By Sally Woods
The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to embrace the spirit of giving and joy than by visiting the Kernersville Arts & Crafts Guild’s (KACG) annual Christmas Store? With an impressive legacy spanning 35 years, this beloved Triad tradition continues to captivate customers and spread holiday cheer throughout area. Whether you have been a shopper in the store for decades or are just learning about its existence, you will want to experience this year’s exceptional collection.
When and Where to Find the KACG Christmas Store
Mark your calendars, as this special store opens on Friday, November 24, 2023, and continues until December 22, 2023. This year, the Christmas Store is at 611 N. Main Street in Kernersville. Locals will recognize this as being in front of the old Food Lion shopping center. It is in a different location than last year, but the warm welcome and extraordinary craft you have come to expect remain the same. Hours are Monday – Saturday, 10am-6pm, and Sunday, 1pm-5pm. If history repeats itself, many shoppers will return to the Christmas Store multiple times so they can be the first to see the new items that Guild members offer throughout the weeks the store is open.
A Showcase of True Artisanship
What sets the KACG Christmas Store apart from your typical holiday shopping experience? It is simple, every single item you find here is handmade by the talented members of the Kernersville Arts & Crafts Guild. When you step into the KACG Christmas Store, you are surrounded by an eclectic array of handmade treasures. The store is adorned with festive decorations and exudes the spirit of the season. It is the perfect place to get into the holiday mood and find those perfect decorations for your home, and gifts for everyone on your list.
The creative Guild members showcase their expertise in a diverse range of artistry, ensuring there is something for every taste and preference. From delicate ornaments that sparkle and shine to festive wreaths and bows that add a touch of elegance to your décor, you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to holiday decorations. Looking for a one-of-a-kind gift? Explore a world of possibilities, including unique jewelry, cozy knit and sewn items, and beautifully painted works of art.
And there is more. You will also find skillfully made crochet, resin, felting, wire-wrapping, kiln-formed glass, quilting, woodworking, stained glass, painting, cross-stitch, candles, embroidery, pottery, florals, paper craft, soft sculpture, and more. Each piece is a testament to the member’s mastery of their craft, and you will be amazed by the level of detail and creativity on display. All members of the Guild participate in a jury process to become a member and when they add a new type of craft. For the jury, samples of their handcrafted items are evaluated for outstanding visual appeal, artful design, and superb artisanship. The result is all items in the KACG Christmas Store are fine exemplars of that particular type of craft. All members are from the Triad area, so the store is really a celebration of the creativity of your neighbors.
Whether you are seeking that special something for your home or the perfect gift, the KACG Christmas Store is your destination for all things handmade and distinctive. This means that when you shop with the KACG Christmas Store, you are not just buying gifts or decorations; you are investing in the efforts of local artisans and crafters who offer unique creations made with passion, skill, and a whole lot of heart.
For the latest updates, location details, and a sneak peek at some of the exquisite handmade items you will find at the KACG Christmas Store, visit the KACG website at www.thekacg.com/kacg-christmas-store. You can also explore other parts of the website to learn about the Guild itself and other arts and crafts shows that the Guild sponsors throughout the year.
Guild members cannot wait to welcome you to this cherished event that truly embodies the spirit of the season.