A Crimson Holiday returns to La Cumbre Plaza on November 1, bringing handcrafted treasures by local artisans.. The store will be located at the former Outfooters location across from Sears and next door to GNC Nutrition, and will remain through the December 31.

The driving force behind the unique holiday offering is Marilyn Dannehower, the creator of MAD Dreams Jewelry Designs and the owner of BridalCrystalDirect.com.

Some of Santa Barbara’s best-known artists have created works of art and craft for this two-month event, including Ramona Clayton of terramonary stoneware & porcelain, Susie Dunbar, hand-painted tiles, Cari Summer, fiber arts, Jan Johnson, ceramic figures, Chris Hensen,, hand turned wooden bowls, Cheryl Johnson, fused glass, Joel Hoffmann, surf board cutting boards, Aundrea Tavokkoli, photography, Patrise Mercurio, house ornaments, Steve Phillips, barrel stave candelabras, Carol Hirashima, fabric handbags, Lila Sander, hand knit scarves and shawls and much more.

This year, A Crimson Holiday includes 34 artists offering quilts, natural soaps and lotions, scented candles, hats and scarves, hand blown glass, original acrylic paintings, photographs, stuffed toys, doll clothing, mobiles, wind chimes and night lights.

Marilyn and all the artists invite shoppers to visit the store Monday through Friday between 10 AM and 8 PM, Saturdays from 10 AM to 7 PM, or Sundays from 11 AM to 6 PM.


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