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Just in time for last-minute holiday shopping, the Arts Market of New Orleans is being held Saturday, Dec. 22, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Palmer Park (at the corner of S. Carrollton and S. Claiborne avenues). Admission is free. You'll find paintings, photography, ceramics, glasswork, jewelry, woodwork and printmaking as well as handcrafted clothing, soap and candles. There will be arts and crafts for the kids, and the Charles Framer Quartet performs at 2:30 p.m.

There's a new shop for glitz and glamour. Open since Dec. 1, Rhinestone Runway Formal and Bridal Boutique (819 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 465-4884) specializes in evening gowns and dresses for proms, pageants and debutantes. There is a sale going on right now — save 15 percent on formal wear — and a grand opening celebration in the works for early next month.

Enjoy extended holiday hours at Katy Beh Contemporary Jewelry (3708 Magazine St., 896-9600; The store will be open every day until Christmas: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sundays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

Making room for new inventory, Inside Design (1623 Metairie Road, Metairie, 833-8686; is having a half-price sale on all lamps. The store is open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (until 8 p.m. on Thursdays).

Send information about trunk shows, new product lines, sales and in-store events to Kara Nelson at, call 483-3107, or fax 483-3116. Information should be received 10 days prior to publication.


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