Friday, November 24, 2017
Winter Solstice Market is Back
The air is getting a bit chilly of late, and the days are getting shorter. Most stores are decorated with all the things associated with Christmas. One exception is the Boatworks, home to the annual Winter Solstice Artisan Market. Once again our front gallery space is loaded with handmade crafts from our members, all in time for your holiday shopping needs, yet with a minimum of evergreen trees, red ribbons, and other things that some stores will try to overload you with. At BelmarArts, we just give you things you may want to see, and maybe purchase, as gifts for others, or for yourself.
Click on any photo to enlarge, or better yet, just come by to get a better look at the displays.
What do we got? What don't we got? A quick walk around the room revealed handbags, book covers, tea wallets, hair clips, all kinds of jewelry, handmade baskets, soaps, bath salts, greeting cards, ceramics, items made from glass, ornaments- just to name a few things. There are small artworks that can hang on walls. There are candy and cookies for both people and dogs, made by the same place. A list of the artisans represented can be found here. Plus we still have stuff in the display case in the back room. And as our custom, the artists are encouraged to replace anything that sells with new items, and even have the option to replace something that doesn't sell with something else, so returning regularly during the duration of the market is encouraged.
The Winter Solstice Artisan Market opened today, and will remain open through January 12, 2018. It will be open during the regular gallery hours, so Wednesday to Saturday, 1 to 5 pm, and sometimes when there are events going on in the space, such as tomorrow night's gallery reception. Parking and admission are free as always, so come browse, and maybe find something exciting.