Sturdivant Hall readies for upcoming Artisans Fair
Published 10:40 am Monday, November 18, 2019
The folks at Sturdivant Hall are preparing for the 9th Annual Artisans Fair scheduled for next Saturday, Nov. 23 at 10 a.m.
Premier artists and craftspeople will be on hand selling their work just in time for the Holidays.
According to Sturdivant Hall Board Member Peggy Allison, the event has become a highly anticipated event within the community.
Not only will attendees of the annual celebration of creativity be able to purchase art, crafts and baked goods in time for Thanksgiving an Christmas, but Tally Ho Street Kitchen will be set up selling lunches to hungry fair goers.
Local crafter Sarah Wagoner will be one of the featured artists selling their wares next Saturday at Sturdivant Hall.
Wagoner introduction to the world of crafting began with calligraphy when she was 18-years-old.
Over the years, Wagoner added acrylic painting and pottery to her crafting resume and now all three mediums are represented in her catalog of crafts.
During her professional career, Wagoner does testing for public schools.
“It’s so great to use a different area of my brain and create and not have to worry about numbers and standard scores,” she said. “If something doesn’t turn out the way I want it to, it may still be beautiful.”
This year will be the fourth Wagoner has participated in the Sturdivant Hall Artisans Fair.
“It’s very exciting to see people come out,” she said. “The holidays are gearing up and people come into town just to come to the artisans fair, which is fun… It’s also fun just to be surrounded by other creative people.”