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Music and Art at Corridor’s Holiday Fest
Music, art, refreshments and holiday shopping… what could be better? The Charlevoix Cultural Corridor Holiday Fest will take place on Wednesday, December 6 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The Cultural Corridor extends along Clinton Street, where the library and arts center are located, and includes State Street, where the historical society is situated.
The Charlevoix Public Library, the Charlevoix Circle of Arts and the Historical Society Museum at Harsha House have long been centers of cultural programming in the city, each offering distinct, yet complementary exhibits, events and programs. With the Cultural Corridor, the three organizations are connecting their visions with a common goal of becoming a central destination for cultural activity in Charlevoix. Throughout the year, the organizations collaborate on combined events or themes in hopes of providing visitors and locals with bountiful cultural experiences.
The Holiday Fest will begin at the Circle of Arts from 5-7 p.m., where the Circle Market full of hand-crafted gifts will be on display for holiday shoppers. On hand will be artisan demonstrations showing various techniques so patrons can see firsthand the craftsmanship that goes into the work on display. Refreshments and a free-of-charge gift wrapping station will be set up in the gallery. There will be music performed by The Cummings Quartet and students from the Dorothy Gerber Strings Program and a few holiday surprises to complement the exhibition.
The Museum at Harsha House will be open from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Enjoy refreshments, exhibits, a holiday sale of merchandise that will feature the restored iconic Irene Harsha-Young maps of Little Traverse, Grand Traverse and Mackinac Island, and prints of historic Charlevoix winter images. Copies of their newest book, Charlevoix the Beautiful: City on Three Lakes will also be available. Make sure to view the extensive repairs and renovations to the exterior of the Museum at Harsha House, funded with generous donations to the recently launched capital campaign: Embrace. Preserve. Cherish. and capital grants from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA).
End the evening at the library for a photography display featuring the works of LuAnn Griffin. Then enjoy some hot cocoa and the Jazz @ the Library Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Horse-drawn wagon rides will be available throughout the evening transporting people from venue to venue.
For more information, contact the Charlevoix Public Library at 231-237-7340, the Charlevoix Circle of Arts at 231-547-3554 or the Charlevoix Historical Society at 231-547-0373.