PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Originally published 10:32 a.m., December 4, 2013 Updated 10:32 a.m., December 3, 2013

The Wildling Museum Presents Holiday Open House with Art and Craft Sale

Celebrating the holiday season the Wildling Museum is hosting a special open house on Saturday, December 7, 2013.

Celebrating the holiday season the Wildling Museum is hosting a special open house on Saturday, December 7, 2013. The Museum will be open with free admission from 12:00pm to 5:00pm (1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang). Local artists will be showcasing their handcrafted gifts and demonstrating how they create unique items using natural materials. Plus in the Wilderness Resource Center meet Craig R. Carey, author of Hiking & Backpacking Santa Barbara & Ventura and purchase a signed copy. It’s the perfect time to purchase special holiday gifts! The Museum will be serving hot cider and treats, offering an art activity and face painting from 1:00-3:00pm, and presenting a holiday performance by the Old Mission Santa Ines choir starting at 3:00pm.

Items for sale will include wood turned bowls, handcrafted copper, silver and beaded jewelry, pine needle baskets, beautiful decorated gourds and ceramics, note cards, prints and more. Vendors include: Bud Bottoms, Dale Cornwell, Joan Craton, Chris Hansen: Fallen Tree Art, Patti Jacquemain, Cathy McGavin: CM Gourdworks, Monika Miehle: Timely Jewels, Sisters Jewelry, Edward Spaw, Claus Stapelmann, Marilyn Voorhis: White Sage, and Heather Wehnau.


The Wildling Museum, where art and nature meet, offers visitors a unique perspective on the importance of preserving our natural heritage. Through the eyes of artists, education and field experiences, guests can renew their relationship with the wilderness and understand its fragile nature - hopefully leaving more committed toward ensuring those spaces remain for future generations. For more information, to volunteer and/or join as a member to support this important local arts and nature institution please visit, call 805-688-1082, or email The Museum is located at 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang, California. The Museum is open from 11:00am to 5:00pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. On Saturday and Sunday the Museum is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The Museum is closed Tuesday.

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