Valley artists went up to the mountains to show their work and crafts during an annual holiday sale. The holiday celebration at Gallery Row in Oakhurst coincides with Thanksgiving weekend because that’s when families visit the area and go out and shop in local businesses, said organizer Jon Bock, the owner of Stellar Gallery and Williams Gallery West.
The celebration took place on Small Business Saturday, an initiative of the U.S. Small Business Administration, and was meant to encourage people to support artists by shopping locally.
“This is regional. We have a lot of people coming from Fresno, Clovis, Madera and Merced. People come for the holidays and enjoy the galleries during this weekend as they’re getting ready for the rest of the holiday season,” he said.
His two galleries were among five fine art galleries that opened their doors to show the work of numerous artisans...