The Art of Gifting (Providence Monthly, December 2012 #193)
It may be cold outside, but Providence is heating up with holiday cheer. ‘Tis the season of giving. White lights and egg nog lattes aside, there’s no better part of the holidays than the feeling you get gifting someone you love with something that they love.
But if you’re anything like me, getting holiday gifts for everyone on your list is no small task. Whether looking for family or friends, significant others or coworkers, I’m constantly on the search for something just as unique as the individual I’m giving to – which is why I’ve always been a fan of gifting art.
Art, you ask? Yes, art – affordable, creative, totally unique. Something created (or performed) by a local artist always has that perfect one-of-a-kind touch, whether it’s a hand-blown glass vase for my mother, locally designed graphic-print tees for friends, or a pair of tickets to that play I know he’s been wanting to see at Trinity Rep. Which is why I’m so thrilled that the Providence Department of Art, Culture and Tourism has launched it’s fifth year of the Buy Art campaign – it’s a way to give local and tell everyone that you did.