Collector’s Weekend 2016 Summary As we celebrate our 21st annual Collector’s Weekend, we are thrilled to see collectors from as far south as Texas and as far west as Washington state. Stay tuned to this page throughout the week as we show some of the memories that were created here at our Sutton, MA studios. Friday Saturday Collector’s Dinner Sunday Friday, April 22, 2016 9:30am – 4:00pm Painting Workshop 1 – Sold Out Orientation begins promptly at 9:00am. Workshop includes lunch. 6:00pm – 8:00pm Friday Evening at Vaillancourt’s ($10 for non-painting workshop participants) Join us in Blaxton Hall as we kick off the weekend with Sam James (a finalist from NBC’s The Voice) and mingling with collectors from around the country and enjoy live music before special pieces and premier numbers are introduced. Saturday, April 23, 2016 9:30am – 4:00pm Painting Workshop 2 – Sold Out Orientation begins promptly at 9:00am. Workshop includes lunch. 10:00am – 11:00am Debra Lenhausen: Christmas Lights: The History, The Future and Fun with Decorating 11:00am – 12:00pm Bill Davis: Pysanka, the Ukrainian Egg 2:00pm – 3:00pm Marlin Casker: Christmas Trees in Early Postcards 3:00pm – 4:00pm Chocolate Mould presentation from Dad’s Follies 7:30pm Annual Reception and Dinner! – Sold Out — Reception starts at 6:30 What some call the highlight of the weekend, the annual dinner has become a popular event for collectors both serious or casual and young or old. Dine with those who share a passion for Christmas and Vaillancourt Chalkware and have the opportunity to be chosen to design your own Santa for the following year’s Collector’s Weekend! For 2016, we will be celebrating the weekend at The People’s Kitchen in Worcester, with the reception taking place in their prohibition style bar, Still & Stir. Sunday, April 24, 2016 9:00am – 10:00am Collector’s Breakfast Buffet for participants of Painting Workshop – Sold Out 9:30am – 4:00pm Painting Workshop 3 – Sold Out Orientation begins promptly at 9:00am. Workshop includes lunch.