Painted Christmas Cards By Georgia Spanos at Floral Arts Flowers
Painted Christmas Cards By Georgia Spanos at Floral Arts Flowers

WESTFORD -- The Gallery at Floral Arts is decked out for the holidays, complete with artwork, cards and gifts on view by its member artists.

A Christmas Open House takes place Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at the gallery at 129 Littleton Road. All are invited to browse, enjoy refreshments and purchase artwork.

Art picks

  • AUTHOR MEET-AND-GREET: Authors and illustrators whose children's books are featured in Family Trees at the Concord Museum visit the museum Saturday, Dec. 15, 1-4 p.m. to meet visitors and sign books. In addition, a life-size caterpillar from Eric Carle's Very Hungry Caterpillar will visit the museum on Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 15-16, at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. www.concordmuseum.org for info.

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  • HOLIDAY MARKET PLACE: Shopping for arts-oriented holiday gifts continues through Dec. 23 at the gallery of the Chelmsford Center for the Arts, 1A North Road, Chelmsford. Hours are Thursdays, 5-7 p.m., Saturdays, noon-4 p.m.; Sundays, 1- 6 p.m. www.chelmsfordarts.org.
  • ARTS LEAGUE OF LOWELL: The members Holiday Show and Sale runs through Jan. 7 at the ALL Gallery, 117 Merrimack St., Lowell. Open Fridays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. www.artsleagueoflowell.com.
  • STUDENT SHOW: Middlesex Community College hosts its 2012 Student Art Show through Dec. 14 in Henderson Hall on the MCC Bedford Campus. Reception is Wednesday, Dec. 12, noon-1 p.m. Open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • DROP-IN WORKSHOP: Visit the Peabody-Essex Museum, Essex St., Salem, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 1-3 p.m., for a free workshop to make holiday wrapping paper and gift cards. www.pem.org.

Nancye Tuttle's email is nancyedt@verizon.net.