Arts, Dining & Entertainment

It’s the Thought That Counts: The Brandon Artists Guild announces holiday gift show

By Carrie Pill

Nov. 6 – Jan. 24— BRANDON—The Brandon Artists Guild (BAG) kicks off the holiday season with affordable, gift-able art and craft pieces.  The show, “It’s the Thought That Counts,” runs from Nov. 6 through Jan. 24. The public is invited to the free opening reception on Friday, Nov. 13 from 5-7 p.m. Social distancing rules will apply.

“We won’t let coronavirus dampen the holiday spirit of giving,” declared Stacey Stanhope Dundon, a ceramic artists and president of the BAG. “People can come to the Artists Guild and buy affordable, original pieces while avoiding crowds. They’re also helping the local economy and supporting working artists. It’s win-win.”

By Steven Zorn

In addition to BAG’s usual array of artworks, this all-member, all-media show features a Holiday Shop with a Mexican fiesta theme.

“The idea is to celebrate with bright, upbeat colors,” said Stanhope-Dundon. “The kind of color that lifts your spirits.”

BAG is an artist-run gallery with approximately 40 exhibiting artists and additional supporting members.

The BAG, at 7 Center Street in Brandon, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hours may vary. More info: 802-247-4956. or

By Judith Reilly

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