Christmas Artisan Market at The Art Gallery Osoyoos

As I headed off on my journey, it alternated between rain and sunshine. Near Cawston in the Similkameen Valley, a beautiful rainbow appeared. (Richard McGuire photo)

The Christmas Artisan Market opens at The Art Gallery Osoyoos on November 9 and it features the work of several dozen local artists and artisans. It runs until December 22, 2019.

Items at the market are perfect for unique Christmas gifts.

I’m participating this year for the second time and am showing a selection of recent photos, as well as several others I’ve never shown before. Because space for each artist is limited, I’ll be rotating the featured photos throughout the exhibition, but all are available and can be seen in the web gallery below. I’ll also have a special selection of cards and matted photos on display.

The Christmas Artisan Market, “Christmas Treasures,” kicks off with an open house on Saturday, November 9 from noon to 4 p.m.

The gallery is open from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesday to Saturday. It’s located at 8713 Main Street, Osoyoos, just west of the Town Hall.

Richard McGuire

Click on thumbnails to view as gallery with larger images:

Spotted Lake, to the west of Osoyoos, B.C., evaporates into hundreds of mineral pools surrounded by mud rings in the late summer.

Spotted Lake, to the west of Osoyoos, B.C., evaporates into hundreds of mineral pools surrounded by mud rings in the late summer and into the fall. (Richard McGuire Photo)

Late afternoon sunlight bathes some vineyards on the Osoyoos East Bench. (Richard McGuire Photo)

Haynes Point (Swiws) stretches out into Osoyoos Lake with vineyards and orchards of the Osoyoos East Bench in the background. (Richard McGuire Photo)

Part of Osoyoos is seen in this view from the Osoyoos West Bench. Noteable landmarks shown include Osoyoos Baptist Church, the Sun Bowl Arena and Curling Club, Watermark Beach Resort and White Sands. (Richard McGuire Photo)

The Okanagan River passes the Oxbows in a channel and empties into the north end of Osoyoos Lake. Vineyards are turning yellow. (Richard McGuire photo)

Vineyards cover the South Okanagan making the antelope brush and sagebrush dry vegetation in the foreground more scarce. (Richard McGuire Photo)

The Cottages on Osoyoos Lake have mostly been built over the past six years. They are on Osoyoos Indian Band land with a long-term lease. (Richard McGuire photo)

The waters of Kilpoola Lake add some blue to the arid autumn landscape. (Richard McGuire Photo)

A cluster of golden aspens zigzags up a slope from a small pond west of Kilpoola Lake. (Richard McGuire Photo)

The last glow of golden hour strikes the trees and wetlands vegetation at Blue Lake, west of Osoyoos. (Richard McGuire Photo)

The sun emerges from behind a mountain and a wall of clouds on a frosty winter day west of Osoyoos. Filtered by clouds, it almost looks like a full moon. (Richard McGuire Photo)

Osoyoos spreads along the shores of Osoyoos Lake in this view from the Anarchist Lookout. (Richard McGuire Photo)

The sun casts shadows of trees onto the Kettle River between Rock Creek and Westbridge. (Richard McGuire Photo)

A log barn sits next to the highway to the west of Midway, B.C. (Richard McGuire Photo)

In summer, the population of Osoyoos swells as tourists move in. Through traffic also clogs Main Street, making it hard to find parking spots and harder still to make turns or drive or walk across the street. (Richard McGuire Photo)

Tall, rocky bluffs rise above the eastern shore of Vaseux Lake between Oliver and Okanagan Falls. (Richard McGuire Photo)