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Artisans’ Fair showcases arts, crafts

The annual Sturdivant Hall Artisans’ Fair brought a crowd to the historic landmark on Saturday.

“Seven years ago, Patty Debardeleben had an idea to bring artists together with their creations and invite the public to come to Sturdivant Hall where they would have an opportunity to do a little Christmas shopping,” said Peggy Allison, a Sturdivant Hall board member and chair of the event. “That idea has led to Sturdivant’s Eight Annual Artisans’ Fair.”

Artist line up included those from previous years and some new ones, according to Allison.

Edie Delp was back with handmade jewelry. Paintings were available from artists Karen Weir, Anne Strand and Porter Rivers.

The Robinson Building was the setting for Thanksgiving food including dressing, green bean and sweet potato casseroles.

“We feel very proud that Sturdivant is able to offer this event each year for the community. Not only is it a fun event, but people are reminded of what a treasure Sturdivant Hall is to our community,” Allison said.