There will be some familiar, some not so familiar faces and some brand new faces at this weekend’s three-day Morrisburg and District Arts and Crafts Association’s annual Christmas Show.
Association president Linda Schenck is excited about this year’s show, which, along with the works of the local artists and crafters we have all come to know for their beautiful work, are some new artists with some very interesting products.
“Dianna Davies has been with us a long time, but this year she is going to bring her twig furniture, which everyone is going to love,” says Schenck. “Her pieces make perfect gifts for people who love the outdoors and enjoy something unique in their gardens.”
“We have another talented lady who takes old and antique jewellery and turns it into something new and funky that people wear today. Absolutely, gorgeous work. People will also enjoy the work of a mosaic artist who has some great pieces.”
“We have Steve Henderson and his iron works returning for his second year, and a crafter who carves old/antique cabinets and makes them something new.”
Schenck is pleased to have a ‘lifetime members’ table which this year will have for sale the last few remaining leather pieces made by Pat Stewart and some items provided by Catherine Scott.
The annual Arts and Crafts Association’s show will run this weekend at the Morrisburg Legion from Friday to Sunday. It will open Friday at noon and run until 7 p.m. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday, November 19 and Sunday, November 20.
As usual the Presbyterian Church will run its always popular bake sale and serve a light menu.
The Arts and Crafts Association will continue its tradition of supporting the community with its annual donation to Winchester Hospital and the Dundas County Hospice to be made Friday afternoon at the show.
The Association also presented a $200 bursary to Allison Harbers the Seaway District High School graduation in early October.
“We have some really interesting new artists lined up this year, and of course everyone’s favourites are returning,” says Schenck. “We are looking forward to a lot of shoppers. We have a lot of great gift selections.”