December 22, 2013 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
On Sunday, December 22th from 12-5 local Hope organizations welcome the community to visit various locations in Hope to celebrate the holiday season.
Sweet Tree Arts welcomes families to create artful gifts and create their own wrapping paper and cards. Upstairs families will find the Elf Shelf, hosted by Katie Schenck Urey, children may experience the joy of giving by purchasing gently used toys to give to a sibling or friend. Their donation will be given to a charity of their choice.  At 3pm Jess Day an…d BJ Kopishke of Mid Midcoast Music Together lead a family sing along and music making with warm cider at Sweet Tree Arts.
Winterwork at Hope Spinnery will feature local artisans selling fine crafted items in wool, glass, fiber arts, stone, clay, cloth and more. Vendors include Bill Huntington, Kate Chandler, Marcie Adler-HowardMark Guido, Amy Robbins-Wilson and more. Also Rock Coast Rollers will be at the Hope Spinnery.  They will share info on the league and have handmade treasures and baked goods.
Amy Wilton Photography will offer $45/15 minute portrait sittings from 1-5pm, in her studio across the street from Sweet Tree Arts.
Hope Clay / Avery Larned on the bottom floor of the Spinnery will be open for families to glaze ornaments. All ornaments will be fired and ready for pick up. There will also be a student kids clay exhibition and studio member mug sale to support Hope Clay.
From 4-5pm Hope Elephants will be open to decorate their Christmas tree for Rosie and Opal.  Sweet Tree Arts, Hope Clay and Hope Spinnery, offer edible items to hang on the Elephants’ tree. Tractor rides from Sweet Tree Arts are available to the barn and caroling for Rosie and Opal encouraged. Hope Elephants will also unveil murals created by many local schools displayed inside the barn. Participating schools include, Hope School, Wayfinder school, Riley School, Camden Rockport Middle and High Schools, Rockland Middle school and the Rockland Rec center.
Join us as we Celebrate Hope Maine!