The public is welcomed down between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to enjoy some free hot chocolate and cookies provided throughout the day, as well as to hear the delightful voices of the Potluck Singers starting at 3:15 p.m. The event is meant to coincide with the opening of a members’ exhibit that will feature nearly 100 paintings, photographs, and other pieces from artists across the Peace region that will be up for display and for sale.

“It’s our busiest day of the year, and we look forward to it every year. It helps to bring in the Christmas spirit,” said Melissa Holoboff, curator and community relations person for the gallery.

There will also be pieces of handmade jewellery designed by Tracey Reynen for sale, as well as number of items including photographs, pottery, metal work and much more available for purchase in the gallery’s gift shop.

“It’s a good time time to stop in and pick some things up for Christmas gifts,” said Holoboff.

There is no charge to attend the event, but donations to the gallery are always welcomed.