PRESS RELEASENovember 2nd, 2012 by Mary
North Market Holiday Open House & Craft Extravaganza
There’s no place like the North Market to get you into the holiday spirit. From the friendly salutations of the merchants to the array of delectable cuisine, the bustle of market commerce on a winter weekend is sure to warm your heart and have you humming holiday tunes! Join us for the most splendid of seasonal weekends at the North Market for the Holiday Open House & Craft Extravaganza on Saturday, December 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, December 2 from 12-5 p.m.
Our merchants will be armed with an array of samples to tempt your taste buds and help you formulate your holiday feasts. As always, they are endowed with the wisdom of years of experience to give you excellent advice. The second floor will be devoted toforty-five local artisans and crafters for a weekend of shopping for distinctive handmade gifts. Jewelry, glass, textiles, bath and body products and knitted items are just a few of the categories represented by the local artists in our craft fair. Local musicians will provide holiday tunes to shop and dine by and the kids will enjoy the face painting and the Nutcracker Toy Solider. The whole family can get into the holiday spirit at the North Market Holiday Open House & Craft Extravaganza!
Scheduled Holiday Open House Activities include:
Saturday, December 1
- 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., North Market merchants and Craft Extravaganza vendors on second floor open for business
- 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., Christmas tree sales on the farmers’ market plaza
- 9 a.m. – 11 a.m., holiday music by Marion Funk, accordion
- 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., holiday face painting
- 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., roasted chestnuts and pretzels with Short Stop Youth Center (farmers market)
- 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., holiday music by Miss Molly
- 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Joyunspeakable, the living statue as the Nutcracker Toy Soldier
- 1 – 3 p.m., holiday music by Island Breeze
- 3 – 5 p.m., holiday music by the Eileen Howard Jazz Trio
Sunday, December 2
- 12-5 p.m., North Market merchants and Craft Extravaganza vendors on second floor open for business
- 2 – 5 p.m., face painting
- 12 – 2 p.m., Joyunspeakable, the living statue as the Nutcracker Toy Soldier
- 12 -2 p.m., holiday music by Dan Heidt
- 2-4 p.m., holiday music by Island Breeze
Participating artisans include: Andy Glass ~ hand-blown glass ornaments and sun catchers BC Appliqué ~ appliquéd towels, bibs, guardian angels Backyard Living ~ bird houses, wine holders and jewelry displays Beaniestalk ~ upcycled hair accessories Black Cat Designs ~ enameled jewelry, purse bling and art pieces Black Market ~ hand knit scarves, crocheted hats, jewelry Carmacazzi ~ hand printed apparel for men and women Corazon y Manos ~ cigar box jewelry boxes, jewelry, cards Crafty Beavers ~ knitted kitty hats, plush knitted kitties, DIY lip balm kits Mary Ann Crago ~ original art magnets, light switch plates and small assemblages D.Action Productions ~ hand rolled decorated beeswax candles Dragon Ikka ~ Japanese spiritual message jewelry and accessories Kristin Ellis & Liz Franklin ~ original silver-smithed jewelry Eric Rausch Art ~ pottery, wall tiles and ceramic sculpture The Forties Revisited ~ handmade retro style aprons Genoa Soap ~ sixteen varieties of soap, gift sets, bath fizzies Girl Pie ~ pressed fern ornaments, crocheted animals, headbands, mosaics and more Green Handle Designs ~ beaded and semi-precious stone jewelry Honeyrun Farm ~ infused honey, beeswax candles, soaps Jan’s Gourds ~ decorative hand-painted gourd accessories and bird houses Brenda Jennings ~ hand-dyed silk scarves, gift bags and wraps Jennifer Sadler Designs ~ jewelry made with resin, glass and stone beads Jonathan Juravich ~ metal hand-punched ornaments, recycled key chains, greeting cards Leslie June Designs ~ handmade ceramic pendant jewelry and ornaments Little Critter Plushies ~ plush toys, pillows and ornaments MaraM ~ bags and accessories from recycled materials Moon Garden ~ handmade candles, soaps, lotions, lip balm, shea butter and perfumes Morgan Art Works ~ wire sculpture, ornaments, kinetic mobiles, watercolor postcards Objet Adapté ~ upcycled vintage feed sack bags and aprons Once Lost Jewelry ~ steampunk style jewelry Paws Up ~ dog collars, bandanas, treats and more “Pine”-ing Away (outdoors) ~ evergreen Christmas wreaths and swags Poshta Design ~ handcrafted paper goods including cards, stationery and bookplates Clinton Reno ~ hand-screened rock posters, t-shirts, journals and stickers Sew Darn Simple ~ fabric cases, pouches, purses and accessories SoKava Designs ~ lampworked glass bead jewelry Sparrow Vine ~ handcut one-of-a-kind paper cutouts, cards and ornaments Ticking Cats ~ watercolor cat clocks, painted wooden boxes and pins Umbrella Girl Productions ~ sewn stationery, gift cards, hair scarves and pot holders Valerie Long Jewelry ~ handmade jewelry with vintage accents Vintage Gal Creations ~ accessories découpaged with vintage style images Wholly Craft! ~ an array of hand-crafted items by local artisans Windy Lane Alpacas ~ knitted and hand-woven alpaca items With the Grain ~ wheat weavings: ornaments, mobiles and wreaths The Wristbandit ~ hand-tooled leather bracelets and cuffs Yeager Glass ~ stained glass stars and starbursts Zebra Pie Gifts ~ glass tile jewelry and 100% soy candles
The North Market Holiday Open House and Craft Extravaganza will take place on Saturday, December 1 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, December 2 from 12 – 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please call the North Market at (614) 463-9664 or visit www.northmarket.com. Artisan applications are closed.