Annual Comm marketplace to feature more than 30 artisans

June 19th, 2015 8:55 am

First Posted: 11/10/2014

The Waverly Community House, 1115 North Abington Road, will host its 31st Annual Artisans’ Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23. Sponsored by the Waverly General Store and Marworth, the Artisans’ Marketplace showcases more than 30 area artisans and craftspeople who will offer handmade, one-of-a-kind items.

All submissions for the Artisans’ Marketplace undergo a jury process in order to ensure fellow artisans and visitors a high quality of craftsmanship and presentation. The committee searches for applicants who display unique talent, originality and great skill and expertise in their medium. The committee also attempts to choose a variety of vendors to balance the overall show.

All work is original and includes a variety of forms and mediums in photography, painting, ceramic, jewelry design, basketry, glass, sculpture, textiles, wood and more.

Artisans selected for this year’s show include, but are not limited to: Alice’s Aprons, Angus and Oliver, Artifacts, Bachestinks, Bag Lady International, Beta Bread, Brian Toda Blown Glass, Cakes and Scones Bakery, Chocolates by Leopold, Inc., Craig’s Creations, Creations by the Tuesday Gathering, Creations in Wood, Distinctively Raisa, Emilie Artistic Design, Hand Blown Glass by Kyle Lavery, J. K. Pottery, James Simrell Designs, Kathy Fallon Photography, Mimi’s Hooks, Little Red Hen Soap Factory, Michael Cho, Lisa Boland Designs, Noriko Iizuka, One Of A Kind-Baskets, Paul Funke Photography, Saint’s Nicks, Sassy Albert Soaps, The Barnwood Gallery, Thirteen Olives and Vintage Meegan.

New to this year’s show is a gift wrapping station chaired by Tara Atkins and run by a group of women from Waverly United Methodist Church.

The artisan raffle will feature a gift basket donated by Caravia, of Clarks Summit.

A luncheon, catered by Bazil Ristorante, will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day of the show in the Scout Room. It will feature two classic Italian favorites: pasta fagioli and cheese ravioli, a Caesar salad and turkey wraps.

Admission is $6 per person and is good for both days. All proceeds benefit the Waverly Community House. For more information, call the Comm at 570-586-8191, extension 2.