Arts and Culture

Shani Gilchrist

SOUTH CAROLINA INSIDER

 

Celebrate the holiday shopping season at Five Points Festivus

Posted 11/29/2012 10:26:00 AM

I’ve been writing a lot about sipping and shopping, haven’t I? Well, for holiday shopping adults, I don’t think there is anything wrong with the two going hand in hand. We are celebrating the season, aren’t we?

If you are in Columbia this weekend, here comes another opportunity to sip on some wine while purchasing creative and artsy gifts for your loved ones. The Art Vandelay Shop and Sip Tour will take place during the 5th Annual Five Points Festivus on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. (and afterwards you can hop over to Garibaldi’s for a plate of lasagna while you continue to celebrate). Patrons will be able to stroll through more than 20 stores in this unique retail community that will be featuring local artists, a free sample of Van Gogh Vodka specialty cocktails, and delicious seasonal desserts.

Creative gifting opportunities include:

* Interactive art. Create a unique painted ornament with the Mad Platter at the Inn at Claussen’s
Cityscapes, wine sacs and paintings by Alicia Leeke at 2G’s retail store.

* Paintings by renowned visual artist Thomas Crouch at Bluetile Skateshop. 
Mamie Ruth designer Emily Bargeron’s Savannah-based clothing and jewelry at Bohemian.
 
* Hot chocolate bar at Bones, Rugs & Harmony, a brand-new home consignment store.

* White wine and perusing at Finleaf Gallery.
 
* Sculptures and graphic designs by Andrew Brush at Good for the Sole.

* Graphite and prismacolor paintings by Michael Dixon at Immaculate Piercing

* Don McCallister will sign copies of his new book, Fellow Traveler, at Loose Lucy’s

* Every Beatles vinyl re-issue is in stock in limited supply at Papa Jazz!

* Hand-Crafted fused glass jewelry, accessories and mosaics by Toni Chirico and jewelry and crafted clocks by Alexander B. Hibbs at Portfolio Art Gallery.

* Textiles by Grace Barns at Pupcakes Pet Boutique

* Special showing of watercolors available for purchase from the artists of Indigo Rose Tattoo.

* Distressed wood, wall hangings, and prints by American folk artist Michael Bise at Tic Toc Candy Shoppe

And much, much more! Holiday shopping should be a celebration. We have much to be thankful for this year. Go down to Five Points this weekend and have some fun with it!