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Join us for Christmas in July!

Christmas in July

When: Saturday, July 31st, 10-6pm

Where: Historic Downtown Sanford

Join us Saturday, July 31st for Downtown Sanford’s annual Christmas in July Shopping Event! Gallery on First has teamed up with our neighborhood boutiques and restaurants to provide a day of shopping, fun and community appreciation.

This is a free event open to all ages. Enjoy food & drink specials from participating bars and restaurants and spend a great day browsing and shopping on our brick-lined streets!

Foam Tabletop Trees

by Mark Seppala

Mark Seppala has created a forest of custom-made Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer inspired Christmas Trees made from Styrofoam bases and foam layers. Each one is a different design and are decorated with an assortment of ornaments. Some have a few hidden surprises found within the layers. The trees come in a variety of colors and sizes starting at $40 to $125. Mark’s trees will be available exclusively for Christmas in July and will not be available again until December!

Studio Artist at Large - Stewart Jones

Stewart Jones will be painting on location in Colorado in the beginning of July. A trip he first experienced last year, he is making a return trip this summer.

"I am taking the opportunity to paint different landscapes. Nothing is more refreshing than painting the mountains and streams of Colorado in the summer." says Jones. This year he will be painting at the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival. You can see some of Stewart's recent work on his website:

Stop by Gallery on First later this month to view Stewart's latest creations in person.

Looking Ahead...

Studio artists, Solrun Bjork and Mark Seppala have been invited to participate in a group show in Skalholt, Iceland May of 2022! The artists will travel from Sanford, Florida to Iceland with their selected art to be displayed in the Children in Iceland exhibit.

Stay tuned for more details and preview images of their art!

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