111 Corry Street, Yellow Springs Open Wednesday thru Sunday, 1 – 4pm
“According to artist Alice Robrish, the quality of the gallery, with good lighting, staff, a good location and a space for classes, plus the organization’s extensive internet presence ‘is a terrific service to the art community and the wider community. They nourish the connections between the artists in town. It enriches all of us.”
-Yellow Springs News, June 2013
Currently in the Gallery
Friday, December 5 from 6 - 9 PM
Members-Only Sneak Peek
YSAC members get First Dibs at a Pre Opening Jumble Sale for Members Only!
The Free Art Supplies Table for any artists will be back this year too.
Join us for Cookies and Tea, Christmas music, Holiday Shopping amongst the art treasures and smiling Jumble Elves.
December 6 - 31
Holiday Art Jumble
What is a Jumble? It’s an old British term for a Rummage Sale. But we have given it a different twist–ours is an Art Jumble. Everything in it is fine art, handmade crafts, art supplies or in the dubious but fun category of “arty.” But it’s still about raising money for a good cause.
This is an event that people love to come to, to see all the oddities and beauties, and hunt for that perfect gift and of course, they love the “get it for a bargain” part too. The Arts Council Gallery Committee brings their artist eyes and skills to arrange and make everything look beautiful. Think British Tea Room at the Holidays, smelling of fresh pine and sparkling with snow. We will have the Tea Pot on and cookies to munch. Have a “cuppa” and chat with our jumble elves. (They are really our gallery hosts but they sure look like elves to us!)
What can you expect to see? Yellow Springs has many world travelers so we have had art from all around the world donated each year. We have been totally blown away with the art that has been donated over the last years. It is so varied, from Framed Fine Art Paintings to a collection of magnificent Circus Posters, to Textile Art like Molas and embroidered shawls, to a teeny leather duck from Poland and a collection of painted owls, to hand crafted dolls and antique jewelry. You never know what will be donated, and what you will find at the Jumble. It’s a mystery.
Donate To the Holiday Art Jumble
We invite you to donate anything fascinating, lovable, crafty or “arty” that you are ready to pass on or no longer have a place for. We would love your Out-of-the-Closet Art, Grandma’s Arty Knickknacks, Hand-Crafted Whimsy, and Art Supplies. It’s painless and satisfying to pass on art that you are no longer showcasing in your home but still want it to go to something good.
Drop off your “Art Treasure” donations from Wednesday to Sunday (1-4 pm) from now to December 28 at the YSAC Gallery at 111 Corry Street or call Nancy Mellon at 937-767-1366 to work out another time. (So that we can keep restocking the Jumble, we will continue to accept donations after we open through December 28th during open gallery hours.)
Sorry, we cannot accept used toys, clothing, kitchen appliances or books. (Of course, if the item is just plain screaming “This Is ART!”, we will gladly make an exception!) If it’s a big item (say vintage velvet furniture that’s amazing), please call Nancy Mellon at 937-767-1366 to discuss.
December 13 from 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Arts Alive! featuring music by Heartstrings and a Cookie Bake-Off
The Heartstrings Concert will begin at 7:30 PM. There is a suggested donation of $7 for the event and includes the concert, light refreshments, cookie tasting and voting. Follow the link to learn more, and for more details about how to enter your favorite cookie in the Bake-Off.
Upcoming in the Gallery
Saturday, January 3 from 7 – 10 PM — Songwriters Concert Series
Saturday, January 10 from 6:30 – 9:30 PM — Arts Alive!
Join us for the debut of “Locked In – The Video”, filmed and edited by Travis Hawkes during the three day collaboration in November 2014.
2015 Gallery Schedule (pdf)
Click here for Past Exhibits at the YSAC Gallery