays” exhibit, featuring local artists and fine crafts people, as well as an open house and open studios.
The holiday exhibit and gallery at LHAC feature over 30 artists in a wide range of mediums and styles, from paintings and photography to woodwork, ceramics and jewelry, leather work and fiber arts, and handmade ornaments and holiday cards. “We have an amazing array of unique, hand-crafted work, perfect for gift giving,” says Karen Desrosiers, founder of Lane House Arts Center. “This is a great opportunity to support artists and local business, while finding one-of-a-kind gifts.”
Local artist Jan Labrecque will also have an exhibit, “Winter by the Sea”, in the gallery for the month of December, featuring original watercolor paintings of seasonal images and scenes of the seacoast area.
An open house and open studios will run Dec. 2 to 4. “Visitors can explore the artist studios, chat with artists, and enjoy a holiday treat,” says Desrosiers. The “Art for the Holidays” exhibit and expanded gallery continues to Dec. 22. The gallery is open Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Simultaneously, the Lane House Arts Center is hosting a food/item drive and fundraiser to support the Hampton Community Coalition at Hobbs House, which is an all-volunteer, grass-roots program supporting families in need in the Hampton area. The fundraiser to benefit the Hampton Community Coalition will continue to Dec. 21.
LHAC is located in downtown Hampton, in the historic Lane House, at 380 Lafayette Road (rear). For more information, contact LHAC via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 603-926-1111 or visit the website at www.lanehousearts.com. More information about HCC can be found at http://www.hamptoncommunitycoalition.org/.
This article originally appeared on Portsmouth Herald: 3rd Annual Art for the Holidays exhibit at the Lane House Arts Center