The Gallery Store at the Aiken Center for the Arts will present a Holiday Party today from 5 to 8p.m. The Arts Gallery Store helps to support artists, and the store contributes to maintaining the Arts Center,

From original works of art by regional craftsmen to imaginative pieces by local artists to exquisite wearable art, the Gallery Store has gifts for all occasions. Many items are handmade and one-of-a-kind, while others are signature pieces available exclusively at the Aiken Center for the Arts. The Gallery Store gives local and regional artists a “home” for their craft and provides a dynamic shopping experience for Aiken.

The Gallery Store welcomes 15 new artists (and counting), in addition to its long-standing favorites. Some of the newer pottery artists are David Zacharias and Pamela Kadlec. The store also features the work of South Carolina potters Gary Dexter and Jerry Pruitt, along with Georgia potters Tierny Rollins and Juliet King.

A few new South Carolina jewelers are Duffy Brown, Judy McKenzie and Toni Chirico of 8 Petals, Ohio artist Karen Dilley, Virginia artists Martha and Ed Biggars and North Carolina artist Maggie Joynt. There is also work by Debbie Bruce and The Rose Lady.

For more information, call 641-9094 or visit


What: Aiken Center for the Arts Gallery Store Holiday Party

Where:Aiken Center for the Arts, 122 Laurens St.

When: Today from 5 to 8p.m.

Contact: Michelle Petty or Kristin Brown at 641-9094