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December 8, 2013

Dozens of local shops open their doors for annual Winter Walk

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Tonawanda News — “I just try to make it their day,” Santa said. “I get a kick out of the kids. I try to get them to sing Christmas carols, I ask them if they’ve been good. You just try to get them to smile.”

Kristin Warham, who brought her 2-year-old son to the museum, said it was the perfect holiday event for kids.

“It’s small enough that it’s not too overwhelming. It’s just small town fun,” she said. “We had a great time, and there were so many activities for him.”

An art walk was also added to this year’s event, Learned said. Project 308, the River Art Gallery and the Carnegie Art Center all opened their doors and held special events.

Project 308 held its second annual trunk show, which featured 20 artists and vendors with wares including paintings, prints, terrariums, blown-glass, jewelry, baked goods and sand-blasted wine glasses.

The Carnegie Art Center held the “Winter Wonderland,” an interactive theater performance by the Wondermakers, and a special exhibit with work by 30 artists.

The River Art Gallery also opened a new exhibit, “The Art of Giving,” and held a local authors’ book-signing event.

Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000 ext. 4150, or follow her on Twitter @JessicaLBagley.

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