Mint Hill Arts’ “Small Treasures” exhibit is returning just in time for the holiday gift-giving season.
Each year during the month of November, the nonprofit hosts Small Treasures, which features smaller pieces of artwork for sale with gift-giving prices in mind. The organization will host an opening reception for the exhibit from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at the gallery, 11205 Lawyers Road, in Mint Hill. The show runs through Nov. 29.
“The main function (of the show) is offering more affordable art for the public,” Tony Billotto, president and gallery chair of Mint Hill Arts, said. “The other element is a lot of artists don’t do larger work. There are a lot of artists who do smaller work. This is a great opportunity to display that work.”
Only artists who are members of Mint Hill Arts can submit artwork for the show and artists can submit up to eight pieces each.
“Usually we don’t offer that amount (of entries),” Billotto said. “We can have more artwork at a smaller size in the gallery, so there’s actually more artwork numerically to look at.”
Billotto said there are virtually no limits to the type of artwork the show will feature. From paintings to sculptures, abstract art to realism and holiday-related pieces to everyday creations, the exhibit has it all, he said.
“It’s always surprise. We never know what’s going to walk in the door,” he said. “The beauty of the creative process is that you never know where an artist is going to go with his or her creations.”
Billotto said the show has grown over the past several years as membership has increased.
“There are more people entering, and it’s also a show that a lot of our members look forward to,” he said. “It’s fun, and it kind of ushers in the holiday season.”
For more information, visit www.minthillarts.org.