Guests of all ages took advantage of the opportunity to view the new exhibit in the large front gallery, and the “Small Conversations” show which opened last month in the back gallery, as well as the art pieces for sale in the museum’s retail space.

The Siskiyou Art Museum hosted their final art opening of the year during Dunsmuir’s Candles in the Canyon on Saturday. The show, entitled Fire & Ice, drew record crowds, despite the cold, drizzly weather.

Guests of all ages took advantage of the opportunity to view the new exhibit in the large front gallery, and the “Small Conversations” show which opened last month in the back gallery, as well as the art pieces for sale in the museum’s retail space.

The show was an open call event, which means that all artists – from all mediums, and of all levels of skill and experience – were invited to display their work. Exhibiting artists range from professional, award-winning artists, to new artists showing their work for the first time.

Both shows will be on display through Saturday, Dec. 28.

SAM is a nonprofit art gallery and retail store which has been serving the Dunsmuir area for more than six years. The volunteer-run art gallery and museum gift shop are open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.