Thursday, December 1, 2011

Grace Holiday Art Faire and Bazaar - Sat. Dec. 10 9 am 4 pm

The Grace Holiday Art Faire and Bazaar, which is nearing its 100th anniversary, offers you the opportunity to feel good about your holiday shopping because each gift gives three times:  once to your loved ones, twice to support important outreach projects and thrice to support local artists.

This year's lineup of local artists includes Brandon Stauffer, Colleen Cavin, Natalie Liljenwall, Phyllis Koessler, Three Sisters Candles, Jude Cornwell, Deb Galaty, Cathy Gibson, Mariann Koop-McMahon, Kristin Koop, Yetunde Laniran, Nancie Mann, Sarah Normington and Debbie McDuffee, Lori Presthus, Jan Rinehart, Alice Simpson, Judy Fleming, and Efrosinia Bell, as well as St. Mary's Guild and Women of Grace.  They will be offering glass, ceramics, jewelry, textiles, purses, cards, candles, children's items, scarves and knitwear, quilts, traditional Christmas crafts, dolls, prints, original photographs, recycled and up-cycled wearables and more.

Sponsored by the Women of Grace (or Episcopal Church Women – ECW), proceeds from the event help fund such projects as Friday Community Dinners, St. Mary's Guild quilts for children seeking shelter from domestic violence, Healing Prayer Shawls, and our Emergency Food program as well as funds for physical improvements such as new chairs or silverware.  ECW also funds Grace Art Camp scholarships each year, and some community organizations, including Mercy Corps and Episcopal Relief & Development in response to specific needs.  Half the proceeds from this year's opportunity quilt – based on Japanese design and motifs and made by St. Mary's Guild – will go help fund ongoing Tsunami cleanup efforts in Japan!

Other reasons to join us for this special event include the wildly popular holiday foods booth and our famous $8.00 gourmet luncheon and live recorder music of the season provided by Jeanne Lynch and Friends.

Contact for more information about artists' booths.

To volunteer or sign up to help with the Holiday Foods Booth please contact Susan Germundson

December 10, 2011 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Grace Memorial, Portland
1535 NE 17th Avenue

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