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American Holiday returns to Butler

YOUNGSTOWN — The Butler Institute of American Art will host its 52nd American Holiday Arts & Crafts Show this weekend.

The event will include more than 70 artisans creating and selling handcrafted jewelry, woodworking, little boxwood Christmas trees, glass, fine art & photography, chocolates, cheeses and other gift items.

Proceeds from the annual fundraiser support the museum, which offers free admission year round, as well as its free public programs and art education outreach. Participating artists and artisan vendors donate some of their items for a chance auction to raise funds as well. Auction tickets can be purchased during the event with winners drawn on Sunday afternoon. Ticket holders need not be present to win and will be notified by phone.

The Butler Museum Store and the Fine Art Sales Gallery also will be open during the event. Proceeds from Butler Museum Store sales help fund the museum’s free programming as well.

Free appraisals will be offered by the Bonfoey Company during the event from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

This year’s volunteer committee organizing the event includes JoAnn Blunt, Sharon Diehl, Iris Torres Guglucello, Annette Kay, Debbie Liptak, Anthony Monaco, Rich Morgan, Audrea Neri, Lynn Doyle Pebworth, Pat Fagan, Mary Lou Yaist, Reggie Reynolds, Lisa Rohrbaugh, Susan Rowley, Fred Schuster, Guy and Kary Shively, Mark Shohayda, Glenn Stevens, Sharon Tamp, Florence Wang and Jeff Yelic.

The event runs 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Butler, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Admission is $5 for adults with children ages 12 and younger admitted free.

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