DECEMBER 3 and 4 | CHAMPAGNE & SHOPPING
Wednesday | 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join us at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens for the shopping experience of the season, Champagne & Shopping. Come enjoy holiday music and complimentary champagne and appetizers. There are discounts for everyone of 15% on Wednesday and 10% on Thursday, this is in addition to the regular 10% Member discount. Champagne and Shopping provides a unique opportunity for you to support the programs and activities of the Cummer Museum.
This year the Cummer Shop is excited to host brands such as: Chopstick Art: Bamboo Products from Recycled Chopsticks; Italianissimo: Very Italian Modern Murano Glass Jewelry; YOTTOY: Toys that Inspire the Imagination; and others. The Shop will also feature two local artisans as part of this event, Andy Peters of Burnt Glassworks: Handblown Glass and Beresford LTD: Handcrafted Fashion Jewelry.
A highlight of this event will be Sarah Oliver Handbags. Sarah Oliver, creator of Sarah Oliver Handbags, was recently featured in the November 2014 issue of O, the Oprah Magazine’s 27 Genius Fashion and Beauty Tips That Will Have You Prepped for Party Season. Oliver grew up watching generations of her family knit together, and this love of the craft led to the casual creation of handbags for friends and loved ones. Soon friends of friends were requesting Oliver’s unique clutches and mini-purses, and after an initial trunk show, Sarah Oliver Handbags was off and running. All of the knit fabric used to create Oliver’s bags is produced by a group of residents at The Redwoods senior community in Mill Valley, known as the Purlettes +1, Oliver’s knitting circle.
Another exciting artist you can see at the event is Jane Elissa. Elissa is a New York based artist, designer, author, and philanthropist. She is known for creating artwork on canvas combining elements of paint, created appliques, collage, beads, vintage materials, and tapestries. Each unique piece tells a story capturing the imagination, emotions, and a point of view that is unique. Her designs are available as wall art and wearable art, and they can be purchased as one-of-a kind pieces or licensed items. Elissa has been voluntarily raising money for cancer and leukemia research for the past 25 years through her benefits and designs, and she gives a percentage of hat sales to further cancer research. Elissa has also written a book about her life, her work, and fundraising for cancer and leukemia research called Diary of a Lollipop in a Peanut Factory.