In the quaint German town of Boerne, the holly is hung and the Glühwein (Hot Mulled Wine) is simmering for the holiday preparations of 2nd Saturday Art and Wine’s Holiday Open Haus on December 11. You don’t want to miss this FREE monthly event from 4:00 to 8:00 pm to find out why people all over the country are making this their Holiday Hill Country Art Destination.
Take the FREE Trolley or stroll from gallery to gallery to capture all the old-world charm of Boerne–it’s like walking into a “Vintage Holiday Postcard.” Combined with warm small town charm, world-class art, excellent wines, and gourmet appetizers, you’ll know why they call it the Best Kept Secret East of Santa Fe! Look for the 2nd Saturday Banners at each venue, pick up a map at the Visitor Center on Main Street or download one on the website: www.secondsaturdayartandwine.com.
Each stop is a discovery in itself in this exciting collection of galleries featuring a stunning array of art in all media from award-winning local and national artists. Gallery locations include Boerne WineSeller, Carriage House Gallery, COSAS, Highland House Gallery, J. R. Mooney Galleries, Smilovici’s Galleria, and the newest location, The Boerne Wine Company. Each location will feature a different unique wine providing a “progressive wine tasting” around the town.
Boerne WineSeller is a boutique retail wine store with a beautiful wine bar and event room. Their Holiday Open Haus in December features nationally-known San Antonio artists, E. Gordon West and Clay McGaughy. Founding members of the original “watercolor gang,” these artists have been painting their way across Texas and around the world for over 40 years. Come see their work and enjoy festive wine tasting.
Celebrate the Season at the Carriage House Gallery and enjoy a diverse collection of art by ten artists. December brings a warm celebration of the holidays with their annual “Small Treasures Show,” a great opportunity to give a unique piece of art to special friends and family. There’s always something going on at the Carriage House Gallery.
See the Colors of Mexico – new folk art just in time for the holidays – from COSAS. In December, artist Kathy Sosa will be back with her work that includes new pieces from both the Huipilista series and her famed Tree of Life series. These pieces will make the perfect gift for the holidays. Give yourself a gift... with beautiful folk art furniture from David Marsh. Indulge in the generous holiday hospitality of owners Amy & Bob.
At the Highland House Gallery, don’t miss their “Holiday Open House and Miniature Show.” You have a personal invitation from Sherri Jo Adams, Lenell Deane, Becky Rogers, Bill Scheidt, Sidney Sinclair, Charles Watkins, and Jay Hester for their annual holiday celebration focusing on pieces that make the “perfect present!” Go right in and introduce yourself to this unique gallery, visit with their talented artists, and let them tell you about their passion for art!
J.R. Mooney Gallery, one of the longest running fine art galleries in Texas (Established in 1947), has moved to Historic Downtown at 305 S. Main St. in Boerne. Come visit the gallery that represents over 200 artists, just recently featuring Chicago glass artist Tim Lotton. Have your gift exquisitely wrapped for free during the holidays. From large landscapes to magnificent miniatures, you will find your heart’s desire at J.R. Mooney Gallery.
Smilovici’s Galleria offers you the opportunity to buy, sell or display your jewelry, watches, art, pottery, sculptures, rare coins, and other collectibles for consignment. Enter this delightful gallery and be greeted by Bella, the adorable resident canine, all dressed up for the holidays. You will find everything from vintage jewelry to rare artwork from Mexico. The old world hospitality and charm combined with rare and amazing finds will keep you coming back to this unique treasure. Stop in often during the holidays to be treated to an ever changing collection of affordable and unique gifts.
The Boerne Wine Company offers a huge selection of fabulous wines from all over the world, a humidor with great cigars, and paintings by local and national artists. You will delight in seeing this beautifully renovated historic building at 302 S. Main St. with a warm, inviting atmosphere and a great patio area with a fireplace.There’s nothing like the cozy ambiance of a fire in winter to sip wine and greet friends.
If you are looking for a perfect ending to your winter time adventure in Boerne, stop at one of the sponsoring local restaurant: the
Dodging Duck Brewhause & Restaurant, The Creek Restaurant, or Ruscello’s Gourmet Pizza Parlor. Wrap yourself in the history and charm of these places as you enjoy a special holiday evening.
Let the holidays officially begin by feasting your senses at Boerne’s Second Saturday Art and Wine. For more information and to download a map to all the galleries, see www.secondsaturdayartandwine.com, or call 830-249-1500.