McAllen, TX – The International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) is thrilled to announce their annual Holiday Market at the Museum, set to enchant visitors on December 9. Celebrate the spirit of the season amidst an array of local artisans, a gallery talk from a guest curator, Gingerbread Challenge workshops and the annual Christmas Tree Forest community exhibition.

The Holiday Market at the Museum promises to be a haven for both art enthusiasts and holiday lovers. The Holiday Market at the Museum is included with a discounted general admission price of $1 and is free for IMAS Members.

Attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to hear from the Guest Curator of the captivating exhibition, Natural Expressions: Collected Landscapes from the IMAS Vault, starting at 2:00 p.m. Celebrating visual artists who observed the natural scenes and creatively recorded what they saw, this intimate gallery talk with guest curator Mary Nettie Rodriguez invites guests to explore the beauty of vivid scenes and delve deeper into these remarkable works of art.

Winter Market Vendor Table

Participate in the Gingerbread House Challenge as you build and decorate a house using graham crackers, frosting and candy. Three workshops will be available on December 9, with times at 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Advance registration is available online or at the door (limited tickets). Visit theimasonline.org/gingerbread-challenge/ for workshop times and for more information.

Enjoy the beautiful community exhibition Christmas Tree Forest organized by the IMAS Guild, while visiting the Holiday Market. This year’s theme “Christmas Dreams” showcases the creativity and the ingenuity of the community from preschoolers through adult groups. The Christmas Tree Forest exhibition will be on display at IMAS from December 1, 2023, through January 7, 2024.

IMAS Members can also get exclusive access to the museum after hours on Friday, December 8, for Winter Members’ Night from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. when the museum opens just for IMAS members.

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