The Portola Art Gallery (pictured above) presents a creative alternative to classic “Black Friday” shopping. Visitors can avoid noisy, crowded malls and enjoy a relaxed shopping experience at beautiful Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park, where they can sample holiday treats, view artwork created by award-winning local artists, and find one-of-a-kind gifts for holiday giving.
Participating artists and galleries include the Portola Art Gallery, Esther Baran Artwork, Davide Bigazzi Jewelry and Joy Imai Pottery. Located on Arbor Road, Allied Arts shops will provide holiday treats, hot cider and tea to make the shopping experience even warmer.
Photograph by Frances Freyberg