Gift ideas abound in Fifth Avenue Art Gallery’s annual craft show


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This vase by Barrie Harding represents one of a wide variety of arts for sale through Jan. 9 at Fifth Avenue Art Gallery.

Forty fine craftsmen and women will be showcasing one-of-a-kind holiday gifts at the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery at 1470 Highland Avenue in Melbourne through January 9.

Enhancing the sale, for the monthly First Friday Art Walk from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 4 that takes place throughout the Eau Gallie Arts District, glassblower Brett Tam will create his art in front of the gallery.

Three-dimensional art, ceramics, jewelry, hand-crafted shawls, dolls and ornaments crafted by artisans from Florida and beyond will be for sale through the holiday season. 

“We are always looking for artists to invite,” gallery president Mark Mittleman said. 

The gallery’s hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.  

The gallery will host a memorial exhibit and sale of work by former member and founder, Joan Wallace from Jan. 5 through 31. There will be no First Friday Art Walk in January due to the holiday.

Wallace worked in commercial art in the beginning of her career and ultimately turned to watercolor and seriagraphy as her mediums of choice. She lived in Brevard County with her husband and children and was very active on the local art scene.

For more information, go to fifthavenueartgallery.com or call 321-259-8261.