MENTOR, OH – These are the voyages of the Black Friday shopper. Their one-day mission: To endlessly circumnavigate packed parking lots, going boldly from store to crowded store. But fortunately for Northeast Ohio, there is an annual tradition that offers a more leisurely alternative amidst beautiful works of art. The annual Thanksgiving weekend Thomas Kinkade Highlighting Event at Gallery One will take place Friday, November 25 from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 26 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
This event is open to the public, but because of its ever-growing popularity, reservations for individual highlighting appointments are strongly recommended.
“Collectors come from all over to take advantage of our Thanksgiving weekend Highlighting Event. It has long been a favorite with our Kinkade collectors. We offer this as a complimentary service for our eligible Kinkade patrons,” said Alan Brown, Gallery One president.
Known to his legion of collectors as ‘The Painter of Light,’ Thomas Kinkade is best remembered for his luminous paintings of country cottages and idyllic scenery. He personally developed the highlighting techniques which the Master Highlighter Artist uses to embellish canvases with oil paints, giving the canvas added dimension. No two embellished canvases are ever alike, and each is authenticated with a Certificate of Highlighting.
Gallery One, a Kinkade Signature Gallery, is located at 7003 Center Street (between Rtes. 2 and 90). Founded in 1974, this popular destination has twice been voted Best Cleveland Area Art Gallery. This year, guests will also have the opportunity to view the artwork of area kids participating in Gallery One’s fifth annual kids’ art competition and exhibit, “Cold Nose - Warm Art™”. The purpose is to recognize young artists while promoting the adoption of shelter and rescue animals.
Gallery One is open Monday through Saturday. Regular business hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment. With an 18,000 square-foot showroom and custom framing facilities, the gallery houses 30,000 limited edition prints, original paintings, sculptures, books, collector plates, fine art posters and porcelain figurines by the world’s top contemporary artists. The family-friendly gallery is wheel chair accessible with convenient free parking. For more information, call 800.621.1141 or 440.255.1200 or visit www.galleryone.com