Marion Junction artist Laura Spencer arranges a display of her handmade soaps and lotions on a table at Sturdivant Hall Friday afternoon in advance of next weekend's Artisans' Fair. -- Jay Sowers
Marion Junction artist Laura Spencer arranges a display of her handmade soaps and lotions on a table at Sturdivant Hall Friday afternoon in advance of next weekend's Artisans' Fair. -- Jay Sowers

Sturdivant Hall set for annual arts fair

Published 8:28pm Friday, November 29, 2013

The preparations are finished and the time for community members to view, and purchase, locally made pieces of art has arrived.

The annual Artisans’ Fair is set to take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Selma’s historic Sturdivant Hall and Sturdivant assistant director Dawn Morris said everyone who works at the building has high hopes for this year’s event.

“We’re hoping it’s going to be bigger, because it is the third one so it is more now,” Morris said. “And with it taking place on a Sunday, people can stop by after church or after they go out to eat.”

Morris said the artists who will be selling their pieces, as well as the workers at Sturdivant, have come together to make sure the event is just as successful as in year’s past.

“The artists have been coming in for a while to find out where they would be set up so they would know what to expect,” Morris said. “And the people at Sturdivant, we’ve been preparing for this for a month or more.”

This year’s event will feature artists selling wood carvings, dolls accessories, pottery, bird houses, jewelry and paintings, and Morris said they will be set up throughout the historic building.

“We will have three or four artists set up near the entrance hall and we will have others throughout the house, and we also have some that will be out in the Robinson Building,” Morris said.

While she is excited to see all the pieces for sale on Sunday, Morris said there is one artist’s works she is especially excited to see.

“I’m most excited to see the pieces my daughter, Mary Kathryn, brings,” Morris said. “She has made napkin rings and placemats out of burlap, and she’s been making these items for two months now to make sure she has enough for Sunday.”

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