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Camden Park Presents Art on a Limb

November 20 - January 6, 2019

Please join us for Camden Park Presents Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 2, 2018, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event features holiday music and dance performances, a visit from Santa Claus, holiday shopping in the Museum Gift Shop, refreshments and children’s art activities. Admission is free, but please bring warm clothes for the Cridlin Food & Clothing Pantry and nonperishable food for the Facing Hunger Foodbank.

In celebration of the holiday season, area artists and artist groups apply their skills and share their talents to decorate trees throughout the museum. In the Virginia Van Zandt Great Hall, at the entrance of the museum, is the 12-foot tall Palette Tree. This tree is decorated with artist palettes. Each palette is hand-decorated by a different artist in that artist’s unique style. Altogether there are more than 50 one-of-a-kind palettes on this tree.

Throughout the museum, in different gallery spaces, there are additional trees. Each one of these trees is decorated with ornaments from an area artist group. Ornaments from Woodworkers & Woodturners decorate one tree. At the end of the Virginia Van Zandt Great Hall is the Folk Art tree. The West Virginia Bead Society decorates the tree in HMA’s Glass Gallery, which is presented by Cabell Huntington Hospital. The Tri-Area Needle Arts members decorate the tree at the end of the Bridge Gallery. In front of the window at the far end of the Daywood Gallery is the tree decorated by the Western Weavers Guild of the West Virginia Basketmakers. Finally, at the entrance to the Daine Gallery is the tree decorated by the Calligraphers Guild.

Camden Park Presents Art on a Limb

​The Palette Tree stands tall in the Virginia Van Zandt Great Hall during the holiday season.