The Point Artisan Guild has chosen an Icelandic Christmas as the theme for their tenth annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair being held the first weekend in December.
“The historical society is getting involved and will help us decorate and celebrate our theme,” organizer Linda Hughes said .
“There’s a little Icelandic Passport you can get at any of the five venues participating this year and you get a stamp when you visit each venue. Deposit the completed passport at the community center and you will be entered in a prize drawing.” The five participating venues include the community center, Auntie Pam’s Country Store, Brewster’s Fine Foods, Caffé Capanna and the Blue Heron Gallery.
Hughes said 20 tables are available at the community center for local artisans to sell their wares. “It’s going to be all local and handmade items,” she said, including preserves, jewelry, body care, textiles, photography and holiday items. The local seniors association will be selling lunch to keep shoppers fed and warm and to raise funds for their programs.
The raffle is always a highlight of the craft fair and Hughes said “this year we have tons of donations.” Last year the raffle raised $1,900, which was donated to the local parks district to repair the community center roof.
“The raffle funds from this year will all benefit local artists featured at the Blue Heron Gallery,” Hughes said.
Hughes said they still had tables available for artists as well as time slots available for musicians. Registration forms are available at the Blue Heron Gallery and need to be returned to the gallery by November 9. Interested musicians can contact Karen Pollock at firstname.lastname@example.org
The event runs Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, December 2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.