Clark Museum Shop Holiday Discounts for Members

For Immediate Release

November 14, 2005

Coinciding with Williamstown’s Holiday Walk Weekend, the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s museum shop will offer special discounts to its members. On Saturday and Sunday, December 10 and 11, from 10 am to 5 pm, members will receive a 25% discount on all purchases. The shop has a vast selection of unique, educational, and fun merchandise, with items perfect for any age. Gift certificates are available.

From toys for toddlers to books for art lovers, the museum shop is stocked with gifts for everyone. New jewelry including amber and Venetian glass, from $25 and up, has just arrived in time for holiday shopping. The Clark’s new logo merchandise includes t-shirts, ball caps, mugs, umbrellas, and tote bags. Calendars, silk ties and scarves, note card sets, art-themed switchplates and cutting boards, chocolate, and fine art playing cards add to the wide variety of items. Many of the works selected by the public for inclusion in the 50 Favorites exhibition are reproduced on posters, magnets, mousepads, and small, framed reproductions. Holiday-themed items include advent calendars, Christmas and Hanukkah cards, and ornaments.

Gifts for babies to teens include art-making kits, jigsaw puzzles, board games, art supplies, kaleidoscopes, and brainteasers. The vast selection of children’s books includes the popular Olivia series, Eric Carle picture books, and many more for a range of interests and ages.

The Clark museum shop’s extensive selection of books ranges from art, fashion, and photography, to travel guides to the Berkshires and beyond. Biographies, fiction, and date and address books round out the diverse assortment.

Members unable to visit the Clark on December 10 and 11 will still enjoy savings, as members receive a 20% discount during the months of November and December. To become a member or learn about the benefits of becoming a Friend of the Clark, call 413-458-0425.

Williamstown’s Holiday Walk Weekend of festivities with traditional New England flair includes old-fashioned caroling, a parade, horse-drawn carriage rides, a penny social, holiday movies and more.

On December 10 at 8 pm, as part of the Holiday Walk Weekend, the Boston-based Innovata brass quintet will bring the spirit of the season to the Clark with their program “Holiday Brasstacular.” A musical treat for the entire family, the concert includes seasonal favorites sprinkled with music from the Renaissance through foot stompin' Dixieland and jazz. Tickets are $15 ($12 members) available at the door, or by reservation at 413-458-0524.

The Clark is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The galleries are open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm (daily in July and August). Admission is free November through May. Admission June 1 through October 31 is $10 for adults, free for children 18 and younger, members, and students with valid ID. For more information, call 413-458-2303 or visit www.clarkart.edu.

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