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For culture vultures intent on picking through the slim holiday offerings and down-to-the-wire shoppers alike, the artists of the Trimain Center have just the thing. The monthly "Fourth Fridays" open studio and gallery event, which has been growing in popularity since its launch earlier this year, gets under way tonight at 5 and runs through 8 p.m.

The Impact Artists Gallery's exhibition "Art for the Holidays" will be on full display, featuring an eclectic trove of work ranging from painting and photography to jewelry and ceramics. Studio 547 will host an interactive mural-making workshop led by artist Dot Keller, and plenty of artists' studios will be open for perusal (and for business) throughout the evening.

The event is concentrated on the fifth floor of the building, a former Trico windshield wiper factory converted to office space and occupied by several arts organizations.

For more info on the event, call 835-6817 or visit impactartist.wordpress.com.

-- Colin Dabkowski