Arts Council shop offers holiday gifts; visual artists wanted

The Arts Council said its shop at the Arts Center features art on exhibit for sale, and the Arbor Gallery is filled with such gifts as jewelry, greeting cards, ornaments, handmade bowls, and gourmet nuts.

Arts Center Galleries W-T 11am-7pm; F-Sa 10am-5pmArbor Gallery, W-Sa 11am-5pmClosed Dec. 24 VISUAL ARTISTS WANTEDThe Merced County Arts Council is accepting entries to exhibit at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center. To find out how to submit your work, visit www.artsMerced.org. SAVE MART CARDSIf you are using your SaveMart SHARES card when you grocery shop, then THANK YOU for so far raising almost $1,000 this fiscal year! Don't forget to use your cards when you start your holiday shopping. It doesn't cost you extra, and it means the world to the Arts Council. SMILE!Got pictures from a recent Arts Council event you want to share? Send them to programs@artsMerced.org. Remember: an arts center can only exist in a community that supports it. If you can, donate online at www.artsMerced.org, either in installments (say $10/month) or in one lump sum.