Cal State Long Beach Art Department Annual Holiday Sale
2009-12-02 · By Editor
Thousands of student and faculty-produced artworks go on sale this weekend — including pottery, ceramics, woodwork, paintings, illustrations, jewelry and printmaking pieces.
For more than 40 years the California State University, Long Beach Art Department has hosted a very special Holiday shopping opportunity for art lovers. This holiday season, more than 3,000 unique and individual pieces will be available for purchase. Both students and faculty members participate in the sale, with a significant percentage of the proceeds going to support student scholarships, supplies and travel.
The sale officially begins at 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 6 and lasts all week until December 10.
Art works and genres showcase the exceptionally diverse and comprehensive programs offered through the CSULB Art Department, the largest department on campus. From photography to fiber, ceramics to illustration, sculpture to metals, jewelry to graphic design, woodwork to drawing and painting – the Art Sale features work for every taste and every budget. Last year’s sale was one of the most popular in the event’s history. Prices for individual pieces are expected to range from $5 to $500, depending on the work’s size, the artist’s reputation and the materials and time involved in its creation.
Sale hours are Sunday, December 6 from 4-7 p.m. and Monday-Thursday, December 7-10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Historically, patrons have begun lining up two and three hours prior to the opening of the sale, to ensure the best selection of these one-of-a-kind objects. Cash, check, Visa, Mastercard and American Express are accepted forms of payment.
The Art Department Holiday Sale takes place in the CSULB Art Department Galleries and courtyard, located in between the Fine Arts 2 and Fine Arts 3 buildings on the southeastern section of the CSULB campus. Parking for the sale is available in Lot 6 next to the library and Lot 8a next to FA2. From the parking lots, patrons are asked to follow the directional signs leading to the sale.