The Comox Valley Art Gallery is hosting a winter solstice celebration Friday, Dec. 20. Photo supplied

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is hosting a winter solstice celebration Friday, Dec. 20. Photo supplied

Comox Valley Art Gallery celebrates the solstice Friday

The Comox Valley Art Gallery will host a solstice celebration this Friday, Dec. 20, from noon to 9 p.m. as part of its ROOT LOVE winter program.

From noon to 7 p.m. there will be stations for making lanterns, live screen printing of tee shirts and pillow covers, and creating your own holiday cards.

There will also be plant sharing. Bring non-invasive plants or cuttings, and exchange them for others. Please label your plants.

Starting at 7 p.m., there will be a reading by Spencer Sheehan-Kalina and a performance by the Town Choir.

And throughout the day, everyone can take in the 45 Annual SHOP:MADE WINTER MARKET, Clea Minaker’s installation Physica, the Incubator 2: beside group show of artists from the North Island College Fine Arts Program, and the living wall of plants in the CVAG window gallery.

The SHOP:MADE WINTER MARKET features well-made-things created by dozens of artists, craftspeople and makers throughout the region. Purchases help support local creators and the Comox Valley Art Gallery.

Snacks and warm cider will be served. Everyone is welcome. Attendance is free with donations gratefully accepted.

You can bring your own cotton tee shirt to print for $5, or you can purchase a tee shirt and print for $25. Printing of cushion covers (limited edition of 20) costs $25 each, with cushion fill as an optional additional purchase. Printing your own holiday card costs $5 each.

For more details, please visit www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com.