Confluence Gallery extends Friday hours
TWISP — For the first three Fridays in December, Confluence Gallery keeps its doors open until 7 p.m., featuring live music and refreshments to accompany the annual Holiday Exhibit and Gift Sale, “Tropical Holidays.” From 5 to 7 p.m. Friday and Dec. 10, pianist Lynette Westendorf provides entertainment, and flutist Molly Filer is joined by some of her students on Dec. 17. The gift show continues at the gallery, 104 Glover St., through Dec. 31. For more information, call 997-2787 or confluencegallery.com.
Harold and Donna Moldstad, painters 5 p.m. Friday; McDee’s Art Center, 30 N. Chelan Ave.; free 662-7117
More than 50 oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings by Harold Moldstad and his wife Donna are on display for the month of December at McDee’s. An accomplished architect, Harold received his architecture degree from the University of Washington and has worked in Washington, Alaska, Hawaii and Canada. His paintings depict Northwest scenes of boats, buildings, trees, landscapes and water. Meet the artists at the gallery’s first Friday reception. Artwork remains on display and for sale through the end of the year.
Christmas Family Fun Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, 127 S. Mission St.; $5; www.wvmcc.org 888-6240
Kids can partake in all kinds of holiday fun at the museum’s Family Fun Day. Interactive exhibits are set up for the event, including opportunities to make reindeer rope, buy penny candy, talk with characters from Christmas 100 years ago, hear a woodland story, write a letter to Rudolph and get pictures with Santa. Craft tables allow kids to make beaded snowflakes, popcorn and cranberry garlands, evergreen swags, picture frames, refrigerator magnets, decorated gingerbread cookies and pine cone ornaments.
“Journey to Creativity” Reception 5 p.m. Friday; Icicle Arts Gallery, 347 Division St.; free; iciclearts.org 548-2278
Wenatchee artist and art instructor Castilia Cava shares her first solo show at the Icicle Arts Gallery. Cava received her bachelor’s degree in visual arts education from Central Washington University and has been featured in exhibits at Gallery ’76, the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center and Ellensburg’s Gallery One. She works in various media, producing paintings, drawings and sculpture. Refreshments and local wines are available during the reception. The exhibit hangs through mid-January.
David Ash, “Haiku to Tickle the Funny Bone” 11 a.m. Saturday; A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2; free 548-1451
Ash signs books in his “Haiku for Life” poetry series. Collections include “Haiku for Coffee Lovers,” “Haiku for Dog Lovers” and “Haiku for Christmas,” among others, infused with humor.
Sheila Roberts, “The Snow Globe” 1 p.m. Saturday; A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2; free 548-1451
Pacific Northwest author Roberts arrives in Leavenworth for a signing of her holiday novel, “The Snow Globe.” It tells the story of a woman who picks up a snow globe at an antiques store only to discover it may in fact produce miracles for any person who owns it.
Nancy Tillman, “The Spirit of Christmas” 1 p.m. Sunday; A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2; free 548-1451
Portland, Ore., children’s book author Tillman signs her 2009 picture book, “The Spirit of Christmas.” Using rhyming verse, the story celebrates spending Christmas with loved ones. Tillman’s first book, “On the Night You Were Born,” was a New York Times bestseller.
Christmas Party Book Buzz 6 p.m. Wednesday; A Book for All Seasons, 703 Highway 2; free 548-1451
Three authors sit and sign at A Book for All Seasons’ Christmas Party Book Buzz. Chelan blogger and newspaper columnist Christina-Marie Wright presents her comedic book of autobiographical stories, “Everything I Need to Know About Motherhood I Learned from ‘Animal House’.” From Seattle, Jane Porter shares her latest, “She’s Gone Country.” Porter is also the author of “Flirting with Forty,” “Odd Mom Out” and “The Frog Prince.” Finally, journalist Candace Dempsey signs her true crime book “Murder in Italy.”
Sue Walker, painter 5 p.m. Friday; Main Street Gallery, 208 E. Woodin Ave.; free 682-9262
Chelan teacher Sue Walker displays her work at Main Street Gallery. She paints live for the gallery’s Artists In Action reception. Meet the artist and watch her work; refreshments are available. The exhibit remains on display through Dec. 31.