The Christmas season in Clayton, begins with a holiday art and home tour Dec. 9, which features nine homes in Glen Laurel and 10 local artists. At each home, one or two artists will display art that visitors can buy.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance from Clayton Visual Arts, 919-550-8934 or from any Clayton Visual Arts member.
The tour begins at the Neuse Golf Clubhouse, 918 Birkdale Drive, in Glen Laurel, where there will be maps to the homes.
Hours are 3-7 p.m.
The fundraiser is sponsored by Clayton Visual Arts, Inc., and will support arts in the community. However, 25 percent of the proceeds will go to the Woman’s Club annual “Christmas for Kids” program.
Artists from Clayton and Johnston County will show their works in the homes, including Laura Bailey, Amy Beshgetoorian, John Farr, John McFadden, Kathleen Nobles, Faye Robinson, Janie Prete, Don Stephenson, Linda Strevig and Jo Lee Tucker.
Addresses on the tour include: 204 Neuse Ridge Drive; 410 Neuse Ridge Drive; 419 Neuse Ridge Drive; 204 Parkridge Drive; 513 Parkridge Drive; 201 Hein Drive; 113 LaFoy Drive; 126 Riverglade Drive and 145 Townsend Drive.
There will be musicians and carolers performing songs of the season at the houses.
Christmas in Clayton is a spinoff from Clayton Visual Arts’ Art a la Carte Art and Historic Homes Tour of 2009 and 2010.
Clayton Visual Arts, Inc., sponsor of the event, is a nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 1998 and dedicated to “bringing art to the people of Clayton.” It is funded in part by the Town of Clayton Cultural Arts Fund.