Events

2016 EVENTS

HOLIDAY ART SALE
Saturday, October 15
10:00am-8:30pm

‘Tis the season… and not just the Christmas season.  From October to January, there seems to be a neverending story of parties, get-togethers, and festivities. Family, friends, school, work, and community, we all double down on socializing and celebration.  Woohoo! You’re invited!

But, if last minute shopping for gifts and decorations gets you down, have no fear! You can be jolly throughout the holiday season by starting your shopping early, and stocking up for every occasion on your list… and those you may have forgotten about.

The Enrichment Center’s Holiday Art Sale is Saturday, October 15th, from 10:00am to 8:30pm, in our studios on the 3rd floor of the Multicultural Arts Center, 645 W. Main Street in Merced.

In addition to featuring amazing paintings, drawings, ceramics, prints, note cards, and jewelry, the Holiday Art Sale will launch the Enrichment Center’s 2016 holiday ornament.  This year, we will be offering two different holiday ornaments.  One is a traditional disc shape, decorated with a water etching technique, and glazed in the EC’s colorful style.  The second 2016 holiday ornament is a skull shape decorated with a sgraffito technique on black mason stain, using traditional Dia de los Muertos themes.

The EC artists take 70% profit on sales of their original works, and 25% profit on sales of reproductions. All proceeds from ornaments, along with 30% of art sales and 75% of print and note card sales, go back into the EC studios, in the form of canvases and clay, paint and glaze, and so much more.

And don’t forget that the Enrichment Center also supports the performing arts. Our latest production, a silent film project called “The Detective” will be on display in Studio 2.

The 3rd floor will also feature an exhibit of the works of Oscar Onsurez, a 15 year veteran of the Enrichment Center (also playing “The Detective”).

EC & Friends POP-UP SHOP
Saturday, July 16
5:00-8:30pm

We are hosting a pop-up shop for individual EC artists and some of our local artist friends to show and sell their work. The EC & Friends Pop-Up Shop will be part of the Merced Art Hop on Saturday, July 16, 2016, from 5:00-8:30pm.

Our shop will pop-up in the Main Gallery on the first floor of the Multicultural Arts Center at 645 W. Main Street, in downtown Merced. We will be set-up like an arts & crafts fair, with each artist selling at a different table or booth. We’ll include a list of participating artists by July 1st.

Spring ART SALE & OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, April 16
5:00 – 8:30pm

We are opening our studios for the 1st Annual EC Spring Art Sale & Open House, which will be part of the Merced Art Hop on Saturday, April 16, 2016, from 5:00-8:30pm.

The EC artists will have paintings, drawings, ceramics, jewelry, and so much more, on display and for sale in Studio 1 (and spilling out into the hallway).  EC performing arts, with music and theatrical video performances projected in Studio 2.

We’re an Art Hop Stop, so admission is FREE.  Pick up an Art Hop map in Bob Hart Square, and hop on up to the 3rd floor of the Multicultural Arts Center at 645 W. Main Street, in downtown Merced.

Be sure to check out all of the great artists on the map, including

  • EC Art Studio Technician Sandee Smith’s work outside of Merced Association of Realtors (635 W. Main Street)
  • EC Music History Teacher Lulu Gamez on Main Street (address not yet confirmed)
  • and EC Visiting Artist Paul Longo at Binary Systems (600 W. Main Street)

Shirley Brizendine as Martha Stewart, who is mortified when her guests laugh at her plastic table decor. She shops for a new, unique, handmade bowl and amazes her guests… before serving them tacos.

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