Whether you’re #homeinCLE for the holidays…
…Or headed out of town
Celebrating with family…
…Or savoring the peace and quiet of your house…
Scott and I spent last Friday at Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art for their annual holiday shopping event ArtScape. The last time we visited MOCA was for a Tri-C JazzFest concert. This time, their versatile lobby was transforrmed into a pop up shop of jewelry and design gifts.
We also had a chance to look at the museum’s current exhibits, Simon Evans’ Only Words Eaten by Experience and Michelle Grabner’s I Work From Home. We particularly liked Evans’ work, which consisted of small pieces of paper, tape, and white-out compiled into diagrams, maps, flowcharts and diary entries cataloging his day-to-day life.
MOCA features many other events throughout December to enjoy the museum’s space and the current exhibits, including Free First Saturdays (Dec. 7), One Hour One Work (Dec. 11), and a concert with Daniel Lippel co-presented by the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society (Dec. 12).
If you missed your chance to start your holiday shopping at ArtScape, though, don’t worry. I have 10 events to help you shop local in November and December.
Check them out and if you have any suggestions of other holiday shopping events, leave a comment below.
Cleveland’s weather hasn’t been able to make up its mind lately – some days have been beautiful and warm (definitely not December weather). Others draped in fog. And then this weekend’s forecast calls for rain and possibly snow.
I know for me, this can make it difficult when putting together my holiday plans.
Fortunately, you can surround yourself with the natural beauty of the holidays without worrying about the weather at the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s indoor Glow.
This December, take your coat off and stay awhile inside the Garden’s galleries and greenhouse, decked with 100,000 lights and the bright colors of 3,000 holiday plantings from red and white poinsettias to Christmas cactus and winterberry holly.
Last weekend, Scott and I took in the sights, sounds and scents of Glow for ourselves.