Bear Valley Cultural Arts is excited to once again sponsor the Holiday Bazaar to be held at the Whiting Center on Nov. 24 and 25. This show features 48 exceptionally talented fine artists and handcrafters who will bring you a unique shopping experience. Shopping hours are Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. As always, admission is free.

Each vendor, as well as many local businesses, have generously donated to our always-popular holiday raffle. So plan ahead and grab up those lucky tickets. Tickets are $1 each or eight for $5. The funds raised from this event help provide other fun and exciting cultural events, so we greatly appreciate the support.

Santa’s Café will fill the air with delightful scents and tempt your tummy as Kathleen has once again volunteered to bring her tasty treats to the bazaar. Her luncheon items and selection of desserts are well worth stopping by. We’re also featuring a “Letter’s to Santa” Post Office.

This is the perfect venue to keep the “shop local” philosophy alive with all sorts of handcrafted gift-giving ideas. Jewelry, handmade signs, hand-knitted scarves and hats, artwork, stained glass, decorated gourds, metal art, wood carvings, scented candles, bath and body products, alpaca gift items, books by local authors, silk scarves and even gifts for your pampered pets will be available.

Plan ahead for gate passes.

Gale Caldwell is the coordinator of the Holiday Bazaar.