The Holmedale Art Crawl, together with the Holmedale Neighbourhood Association, are offering their first ever Artisan Market on November 17 at TB Costain/SC Johnson Community Centre, 16 Morrell St., 10am – 4pm….and Santa will be there!
Brantford Neighbourhoods by Dave McCreary
Offerings will include over 30 artists and artisans with their one-of-a-kind and hand made, local goods. They will have everything from fine art paintings, drawings, pottery, knitting, fibre art, jewellery, to hand made cosmetics and much much more. As well, live entertainment will be provided by Mike Brennan and Monique Roussell Hunsley – throughout the event.
“This market is different from others as it features only handmade artisan wears and not MLM products. We are also doing cups for a cause to benefit a family in need in our community. We have Santa for the children so parents can feel welcome to bring their kids along. We also have live music to entertain our shoppers. There’s lots of variety and a very good cross section of the many wonderful makers and artists in our city.” Says Becci Donaldson of the Holmedale Neighbourhood Association, “we love that we are able to offer such quality in our neighbourhood and bring people from all over to shop and enjoy the offerings – It is a very family friendly event with a kids craft table offered throughout the day.”
One of the vendors is Debbie Beale, with Vickis Wish Bracelets – the proceeds go to providiing parking passes to cancer patients.
Something that the HNA and the HAC wanted to have at this event is a charitable element, so artists Jane Flinders and Aliki Mikulich have made several dozen pottery cups that will be sold for $15 each (this includes cider and a cookie) and 100 percent of the proceeds go to helping a neighbourhood family in need with gifts, and groceries for Christmas. It is after all, what Christmas is about.
It all sounds like it is going to be a very warm and inviting event and a great way to usher in the Holiday season!
Woolly items by Lindsay Heidt
Encased butterfly wing by Rachel Lyon-Gagnon