Seven galleries; seven prizes

The Carson Valley Art Gallery Association is sponsoring a free art raffle for its December Second Saturday event. Art lovers who visit all seven Carson Valley art galleries on either Saturday or Sunday this weekend will be eligible to win one of seven prizes donated by the galleries. Prizes can range from gift certificates to original pieces of art. Patrons must pick up a punch card "passport" from one of the participating galleries and have it signed by each gallery they visit. At the last gallery, the card will be turned in to be submitted for the raffle. All galleries will be offering holiday treats from wine to cocoa and cookies over the two-day period.

Along with the raffle event, other special events during December Second Saturday include:

Artistic Viewpoints

Artistic Viewpoints Gallery and Studio, 1368 Highway 395 B, Gardnerville, will be offering a miniature painting "workshop" in which anyone can drop in and paint their own miniature paintings which can be used as ornaments or gifts. Cost is $20 per ornament, and includes all materials, including frames. Miniature paintings by gallery artists will also be available for sale. An Indian slate "Fire Rock" will be the raffle prize for the Second Saturday event. Information 783-0633.

Artisans International

Artisans International, 1653 Lucerne St., Suite, B, Minden, will be offering homemade Christmas cookies for all visitors today and Saturday. The gallery is raffling a $50 gift certificate for the seven-gallery art drawing. A separate raffle will be in its final week for 10 art items. Proceeds benefit the Soroptimist International long-term project with the Carson Tahoe Cancer Center. Information 783-8881.

Davis Gallery

The Davis Gallery of Fine Art, 2285B Main St., Genoa, will be featuring a continuation of their Christmas Miniature Show, offering small original oil works of winter scenes by their stable of fine artists. The miniature show runs through Christmas. As part of the Second Saturday, the Davis Gallery will be offering a 25 percent off certificate to winners of the "Visit All Seven Galleries" event drawing. Information 782-0568.

East Fork Gallery

The East Fork Gallery, 1503 Highway 395, Gardnerville, will be featuring original Christmas d├ęcor such as hand painted gourds, stain glass sun catchers and china painted pins by East Fork Gallery artists. Gallery president and award-winning artist Marge Buttles will do a watercolor demonstration from 1-3 p.m. Prints of floral and scenery paintings on cards will be available. Christmas spice tea and cookies will be offered for refreshments. A hand painted tile will be East Fork's raffle prize. Information 782-7629.

Minden Fast Frame

Minden Fast Frame Art Gallery, 1614 Highway 395, Minden, will be holding a "Buttons and Beads" Christmas tree/holiday tree project for children ages 4 to 12 from 1-2 p.m. Make a cheerful decoration for the holidays. It's free. Space is limited so call 783-9490 by today. Fast Frame Gallery will be offering an original piece of art as their raffle prize for Second Saturday.

Lone Tree Frame

Lone Tree Frame Co. and Gallery, 1598 Esmeralda Ave., Minden, will be running a sale of up to 40 percent off on artwork for today and Saturday only. They will be offering a framed Mimi Jobe Christmas card as their raffle prize. Information 782-2522


Art!Rageous,1685 Highway 395 No. 5, Minden Plaza, Minden, is having a 50 percent off all art work and custom framing on Second Saturday ... just in time for Christmas. They will be giving away a free framed print during the raffle event. Information 783-4700.

Visit any of the seven galleries for a "passport" and an Art Gallery Guide or call 783-0633 for more information.


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