Thursday, December 04, 2014

Calumet galleries, studios, shops offer First Friday gift shopping, art exhibits, more ...

CALUMET -- First Friday in Calumet -- Dec. 5, 2014 -- will offer visitors a chance to shop for one-of-a-kind gifts while enjoying new art exhibits and art activities in the holiday atmosphere of Christmas in Calumet.

Paige Wiard Gallery: "Glorious Gifting"

This pendant designed by Sue Hubbard is one of many one-of-a-kind gifts for sale at the Paige Wiard Gallery. (Photo courtesy Paige Wiard Gallery)

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Yes, it's that time of year again to start looking for the perfect Christmas gift. Visit the Paige Wiard Gallery for their "Glorious Gifting" show. Find the perfect gift for everyone on your Christmas list. The gallery will be displaying unique one-of-a-kind gifts, with a variety of price ranges.

An opening reception will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5 at 109 5th Street, Calumet. For more information please call 337-5970 or email

Calumet Art Center: Open Studio

Ceramic artist Ed Gray, Calumet Art Center executive director, is pictured here with pots he fired recently. Visit the Center on First Friday to see art in progress. (Photo courtesy Calumet Art Center)

Visit the Calumet Art Center, 57055 Fifth St., for an Open Studio where you can find the space you need as well as inspiration to start, continue or finish your own personal art project. If you're looking for a unique gift created by local artists, browse the Center's studios, where you'll find reliquaries, paintings and woodcuts, woven bookmarks and jewelry.

Find your inspiration while touring the center and open studios featuring looms of all types, lamp work bead station, library and writing studio and the clay studio where there are always works in progress. Learn about recent classes, projects and upcoming events. Stop in on First Friday during your gallery tour. For more information call (906) 934-2228.

Galerie Bohème:  Group show

"Orange Bike," pen ink and colored pencil, by Cynthia Coté. (Photo courtesy Galerie Bohème)

Galerie Bohème is pleased to bring you a December group show featuring outstanding artist works by Margo McCafferty, Tom Rudd, Cynthia Coté, Georgi Tsenov and more.

The opening reception will be from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5. So stop by check out the art, have a cuppa, a cookie, talk with friends and neighbors and take some fine art home for the holidays. Galerie Bohème is at 423 Fifth St. For more information, call (906) 369-4087.

Copper Country Associated Artists: Open House with Artists

At the Copper Country Associated Artists (CCAA) "Artist Open House," member artists will be in the gallery from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 5. Come browse, visit the artists and shop for the unique gifts they have created for this holiday season. For more information, contact the gallery at 337-1252, Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The CCAA Gallery is at 205 Fifth St.

Hahn Hammered Copper: Ornaments and unique items

Stop in at Hahn Hammered Copper on First Friday to see what's new for the Holidays. Enjoy homemade cookies while you browse our own hand-hammered copper ornaments and unique salvaged items. Add a rustic touch to your loft with a barbed wire wreath, or a vintage brass candlestick from an old Copper Country church or perhaps an Odd Fellows Saint Nicholas mask!

Whatever your taste, you're sure to find something at Hahn Hammered Copper, 203 Fifth St. in Calumet.

Cross Country Sports: Holiday Open House

At Cross Country Sports, a Holiday Open House, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., will feature works by local artists including Jeremy Rowe of Night Sky Photography, Elaine Eikenberry, Heather Mroz, Eric Ollis of UP Panorama, Jen Szubielak and Barbara Flanagin.

Stop in at 507 Oak Street for holiday cookies and refreshments, in-store discounts and a drawing for a door prize at 9 p.m.! For more information, call 337-4520.

Café Rosetta: Poetry Reading, art by Jacquelyn Williams

Café Rosetta is pleased to host a Community Poetry Reading and Slam from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on First Friday! Let out your inner poet by sharing your latest creation or your favorite poetry piece. Or, win a cash prize/gift certificate in the Poetry Slam! A poetry slam is the competitive art of performance poetry. This is a community event, open to all ages.

Jacquelyn Williams is Café Rosetta's December featured artist. Jacquelyn is excited to be returning to the Rosetta to share her love of art. Her works for this season include a beautiful variety of autumnal and winter landscapes on canvas, framed original oil pastel sketches and hand-painted holiday ornaments. Stop in to enjoy Jacquelyn's art or pick up a perfect original gift!

Café Rosetta is at 104 Fifth St. in Calumet.

Click here to learn about more Christmas in Calumet events this weekend.

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