Second Annual Ultimate Holiday Party fundraiser December 10

Published 4:49 pm Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tryon Fine Arts Centers Ultimate Holiday Party will give participants a chance to shop for family and friends while supporting the centers operations. On Friday, December 10 at 6:30 p.m., Tryon Fine Arts Center will open the doors to this unusual second annual event which features local merchants selling gifts.

Dianne Joyce, chair of the event, is planning the festivities with the help of co-chairs Judy Warden, Stuart Evans, and Rebecca Barnes.

We are thrilled to support the local merchants and artisans, giving them a chance to display and sell their wonderful wares at our fundraiser, said Joyce. They are generously donating back a percentage of their profits to benefit Tryon Fine Arts Center.

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Some of the participating gift gallery merchants are Vines and Stuff, Kathleens, Thompsons Landscaping, The Farm House, The Coach House, Fredericks Design Studio, and PJs Fashions.

Shoppers will have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items from a weekend adventure at a romantic Charleston getaway, to paintings by local artists, and much more. Stocking stuffers and Morris the Horse ornaments will be available for purchase gift-wrapped and ready to go.

The Ultimate Holiday Party will feature several well-known area pianists taking turns in the lobby to put everyone in the holiday spirit with carolers strolling in and out to bring sparkle and warmth to the evening. Food will be provided by Patty Otto.

Call the Tryon Fine Arts Center Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 828-859-8322 for more information and to reserve your spot on the guest list.