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Call for Member Artists to participate in the Holiday Store 2018
Stroudsburg, PA – The Pocono Arts Council will host its annual Holiday Store in the ARTSPACE Gallery at 18 N. 7th St., Stroudsburg. The popular art gift shop will be open throughout the holiday season, beginning Friday, November 23, 2018 through Friday, January 4, 2019. Fine artists, artisans and craftspeople are invited to showcase their wares. Participation to sell artwork and handcrafted items is open to all Pocono Arts Council members. Membership is an affordable $39 per year for individuals or $29 for seniors. http://poconoarts.org/support/become-a-member/ Member artists who would like to be featured in the Holiday Store 2018 must submit an application by Friday, November 9, 2018. Space is reserved on a first come, first served basis with payment. The Holiday Store application is available online at http://poconoarts.org/artspace-gallery/holiday/. Artists must arrange to have their art delivered to the gallery, hung and/or displayed, on Tuesday, November 20 or Wednesday, November 21 from 10am-3pm. Pocono Arts Council staff will manage the store 10am-4pm, Tuesday through Friday, with evening and weekend hours handled by volunteers. Fees for participation are: $30 for artists who volunteer a minimum 4-hour shift (with 20% commission to PoconoArts); or $40 for artists who do not volunteer (25% commission to PoconoArts) With a healthy staff of volunteers, the store can remain open and result in more sales. A special reception and member discount night will take place Thursday, November 29 from 5-7pm. Visit www.poconoarts.org for more information or call 570-476-4460 or email info@poconoarts.org. The Pocono Arts Council is a local arts service organization serving Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, and Wayne counties. The mission of the council is to build the community artistically and culturally by providing leadership, service and education - “Culture Builds Community.” For further information visit www.poconoarts.org or call 570-476-4460.