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PO Box 1358
Benson, AZ 85602-1358 

Here we are, well into November, and it's finally feeling like Fall.  Actually, it's feeling more like Winter--I think we skipped Fall.  Oh well, at least we aren't having late hurricanes, so it could be worse...

Not too much "news," but it is important to let you know that the Arts Council is alive and well, or at least "Hanging in There" during these weird and difficult times.  Thanks to our wonderful docent crew, we now have Endeavor Gallery open 5 days a week--Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m.  It is possible to wear a mask, maintain social distancing, and still enjoy being in the gallery!!   Do stop by and check out some of the new things in the Gift Shop, and visit  your favorite paintings and photos on the Gallery walls!  (We sold another painting on Tuesday--congratulations to Christine Hartzler--so YAY!)

  On Tuesday, November 17th, we will be hosting a Holiday wreath-making workshop at the Gallery from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m.  Wooden and wire wreath frames, and all the materials needed to complete a handsome decoration are included in the $25.00 fee.  Space is limited in order to permit social distancing, so do sign up soon at the Gallery, or by contacting Larraine Milne  (email--; or text or call her at 520 591 6086).  Should be a fun way to get into the holiday spirit!!

  And speaking of Holiday Spirit--We are still planning on holding an OUTDOOR sale and show at Endeavor Gallery on Saturday, December 5th from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m...  We will be setting up tables and chairs on the sidewalk and on our "green space," and encourage any member to come display and sell your wares--holiday themed, or otherwise!  We will be advertising the event, and decorating the area; and the inside of the Gallery will also be decorated for the season to welcome shoppers.  The City of Benson is also sponsoring their "Off Main Street" Fair that day, and the VFW is hosting an event, so we would hope there will be lots of traffic in the area...
  One caveat--as this is an outside event--in the case of BAD weather  (snow, rain, heavy wind)  we will have to cancel, or move you inside the Gallery if you are willing. 
If you are interested in participating, would you please let me know via "reply"email, or "sign up" at the Gallery a little in advance so that we will have an idea of how many tables we might need.  Thanks!

   On a very sad note--I wanted to let you know that Carl Sanders has passed away.  Many of you knew and worked with Carl--he was one of the first to join when we restarted numerous Arts Council activities about 10 years ago--and he participated in and helped with every event up through the Art Show this past March. We will miss his lovely art, his wry sense of humor and his always helping hands!!  Fly free, Carl!!

Don't want to end there, so I'll add that the Huachuca Art Association is also staying active, and currently have their Gallery open in Sierra Vista on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 1 till 5 p.m.  They are raffling off a fantastic "Winter Holiday Gift Basket" valued at $1200 and filled with over 30 art and gift items donated by HAA artists!! Tickets are on sale at their gallery during open hours, or contact Lori at 508 654 6248 to make other arrangements...  Wouldn't that be a fun prize to win!!!

  OK--that's all for now.  PLEASE stay well, and have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!!!   Linda

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PO Box 1358, Benson,
Arizona  85602-1358
(520) 586-2611

San Pedro River Arts Council