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The Westmoreland opens shopping season with holiday mart

Mary Pickels

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art launches the holiday shopping season this weekend, with discounts, complimentary refreshments and gift wrapping.

Dwi Bartlebaugh, shop manager since June, notes several local artists and makers have items for sale. She also is adding more items for children and jewelry and ornaments featuring nearby Pittsburgh landmarks.

Patrons who browse the museum shop’s holiday mart Nov. 15-17 can enjoy 10% off purchases of regularly priced merchandise, museum officials say.

Hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 15 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 16-17.

On Nov. 17, guests can enjoy live holiday music from the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra String Quartet from 1-2 p.m.

Also on Nov. 15, trunk show artists will be on hand from 7-9 p.m., including Bruce Senchesen (anodize titanium jewelry and demonstration), Buildings by Shane (prints/crafts), local jewelry designer Kathryn Stanko, Healthy Thoughts Better Lives (scarves), Nan Loncharich (felt flower pins) and Tate Newfield (glass, Pittsburgh Glass Center).

“This is our best seller,” Bartelbaugh says of Loncharich’s felt flower pins.

Holiday mart items include custom ornaments and jewelry from Audra Azoury, including jewelry featuring PPG Place and the Andy Warhol Bridge, and a set of ornaments of Pittsburgh’s well-known bridges.

Pittsburgh jewelry designer Paula Nettleship has several colorful stone necklaces for sale.

Pittsburgh mother and daughter team The Pretty 1 also have some delicate jewelry in pastel shades, just right for slipping into stockings or tucking under the tree.

Patrons also can choose from gift items like a wooden music box, playing “Up on the Rooftop,” and baby onesies from The Neighborgoods declaring “Cutie Pie” and “I’m Kind of a Big Dill,” as well as holiday tea towels and cards.

Some “just for fun” gift ideas sure to make yinzers — and those far from and longing for home — smile include Andy Warhol’s 15 Minutes of Foam soap, Mister Rogers Sweater Changing Mug and finger puppets including Warhol and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Details: 724-837-1500 or thewestmoreland.org

Mary Pickels is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Mary at 724-836-5401, [email protected] or via Twitter .


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The Neighborgoods created these holiday tea towels and greeting cards, part of the Holiday Mart selection at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art.
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Pittsburgh mother-and-daughter team The Pretty 1 created these delicate pieces of jewelry, part of the Holiday Mart sale at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art.
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Dwi Bartelbaugh, museum shop manager at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art, shows off some new gift items available for children.
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Freshen your breath with a funny tin of mints — and great stocking stuffer — at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s Holiday Mart.
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These "Pittsburgh Pride" items can be found at the Holiday Mart at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art.
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Finger puppets of Andy Warhol, Bob Ross and Frank Lloyd Wright are fun gift items at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s gift shop.
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A display of Audra Azoury stainless steel ornaments and jewelry for sale at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s Holiday Mart.
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Pittsburgh jewelry designer Paula Nettleship created these lovely necklaces, among the jewelry on sale at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s Holiday Mart.
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Nan Loncharich’s felt flowers are a best seller at The Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s gift shop.
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