The Israeli Marketplace will take place on Dec. 11, 10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. More than 2,000 pieces of hand-crafted artwork from more than 45 Israeli artsts will be on sale. Artwork will include original paintings, jewelry with ancient Roman glass, moon stones or Eilat stone, Judaica items, and sculptures. Pieces featured are the work of up-and-coming artists as well as well-known craftsmen including:
- Impressionist painter Ben Avraham, who was the only student of Marc Chagall
- Jewelry maker Moshe Bar Kocva, who got his start crafting designs out of copper and metal pieces he found on the fields as a soldier in the first Lebanon War
- Moshe Castel, whose murals hang in the Knesset,RockefellerCenterand the official residence of the President of Israel, and in whose memory the Castel Museum of Art was founded
- George Petrov, whose platinum and ceramic sculptures are features in many Israeli gardens
- Husband-wife team Tanya Wissotzky and Alexander Galtchansky, who incorporate love notes to each other in their collaborative illustrations/paintings
The event will also feature a host of holiday-themed programs for children. The schedule of activities includes:
- Jelly Doughnut JAM Concert with Calypso Conroy at 12:00 p.m.
- Storytime with local children’s author Laura Nadler-Scott at 1:00 and 2:00 p.m.
- Gift Factory where children can make holiday gifts for friends/family ongoing from12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
- Stuffed animal making ongoing from12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
- Edible dreidel-making ongoing from12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
- Shalom Sesame videos ongoing from12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Israeli food will be available for purchase. The fee for the children’s activities is $10/child. The suggested donation for entrance into the art expo is $5/person. RSVP online now!