2009-11-29 / Dining & Entertainment

On Saturday, Dec. 5, Montrose comes alive with Christmas spirit as the community welcomes the holiday season

ART AT THE DEPOT – 11a.m. – 4 p.m.

Now in it’s fourth year, the Art at the Depot exhibit will feature the work of 15 local artists. The exhibit features watercolor & acrylic paintings, plaster art, hand stitching, quilting, hand crafted pottery, ceramics, photography, beading, hand carved wood sculptures, birdbaths and other garden items.

Event organizer Eva Vandefifer has been very pleased with the response from local artists willing to showcase their works. She explained that some of the artists have been in the exhibit in previous years, however all of the pieces shown at Art at the Depot are appearing for the first time.

This year’s exhibiting artists include: Dawn Allen, Jayne Bachman, Jamie Bemis, Donna Dunklee, Forest Eastman, Debbie Ferrigan, Tyler Hayes, JoAnn Heystek, Dorothy Nancarvis, Ernestine Panks, Ed Stroh, Diana Stroh, Gary Smith, Kelsey Tithof and Deb White.

Admission is FREE, although donations supporting the Depot are appreciated.

Several ladies in the community have made hand crafted ornaments and other holiday items to be sold at the event, with all proceeds going to maintain and improve the Depot.

The Montrose Train Depot is located on M-57 at the railroad tracks, west of the light.

PIONEER MUSEUM – 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Historical & Telephone Pioneer Museum, 144 E. Hickory in Montrose, will also host its Christmas Open House on Saturday, Dec. 5. Admission is FREE.

The Christmas exhibit features Karen Whitmire’s angel collection, Rebecca Miller’s ceramic teddy bear collection, and Jack Quackenbush’s Fisher Price toy collection.

The Museum’s permanent collection features classic vintage telephones as well as unique shapes. A Cat in the Hat phone was recently donated to the museum by an estate. It sits among other unique phones such as the Cabbage Patch Kid phone, trout phone, Mickey Mouse phone, Kermit the Frog phone, Coca-Cola phone, tennis shoe phone, Star Trek ship phone, ear of corn phone and many others.

The Historical & Telephone Pioneer Museum will be open at the same time as the Art at the Depot exhibit, on Saturday, Dec. 5.


Downtown merchants will be placing lit candles on the sidewalk in front of their businesses between the hours of 2 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, to promote their Christmas open houses and business in general. Santa Claus will be visiting with children 2-5 p.m. inside Mayn St. Flowers, in downtown Montrose.

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