Some of the wares available at the 2020 Beaux Arts Bazaar at the Quesnel Art Gallery. The bazaar runs until Christmas Eve. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Some of the wares available at the 2020 Beaux Arts Bazaar at the Quesnel Art Gallery. The bazaar runs until Christmas Eve. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Beaux Arts Bazaar especially important in 2020

Quesnel Art Gallery director Marguerite Hall says this is their biggest source of funds

It won’t be an average Beaux Arts Bazaar in 2020.

Quesnel Art Gallery board member Marguerite Hall says the annual fundraiser at the Quesnel Art Gallery and gift shop has taken on an added importance this year.

“This is the show where we make most of the money to run the gallery for the whole year,” she said. “Of course, this year we’re kind of hurting, but so is everyone else.”

The bazaar kicked off Saturday, Nov. 14 and runs five days a week (Tuesday to Saturday) until Christmas Eve.

Hall said there were eight new artists showcasing and selling their wares.

The expansion was caused by the cancellation of the usual market that is held during the weeks leading up to Christmas. The gallery opened up its doors to anyone who usually sells at the farmers’ market.

Everything from sewing and soap to photography, pottery, figurines and more is available for purchase.

“Everything you would want for children and for adults, for gifts,” Hall said.

Hall said she was hoping a potential return of a Christmas tradition will cause people to increase their purchases.

On display at the gallery are hand-painted cards to send around the world if you cannot travel for the holidays.

“We have the best card selection in town,” she said. “If people can’t go home for Christmas, they can come get a card and send a personal greeting that way.”

The expansion isn’t the only change for 2020.

The gallery is posting goods and prices on its Facebook page, allowing people to order items and pick them up at the gallery if they want to remain as isolated as possible.

The art gallery, which is located inside the Quesnel and District Arts and Recreation Centre at 500 North Star Rd., is also a space on the Love Quesnel shop local bingo card.

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