Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Gallery Open for Holidays

The Grand Opening of the Seguin Oakwood Art League Gallery began with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony conducted by the Seguin Chamber of Commerce. Almost 200 guests attended the reception that followed, roaming the halls and showrooms to see work by many of the area’s finest artists and enjoying the music of renowned classical guitarist George Gaytan. Refreshments included chile chocolate cake, cookies, sandwiches, hors d'oeuvres, punch, and champagne, and the door prizes awarded lucky guests were original art donated by participating artists. Click to see a short slide show.

Since Thanksgiving the Gallery was open as part of the City's Holiday Stroll during the Christmas parade. We also brought Santa and Mrs. Claus in out of the rain during the Downtown Business Association's Sip 'n Stroll so kids could visit and have their pictures made with the big man while members of the Seguin High School Matador Band played Christmas carols out front. And then we filled the Coliseum with 78 vendors for YuleFest, our all-day arts and crafts sale where we awarded between 50 and 60 door prizes.

The Gallery at 109 N. River St., Seguin, Texas, is open regularly now Wednesday-Saturday 10 AM to 6 PM. The phone number is (830) 379-SOAL. If you have work in the current exhibit, be sure you sign up for your day as docent. Remember, you only need to work 8 hours a month.