Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair set in Port Townsend next weekend

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Arts Guild will put on its 29th annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair next weekend.

The juried arts and crafts fair will be at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., where all three floors will be full of handmade crafts by Pacific Northwest artists from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. this coming Friday and Saturday.

In addition to the artwork, local student musicians will perform downstairs in the gym along with many more crafts.

Booth fees will go toward scholarships for Jefferson County students majoring in the arts.

The artists donate a portion of each sale to the Jefferson County Food Bank, as they have done for the past 27 years.

Artists from all over Jefferson County, Sequim, Port Angeles, Tacoma, Seattle, Arlington, Shelton and Portland, Ore., will participate.

Among the good to be found at the fair will be handwoven rugs and clothing, gold and silver jewelry set with semi-precious gems, leather belts, purses, photography, sculptural jewelry, turned bowls, Damascus steel kitchen and hunting knives, turned pens, felted animals, stoneware, porcelain and earthenware pottery.

Also enameled art jewelry, a variety of woodwork, painted silk scarves, nuno felted scarves, capes and clothing, hand-knit items from alpaca wool, fleece clothing, baskets made from seaweed, 4H kitty toys, sweaters, watercolors, lampworked beads and paperweights, vintage style aprons, children’s clothing, hand-bound leather journals, pine needle baskets, mosaic and fused glass sculptural work, painted floor cloths, oil paintings, David Michael’s harp music and CDs.

For more information about the guild, which has been self-supporting for more than 48 years, see, call 360-774-6544 or email [email protected].

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