Join us for the annual Arts & Crafts Bazaar on Saturday, November 7 from 9am-4pm. 48 vendors will display their crafts in the expanded lobby. There is no admission charge, and parking is free.
A wide assortment of unique, hand-crafted items including jewelry, cards, books, photography, serving pieces, soaps and lotions, herbs, flowers, fused and blown glass, wooden toys and bird houses, holiday themed pieces, knitted and sewn items, clothing and accessories. New vendors are joining regulars, so fresh items and past favorites will be available. The popular Silent Auction will include many unusual items. The diverse array includes dinners hosted by church members, gift cards for services and restaurants, themed baskets loaded with specialty items, symphony tickets, books and “Authors Authors” tickets, an opportunity to throw the first pitch at a Mud Hens game, plus hand-crafted items donated by vendors. The event also includes a huge bake sale and a coffee bar.
Given the current health related environment, changes will be implemented for the safety of our vendors, shoppers and volunteers. The layout of vendor booths has been changed for social distancing and resulted in the reduction of spaces from 68 to 48. All of those spaces have been filled and there is a waiting list of vendors. Silent Auction solicitation is slated to begin in October. These are the preliminary plans and are subject to change, but we encourage you to make your jam, plan for items to donate and think about how you will support this effort. Our non-profit recipient organizations need our support. Should the future environment require us to cancel, that decision will be made October 1.
The Arts & Crafts Bazaar is an initiative of Epworth’s United Methodist Women to raise funds to support local missions. As in the past, 100% of the proceeds from the Bazaar go to support a number of local organizations. Past recipients include Friendly Center, Beach House, Mildred Bayer Clinic, Feed Your Neighbor, YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, Monroe Street Neighborhood Center, Team Recovery, Family House, Legal Aid, and Sylvania Area Family Services.