The Christmas Attic has partnered with area schools, churches and community groups to help produce a temporary exhibition featuring illuminated canvases of art to be shown in each of the store's windows for The Christmas Attic’s Holiday Advent Calendar Event, which is part of the store’s 40th Anniversary Celebration.
From Dec. 1 through Dec. 24 each day at sundown, the store will reveal “advent art” featuring a variety of local holiday creations. All art will be placed either in the windows or on the brick of the building on the front side facing Union Street. Visitors can picture the entire building being transformed into an advent calendar. In addition, each Saturday in December at sundown, there will be holiday entertainment and activities inside the store for shoppers to enjoy.
At the closing of the Advent Calendar event, the canvases of advent art will be available for auction at a post-event celebration to be scheduled in early January. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic, which grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
Some area schools and organizations that are participating in making advent creations are: Old Presbyterian Meeting House Preschool, Meeting House Youth Group, Good Shepherd Catholic Church Youth Group and St. Anthony’s Day School.