Bear Valley Cultural Arts is excited to once again sponsor the Holiday Bazaar to be held at the Whiting Center Nov. 29 and 30. This show features 48 exceptionally talented fine artists and handcrafters who will bring you a unique shopping experience. Shopping hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. As always, admission is free.

Each vendor, as well as many local businesses, has 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 for.

This is the perfect venue to keep the “shop local” philosophy alive with all sorts of handcrafted gift-giving ideas. Jewelry vendors offer several different styles, unique handmade signs, hand-knitted scarves and hats, artwork, stained glass, fused glass, decorated gourds, metal art, wood carvings, scented candles, bath and body products, lazy susans, gift items for coffee lovers, oak barrel items, journaling gifts and personalized items created on site.

The Whiting Center is located at 26940 Bear Valley Road.

Gale Caldwell is the president of the Tehachapi Valley Art Association.