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Community members can also sign up for a holiday Drink and Draw class in December.

COURTESY PHOTO  - People can donate art to the Arts Council of Lake Oswego as part of the ARTmart fundraiser.The Arts Council of Lake Oswego is seeking artwork of varying types — paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints and quilts, to name a few — for the annual ARTmart fundraiser.

The collected art exhibit and sale will be available for viewing next year from Jan. 8 through Feb. 5 at the ACLO office, 41 B Ave.

Funds raised through the event will go toward funding outreach and education programs.

"It's always a great idea for people to donate art because they, a lot of time, people are looking for somewhere to donate it as opposed to throwing it away," said Robin Krakauer, who handles ACLO's development and communications. "This way, it stays in the community."

The Arts Council is accepting donations in good condition now through Jan. 15, 2021. People can drop off their art Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the ACLO's office.

Unsold art will be donated to the Community Warehouse in Portland, which provides art to local community members in need.

More details will be available on the ACLO's website in December.

A holiday event

This holiday season, the Arts Council of Lake Oswego is offering a festive Drink and Draw event.

Felt artist LeBrie Rich will host a two-hour program on Dec. 3 from 6-8 p.m. on needle felting for beginners. Participants will create a felt penguin ornament.

The class is $30 and includes the necessary materials. This session will be over Zoom, though kits will be available for no-contact pick up at 41 B Ave. the week before the class. The class is available for those 12 and up, and people can sign up on the ACLO's website.

"The Drink and Draw is so fun. Even though it's virtual, it's a great way to learn how to felt," Krakauer said. "What a fun way to spend the night with your family and friends."

COURTESY PHOTO - People are invited to join this holiday season's Drink and Draw event where folks can create a felt penguin ornament.


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