by RENEE PATRICK Cascade A&E Editor
The holidays are here! While you contemplate that perfect something for family, friends or even yourself, think about gifting locally.
The draw and ease of shopping online is strong, but we have amazing options for creative, one-of-a-kind arts and crafts to please anyone on your list. Our gift guide highlights some of these great local offerings (pages 4-7) as well as the Old Mill District’s Inspiration Guide.
Art lovers will be thrilled with the paintings, ornaments, jewelry, sculpture and more available at local galleries. The Artists’ Gallery in Sunriver features the talents of 25 local artists and Tumalo Art Co. will delight with gift ideas from their Winter Salon show. LUMIN Art Studio has jewelry, paintings and prints, and Red Chair Gallery features artworks of all kinds; 10 percent of their December sales will be donated to the Bethlehem Inn, yet another reason to shop local.
What about a staycation? Black Butte Ranch is perfect for a wintery get-away gift, or head to Summer Lake Hotsprings for a soak in the snow.
Classes are a great way to give the gift of education. Terpsichorean Dance Studio has classes for all ages, Cascade School of Music offers all kinds of music education and Art in the Mountains has workshops for the painters on your list.
Put a sparkle in someone’s eye with a custom designed piece of Oregon Sunstone jewelry at Douglas Fine Jewelry, or an incredible creation from The Jewel, John Paul Designs or The Wooden Jewel in Sunriver; these handcrafted works of art are stunning and original.
What about that wine and spirit lover? Look to Maragas Winery or Bendistillery for some handcrafted and delicious beverages (also great to serve at your holiday parties!)
Central Oregon’s got you covered this season. Shop local and thrill everyone on your list this year.