On the afternoon of Saturday, December 6th, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts was alive with music, laughter, song and good cheer as more than 1, 000 people celebrated the 19th annual Holiday Open House.
While the event was free, guests brought donations of food for the Montgomery Area Food Bank and toys for Toys for Tots to fill the barrels in the foyer.Horse and carriage rides took delighted guests through the park. Docents were on hand to lead discussions of several of the Museum’s exhibitions. Everyone enjoyed the musical performances by BTW Piano students, Carr Middle School, Phillip Perry Private Lesson Students, Brewbaker Middle School & Trinity High School.
Sounds of “there he is!” could be heard as children spotted Santa on his huge red chair waiting to listen to their wishes.
Children of all ages left the studios with a variety of art projects: decorated reindeer food bags, ornaments made by painting juice cans lids, centerpieces created from fruit juice cans covered with holiday wrap holding spruce & holly while the frames of slides of landscapes, portraits & still lifes were decorated and three attached together.
Over 120 dozen cookies made by volunteers, staff, Chappy’s Deli & The Fresh Market were consumed along with gallons of lemonade and hot cider.
All agreed this was a great way to get into the holiday spirit!