By Frogard

For November and December, aRt Cottage is featuring crafts and original art made by local artists. These items are high quality, handcrafted, and one of a kind. This is the first time aRt Cottage is having an exhibit that will be continuous for a two-month period. Think of it as an extraordinary Holiday Craft Faire full of unique gifts ideas and décor.
“In order to get the best item, you will have to shop early,” advises Fro, the aRt Cottage owner and docent. “There is no guarantee that the same item will be there in December. I suspect items will be ‘flying off the wall’ and out of the display baskets, as shoppers come in to purchase these unique gifts.”
Although, local artists and crafters will have the opportunity to refill their “stock” as shoppers find that perfect gift, most items are originals.
There will be an Open House reception for the artists on November 10, from 2 to 4 pm. The public is encouraged to come and meet the local artists and shop.
“We will have live music, refreshments, and lots of cool stuff to purchase. Here is your opportunity to be original and give a hand-crafted item this year,” Fro says enthusiastically. “There will be many items to choose from. Your purchase will be helping the community by supporting the aRt Cottage, and our local artists. This is a win-win opportunity. We have trees with dried fruit, paintings of all kinds, miniature hot air balloons, handknitted and crocheted gloves, hats and scarves, holiday pillows and much more.”
aRt Cottage hours are Tuesday- Friday from 11a.m.-5p.m. and Saturday from 1p.m.-5p.m. at 2238 Mt. Diablo St. in Concord. You can get more information at