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New and traditional favorites this Christmas

November 22, 2018

The Norfolk Arts Center is celebrating the season with both a traditional favorite and something new for the holidays. The month of December will feature vocal performances and visual arts events for all ages.

Give yourself the gift of music with “Sing Noel,” the Norfolk Chamber Singers’ annual Christmas concert held at the Norfolk Arts Center. Featuring delectable desserts and joyous sounds, the event has become a winter tradition.

The concert, now in its seventh year, has proven to be so popular that a second performance has been added.

Director Steven Reinke promises a varied program that celebrates all the sounds of the season, from the traditional to the unexpected. Instrumentalists will accompany the vocalists. Dessert and coffee is served as part of the festive event.

Performances will be held at the Norfolk Arts Center on Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online through the NAC or from a Norfolk Chamber Singer.

One of the hallmarks of the Norfolk area is its wealth of creativity and local talent. This December, the NAC encourages you to shop local and support the arts in your community.

To acknowledge our breadth of homegrown talent and give artists an outlet to share their work with you, the NAC is hosting an artist market on Saturday, December 1.

The December Pop-Up Shops event showcases area artists’ creations. Art lovers and shoppers will have the opportunity to meet with artists and find unique gifts. The event runs from 12 - 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public. From the traditional to the eclectic, a variety of mediums and giftable creations will be represented including jewelry, paper craft and fine art.

Busy families are welcome to bring their children to a special crafting workshop from 1-3 p.m. during the art market.

The children’s “Drop and Shop” workshop will feature a variety of seasonal crafts for $5 per child.

Parents are welcome to stay and experience making art with their children or take the opportunity to browse the artist shops.

If you haven’t yet experienced the current exhibit by Ryan Crotty and Morgan Bentley, time is running short. The exhibit closes on Thursday, Nov. 29.

In observance of the holiday, the NAC will be closed on Thanksgiving and will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, Nov. 27.

Performing Arts

Norfolk Community Theatre presents “Peter and the Star-Catcher”.

Performances are November 29-30, December 1 at 7:30 p.m.

December 2 at 2:00 p.m.

December 6-8 at 7:30 p.m.

Visual Arts

Dress Code: Frills, Fashion & Function in Northeast Nebraska.

Elkhorn Valley Museum. Nov. 16, 2018 to April 27, 2019

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