The countdown to the holidays begins: Only 47 days until Christmas and 34 days until Hanukkah! You can get a jump start on holiday shopping at the Holiday Gift Show at the Rowayton Arts Center. Opening weekend is Saturday, November 18 through Monday November 20 (10am-5pm).
The Holiday Gift Show is a Rowayton tradition. Under the creative eye of award winning artist Pam Abear, the RAC Art Gallery transforms into a magical winter wonderland. It’s filled with the work of the best artisans in the region. You’ll find original one-of-a-kind  presents for everyone on your list. Opening weekend hours are Saturday through Monday, November 18-20 (10:00am-5:00pm). Regular hours from November 21 to December 24 are: Sunday (Noon-5pm), Tuesday through Friday (Noon-5pm), Saturday (10am–5pm). Closed Mondays – except the Monday (November 20) before Christmas. Closes on December 24 at 2pm.

As part of the Rowayton holiday festivities on Sunday evening, Novemeber 26, RAC will be roasting chestnuts. The gallery will be open until 7pm. This is one evening in the village you don’t want to miss!

When you are in the gallery, have a look at Dana Goodfellow’s painting, “Island Lighthouse.” Mrs. Goodfellow, award winning painter and instructor, has generously donated her painting (Value: $3200) to the RAC raffle. Her work can be found in private collections throughout the US and has been featured in several local publications. Proceeds from the raffle and Holiday Gift Show are used to support the Art Center and its educational outreach projects.

For almost 60 years, the Rowayton Arts Center has been a cultural gem. It is an exceptional gallery where regional artists can exhibit and sell their art, as well as being a wonderful venue for art workshops and classes. The Art School offers classes to children and adults at all levels. The RAC Gallery and Art School are located on the bank of the scenic Five Mile River in Rowayton, CT at 145 Rowayton Avenue. For more information: www.rowaytonartscenter.org