Shop the ART Market

Join MC Art Studio as they host “The ART Market” in South Russell on Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come for food, festivities and fun, including 25 vendors, food trucks, pumpkins, an art raffle, goodie bags and more. The event, sponsored by South Russell Village, will take place in the village parking lot behind the studio at 1208 Bell Road.

Fairmount presents Nutcracker

Fairmount Center for the Arts in Russell will present “Nutcracker at Home,” a safe way to celebrate and connect this holiday season, on Dec. 6 from 3-4 p.m. This event is free to the public, but donations are strongly encouraged.

“Nutcracker at Home” is a live-streamed event that includes dance, music and fun. Faculty and dancers will perform scenes from “The Nutcracker,” professional musicians will lead a family sing-along and the program will end with a visit from a special guest from the North Pole.

While the streamed event is free, two packages will be available for purchase to enhance the holiday event. The Sugar Plum Fun package ($50) includes a custom decorate-your-own Nutcracker cookie kit by D is for Delicious, including links to a cookie decorating lesson. It also includes a 30-minute live Zoom meeting with Nutcracker ballerinas after the performance. The Dance of the Toy Soldier package ($75) includes the cookies and cast Zoom as well as a holiday ornament craft kit designed by Fairmount artists that can be done from home.

The link to the live performance will be posted at www.fairmountcenter.org starting Dec. 1.

OAC calls for support

The Orange Art Center, 31500 Chagrin Blvd. in Pepper Pike, is calling for donations to help continue its 40 years of service in providing art education, exhibitions and community service. The center stated it was in a positive trajectory prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, but with the uncertainty surrounding the virus, the OAC needs financial support. The OAC’s year-end goal is $40,000. Donations should be designated to the Orange Art Center.

The art center is also calling for advisory council members, volunteers and teachers. The new Orange Art Center Advisory Council (OACAC) will provide support for OAC. Volunteers assist in daily operations, programming, events and exhibitions. Those interested in teaching a class or workshop should complete the proposal application for consideration. The OAC is expanding its onsite and online curriculum. This expansion will allow for adding new disciplines like illustration, filmmaking, photography and animation. For more information, call 216-831-5130 or visit orangeartcenter.org.

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