Elves Shelves runs Nov. 26 through Dec. 11, and features items priced mostly between $2 and $10. It is geared toward children ages 5 to 13, and is set up outside The Shop in the main gallery.
This shopping event is held during regular museum hours, and it provides a comfortable, fun atmosphere for young shoppers who may have a limited budget to buy small gifts for their family and friends. Children can make their lists and add up their gifts to see if they are within their budgets.
Shop and Visitor Services staff and volunteers provide paper, pencils and calculators to help children. If they don’t find what they are looking for on Elves Shelves, there are other low-cost items throughout The Shop.
Elves Shelves also offers a free giftwrapping station where children can wrap their gifts by themselves or with assistance. Staff and volunteers also can wrap gifts for children.
The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m. Admission is free.
The Polk Museum of Art is located at 800 E. Palmetto St. Call (863) 688-7743 for more information.