Collector's Choice Art Gallery highlights regional and international artists, beckons customers to browse 700 stock art prints, and preserves precious mementos with framing. Medium-size 16"x20" posters ($20) pep up bedroom walls, and 24"x36" full-sized printed posters ($40–$60) cover up prehistoric cave drawings left by former tenants. Customers can select their printed masterpieces by several artists, including Marilyn Simandle, Paul Jorgenson and Paulo Romero. A skilled framer with a minimum of 15 years experience protects brought-in items, such as 8"x10" paper prints, returning them to owners with a single mat, clear glass, and satin silver frame ($78.36). Meanwhile, 16"x20" painted canvases stretch across a floater frame ($143.54). Patrons can browse more than 2500 framing samples to pick the perfect way to preserve many of their keepsakes, including fabric, organic materials, and sports jerseys signed by their favourite athlete's bobble head.
Visitors enter the Wintergreen Fine Craft Market to peruse and purchase the handmade work of more than 80 craft artists, visual artists, and local food producers. Art-seekers can stock up on traditional and contemporary creations such as jewellery, furniture, and professional photography that prompt guests' point-and-shoot cameras to flash their approval in morse code. Peer through glass pieces to the see the world differently, knock on wooden artwork for luck, or flesh out living-room galleries with a sculpture. After inspecting the main booths, crafty duos can meander over to the emerging-artists booth, where up-and-coming masterpiece makers showcase work in styles such as mixed media, painting, and printmaking. All of the event's art creators undergo a rigorous jury process that separates the artisans from the crowds of people who just figured out they could use a ponytail as a paintbrush.