Dec. 2 Holiday Shopping in Dayton, VC, Silver City

Lyon and Storey’s historic Comstock communities – There are four opportunities on Saturday, December 2 to buy unique holiday gifts while supporting Comstock communities and local arts at the same time!

Dayton’s nonprofit garden center, Community Roots and Shoots, is offering specialty gift items, floral arrangements, and holiday centerpieces from 10am-2pm at their new location at 209 Dayton Valley Road. The gift shop/ garden center’s proceeds help support area school and community gardens, youth job skills programs, farmers markets that accept WIC and SNAP in addition to cash, etc).

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The Silver City Arts group is sponsoring a pop-up show and sale by local photographers who will share their work at the Silver City School House at 385 High Street from 10am-4pm (more details below).

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St. Mary’s Art Center in Virginia City will host their annual Holiday Faire featuring the work of many local and regional artists in the lovely historic building at at 55 North R Street (also 10am-4pm).

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And the Storey Senior Center hosts their annual Holiday Craft Fair and Bake Sale with lots of options for affordable gifts at 100 Mill Street (9am-4pm). Craft Fair shoppers can also purchase breakfast pastries during the morning hours, and sandwiches in the afternoon.

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More about Silver City’s Photo Show and Sale

Photographers from historic Silver City in Lyon County will display and sell their work in a one day show titled “What Silver City Can’t Photograph Ain’t Worth Looking At”, a reference to the 1800s newspaper tagline, “What Silver City Can’t Do is Hardly Worth Doing.” Admission is free and refreshments will be served.

While the photographers in this show have made their living in a variety of careers, their passion is photography. Their work reflects Dorthea Lange’s view that “the camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” Photographs by Johne Behner, Meg Burns, Evangeline Elston, Robert Elston, Wil Godwin, Theo McCormick, Henry Park, Las Swanson, Renate Victor and Ron Victor will be included in the December 2 show.

Silver City Arts group founder Carol Godwin, PhD, explains that in this show, photographers will share their vision of the world and of Nevada. “These photographers have embraced photography to show that Nevada has a rich ecosystem, beautiful landscapes, interesting residents, and unique architecture. They wish to share the world as they see it with others.”

Silver City Arts group is composed of local volunteers whose mission is “to encourage the arts, build community, and share our unique town through free, public events.” The group draws on the community’s own rich resource of visual artists, musicians, artisans, and writers, and also connects with regional and statewide groups to bring programming by national and international artists, writers and musicians.


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