WAVERLY TWP. — The Waverly Community House (Comm), 1115 N. Abington Road, will host its 34th Annual Artisans’ Marketplace, sponsored by the Waverly General Store, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 18 and 19. The event showcases area artisans and craftspeople who will offer handmade, one-of-a-kind items just in time for the holidays.
Hours for the Artisans’ Marketplace are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 and is good for both days of the show, with proceeds benefiting the Comm.
The Artisans’ Marketplace has become a show that attracts some of the most talented artisans. The process of selection is a rigorous one. All submissions 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.
This year’s show includes the following returning vendors: Duvall Leatherwork, The Barnwood Gallery, Deb Hamby Studio, Mimi’s Hooks, Distinctively Raisa, Noriko Iizuka Design, Little Red Hen Soap Factory, One of a Kind Baskets, Laurabee Studios, Second Season Mittens, Pure Suds Co, Saint’s Nicks, For the Love of Wood LLC, Angus & Oliver, Sew Happy, On & On, Handblown Glass by Kyle Lavery and Creekside Gardens.
The following vendors are new to this year’s show: Rodgers’ Nursery, Fox Hill Farm, Cole Hastings, Colley Studio, Seven 810 Fixtures, Rustic Cotton Home, Spring Hills Farm, Pittston Popcorn, Wyldflower Farms, Sally Ann Design, Traditions by Linda, Stone Fawx Studios, j. Crane: Crafted in Metal, Chickadee Studio, Libby and Liam Jewelry and Wired & Fired Designs.
In addition to the many items available from the vendors, this year’s Hearth Booth will feature pottery, gnomes, ornaments, homemade dog treats, wreaths, cook books, reindeer hot chocolate mix, primitive wood houses, paper stars, handmade note cards, hand printed wrapping paper and coasters, straw ornament garland and wassail packets.
The Small Works Gallery at The Comm will be open on Saturday and Sunday during regular show hours and will feature winning submissions of local and regional artists. The theme of the exhibit of small works (less than 16” in any direction) is “Winter.”
A luncheon, catered by Constantino’s Catering, is offered in the Scout Room from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day of the show. Homemade desserts will be available for purchase in the Comm Bake Shop.