Holiday shopping can leave you feeling dead inside, quoting things your parents say that you never thought you’d dare repeat. “The traffic!” “Well someone’s awfully proud of this sweater, just look at that price tag!” I say avoid those unnecessary evils at all cost and look for gifts that have an exceptional level of thought behind them at Kettle Art (2714 Elm St.). Thursday night is one shake holiday party, two shakes super-chill shopping evening, as our favorite little local gallery space gives its eighth annual installment of Holiday Presence. It’s where you’ll find Kettle’s artists at their craftiest, all offering perfect gifts that you’d never find at that horrible mall. It runs from 7 until 10 p.m. Visit facebook.com/kettle.art.
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012