The 15th annual Holiday Show and Sale at the Downtown Gallery will open Friday, Dec. 3 from 3 to 8 p.m.; and continue Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For three days only, gallery partners and invited guest exhibitors will bring a rich spread of affordable art, fine crafts, ornaments, decorations and special antique treasures to the village gallery. There will be small paintings and prints, narcissus plants, cards and handmade soaps, lavender-scented pillows, decorated holiday cookies, felted ornaments and hand-turned wood utensils.

T-shirts and cards by Paula Green will be featured. Invited guests are Golden Apple Pottery; Dale Tognoni, magnets; Blair Clement, decorative metallic fish; Erica Qualey and Gwendolyn Gallace, prints, cards and jewelry; plus Sharon Turner with wreaths and decorations in natural materials. Coffee, tea, hot cider and goodies will be available throughout, as will be friendly company and great gifts.

The Downtown Gallery is located at the center of Washington Village, at the intersection of Route 220 and Old Union Road. For more information, call 542-6492 or visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to