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High Museum of Art Debuts ‘Handmade at the High’ Experience on December 12-13

December 4, 2014

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ATLANTA, Dec. 4, 2014 – The High Museum of Art will present its first Handmade at the High event on Dec. 12 and Dec. 13 in the Museum’s Robinson Atrium.

Presented in collaboration with the Indie Craft Experience, Handmade at the High encourages Museum visitors to peruse handmade goodies, gifts and gadgets from more than 55 vendors, adding to the High’s holiday shopping options. Items for sale will include one-of-a-kind art, beautifully crafted pieces and vintage keepsakes.

Admission to the experience is free, and Handmade at the High will be open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Dec. 12 (in conjunction with the High’s Friday Night Lates activities) and on Dec. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the High is $10 after 4 p.m. on Fridays, and guests may receive $3 off of museum admission on Saturday, Dec. 13 with a sticker to Handmade at the High.  Museum admission includes the opportunity to view special exhibitions including “Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection,” “Make A Joyful Noise: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Catheral,” “The Forty Part Motet by Janet Cardiff and “Gordon Parks: Segregation Story.”

“We are delighted to work with the Indie Craft Experience to offer this unique shopping experience to our patrons,” said Erin Dougherty, head of public programs and community engagement at the High. “It’s a great opportunity to find special gifts and see world-class art, all in one trip!”

The Indie Craft Experience
The Indie Craft Experience – an Atlanta-based business focused on providing indie crafters the opportunity to sell and promote their creations – hosts local events spotlighting artistic talent from across the U.S., including vendors specializing in vintage collectables. Founded by Christy Petterson and Shannon Mulkey, ICE has been providing the Atlanta market with major indie craft events since 2005. For more information visit www.ice-atlanta.com.

The High Museum of Art
The High is the leading art museum in the Southeastern U.S. With more than 14,000 works of art in its Permanent Collection, the High has an extensive anthology of 19th- and 20th-century American and decorative art; significant holdings of European paintings; a growing collection of African American art; and burgeoning collections of modern and contemporary art, photography, folk art and African art. The High is also dedicated to supporting and collecting works by Southern artists. For more information visit High.org.

The Woodruff Arts Center
The Woodruff Arts Center is one of the largest arts centers in the world, home to the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the High Museum of Art and Arts for Learning. Each year, these arts organizations play host to over 1.2 million patrons at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Midtown Atlanta location, one of the only arts centers in the U.S. to host both visual and performing arts on a single campus. Through its work with educators and schools, the Woodruff Arts Center serves over 300,000 students annually and is the largest arts educator in Georgia.

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Media contact:

Marci Tate
High Museum of Art
Tel: 404-733-4585| E-mail: marci.tate@woodruffcenter.org