Holiday for the Arts 2023
Gala: Friday, October 20, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Show & Sale: Saturday, October 21 & Sunday, October 22, 10 am-5 pm
Olive Hyde Art Guild’s “Holiday for the Arts” Show & Sale benefits the Olive Hyde Art Gallery and other visual art projects in the Fremont community and schools. The show is held annually and opens with a ticketed Gala on Friday night featuring hors d’oeuvres, sweets, and wine, with the first viewing and sale of art. On Saturday and Sunday, the show is open to the public without charge.
About the “Holiday for the Arts” Show & Sale
After almost three years of hiatus, we were super excited to bring back our “Holiday for the Arts” event, last year in October, just in time to kick off the holiday season. 2023 is our 39th year of celebrating. Make sure to mark your calendars for this annual opportunity to party, mingle with friends, view, and purchase artifacts for yourself, and for all those on your holiday shopping list who enjoy receiving an original piece of art for a gift.
The three-day affair began with a spectacular Friday Night Gala, on October 20th, from 5:30 – 9:00 pm, featuring specialty food and drink offerings, along with the first viewing and sale of art. Tickets are $20. On Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd, the show was open to public, free of charge, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The Gala Night also included a drawing for an original piece of artwork by one of our member artists, Dmitry Grudsky. Music was provided by local favorite entertainer, singer-songwriter, and recording artist Steve Kritzer.
Our signature community event, and the only fundraiser, Holiday Show & Sale pays for art programs and supplies in local schools, art scholarships for High School and Ohlone College students, art books for public library, special art workshops for developmentally disabled adults, capital improvements at the Olive Hyde Art Gallery, special exhibits, and gallery promotions for all exhibits.
We traditionally feature works from about seventy local artists from around the Bay Area including a wide array of works in Ceramics, Glass & Sculpture, Paintings, Photography, Jewelry, Fiber, Gourds & Masks, Wood, and Holiday décor. Each artist is selected to participate through a judging process.
Hope to see you all there in 2024!
Our Featured Artist this year is Dmitry Grudsky. Gala attendees had a chance to win an original mixed media painting by Dmitry, “Steins Beer Garden.”
Dmitry was educated in Russia and holds a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the Tashkent Art Institute. This intensive training exposed him to a broad range of artistic styles, building on a strong foundation in classical Western European art traditions with stylistic infusions from Asia Minor.
How Funds are Used
As both our signature community event and only fundraiser, the annual Holiday for the Arts show and sale plays a key role in our Guild’s sustainability each year.
Your support of this event makes it possible for the Olive Hyde Art Guild to contribute to our community in a number of ways.
Thanks to our 2023 Holiday Show sponsors:
The Anderson Family Foundation
Kalyanpur Family Giving Fund
Mahuron Family Fund
In-Kind Community Contributions
Mission Coffee Roasting Company
Catering by Gael
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Smart & Final Foundation
Spin A Yarn Steakhouse
Forest & Flour
Rubino Estates Winery
Milk & Honey Cafe