Artist Demonstrations Added To 47th Annual Christkindl Markt

The 47th annual Christkindl Markt will be held on November 9, 10, and 11th at the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts, located at 1001 Market Avenue North in downtown Canton. Sponsored by the Canton Fine Arts Associates, Christkindl Markt is a juried fine arts and crafts show with a holiday theme. Profits benefit the Canton Museum of Art.

New this year:

Several award-winning local artists will demonstrate their talents for guests on Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10 from 2 to 4 pm in the Canton Museum of Art lobby. All members of the Canton Artists League, the artists will include Nancy Stewart Matin, Suni Lopez-Ortiz, Ann Cranor and Peter Castillo. Nancy Matin is both a working artist and an art instructor. She has won awards in several competitive exhibits and her watercolor paintings are in many museums and private collections. Suni Lopez-Ortiz was born in Spain, has traveled extensively and is an avid gardener. She enjoys painting flowers and is inspired by nature. Artist Ann Cranor earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kansas State University with an emphasis in printmaking. She recently moved to Canton with her husband, Tim, and is inspired by the beauty of this area. Peter Castillo was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was raised in South America. He completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Ohio, and has exhibited his paintings throughout Northeast Ohio.

This year's Markt, a treasured holiday tradition, will also include returning favorite activities. Featured this year will be more than 100 artisans exhibiting their handcrafted fine arts and crafts items, such as jewelry, ceramics, glassware, hand-woven textiles, holiday items and more. Also available will be two raffles, a silent auction, book sale, a Sweet Shoppe with homemade goodies, a "Sure Bet" event, visits by Santa, and the annual $1000 shopping spree donated by Andreas Furniture of Sugarcreek, Ohio.

Two eateries will be available for shoppers (including beer and wine), catered by That Little Italian Kitchen. Delicious food items will include sandwiches, salads, gourmet Italian desserts and more.

Tickets are $7 per person; children 12 years of age and under are free. Parking is free. Pre-sale tickets are available for purchase by cash or check at the Canton Museum of Art. For more information, visit cantonart.org/christkindl and follow us on social media.

Canton Fine Arts Associates, founded in 1952, is a service organization affiliated with the Canton Museum of Art. Their focus is on promoting and supporting the visual arts in the regional area.

Attached Photo: Nancy Stewart Matin, award- winning local artist, will demonstrate her watercolor painting techniques at the 47th annual Christkindl Markt on Friday, November 10th from 2 to 4 pm. Pictured- Matin stands in front of her painting "Shadow Dancing."

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