Having trouble finding that perfect gift for an art lover? Look no further than the Art Farm.
Now in its fourth year at its present location in Spencerville, Paul Siefert and Lisa Vetter open their studio every December to host their annual Holiday Studio Show.
The show, which ends Dec. 29, features different media from 11 local and regional artists, according to Vetter.
She and her husband bought the 150-year-old farm 10 years ago with the intention of holding this annual event.
Aside from this art show, the Art Farm is open to the public only during the Spring Studio Tour, an annual one-day art event in which area artists open their studios for visits by the general public.
Siefert and Vetter display and sell functional art made out of recycled materials.
“The holiday show creates a space to sell,” Vetter said. “I am really creating a gift gallery.”
Artists featured in this year's show include Susan Kline's prints, Doug Spalding's ceramics, Kristy Jo Beber's ceramics, James Blanchard's semi-precious stone jewelry, John Boyett's colorful blown glass, Cherie Haney's metalworks, Keepsake Threads' fiber pieces, Rachelle Davis' Jewelry, and Sierra Cole's hand-felted hats, bags and recycled fabric scarves.
“I strive to bring in artists that have not shown in this area,” Vetter said.
The holiday show began when Siefert and Vetter lived in Fort Wayne's Lakeside neighborhood and opened their studio for one weekend.
“It was so much work for just one weekend,” she said. They then decided to move and to expand the show.
“We knew where we landed, we'd do it for the month,” she said.
The pop-up gallery features artwork ranging in price from $5 to $575.
“It (the holiday show) has really grown,” she said. “People came out who have never been before, leave and come back.”