The ULM Art Department and Kappa Pi are hosting the annual ULM Holiday Art Sale this week, December 2-6, from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Bry Hall on campus. The sale includes a wide variety of hand-crafted art pieces made by the university's students, faculty, and alumni. The selection ranges from Christmas ornaments and stickers to ceramics and paintings.
The ULM Holiday Art Sale started a couple years ago as a fundraiser for the university's art department. According to Lexi Smith, a senior art student at ULM, "a portion of each sale goes to the artist while the rest is donated to the Art Department and Kappi Pi, the honors arts society." The donations are then used to buy essential art supplies to keep the groups running throughout the year.
Over time, the sale has grown bigger which has allowed for more of a variety in the art being sold. Kaitlyn Vaughn, president of Kappi Pi, says about this year's selection,"This sale has been the biggest in terms of people bringing art, and the most variety that we have had in a long time." Some new types of art that can be found include dreamcatchers, ceramic roadkill, and jewelry.
There will also be the typical Christmas items such as cards, ornaments, and figurines for shoppers looking to finish their decorations and enjoy the holiday season.
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