The Portage Park District Foundation will present "Nature's Store Holiday Art Sale," featuring the work of over 30 artists, from Dec. 9 to 11 at the Downtown Gallery at 141 East Main St. in Kent.

The opening reception will be Dec. 9 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Other times for the show are Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Dec. 11 from noon to 5 pm.

All the pieces in the show have been inspired by nature and include acrylics, watercolors, photography, sculpture and other mediums.

"We are very happy with the work the artists submitted for our first show. The pieces are beautiful and capture the beauty and power of nature," said Sally Kandel, vice president of the Portage Park District Foundation. "They are simply inspiring."

The show will raise money for the Portage Park District Foundation, which supports the Portage Park District.

"This is a great opportunity to do some holiday shopping. The majority of our artists are local and are sharing their talents for the benefit of the parks," said Beth Buchanan, Portage Park Foundation Board Member.

The Kent State School of Art provided help and support for this program.

For more information, visit the Portage Park District website at or contact Sally Kandel at