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Hardy Opens Uptown Gallery, Celebrates the Holiday Season

The Francis Hardy Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the opening of its Uptown Gallery, a quaint gallery nestled in the heart of historic downtown Ephraim. Holiday shoppers won’t want to miss the collection of exceptional handcrafted work available for the 2007 holiday shopping season!

The Uptown Gallery supports the mission of the FHCA through the sale of merchandise produced by an array of Door County artisans. It offers a unique assortment of original gifts such as artisan jewelry, fine art glass, furniture, pottery, holiday cards, prints, felt purses, fiber sculptures, and more. All proceeds support the Hardy’s free educational programs.

“The Uptown Gallery is a valuable resource to find a plethora of interesting gift items that support the artists who live and work in our communities,” said Elizabeth Meissner, exhibitions director. “As more and more people are looking for items that reflect their distinctive personalities, we hope residents and visitors alike will stop in and peruse the merchandise.”

Visit Ephraim on Saturday, December 1 and join the Hardy in celebrating “A Village Christmas.” Enjoy the ninth Annual Christmas Tree Lighting scheduled to take place late afternoon along with carols, reminiscences and holiday cheer! Free hot cider and cookies will be available at the Uptown Gallery throughout the day. Winter hours are 10 am – 5 pm Monday through Saturday. The gallery is located at 9996 Pioneer Lane, directly behind the Ephraim Village Hall.

For more information about the Uptown Gallery or exhibiting artists, please call 920.854.2210 or send e-mail to [email protected].