Harp and Art featured Thursday at Carriage Factory Art Gallery

Carriage Factory Art Gallery, 128 E. Sixth St., Newton is featuring “Christmas at the Gallery” Thursday, December 18, 6 to 8 p.m., with special Christmas music by harpist Ashley Bergner, holiday refreshments and a selection of unique gifts for shoppers.

“We are promoting ‘shopping local’ by highlighting unique gifts by our local artists and crafters during Newton’s ThirdThursday event,” said gallery director Cindy Snider. “Our gift shop holds a variety of items in a wide price range. Our fused glass Christmas ornaments, original watercolor Christmas cards and hand-woven items are just a few of the items that are popular for gift giving this year. We have original fine art and prints in our three sales galleries as well.”

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 316-284-2749.

Carriage Factory Art Gallery is housed in the original two-story carriage factory and blacksmith shop founded in 1883 by J. J. Krehbiel, co-founder of Bethel College. The gallery is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The building and adjacent private park are available for rent for special occasions and meetings.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 12 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.