Annual Artisans Fair set for Saturday at Sturdivant Hall

Published 10:39 am Wednesday, November 20, 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.
“We have quite a line up this year, which includes artists from previous years and some new ones,” said said Peggy Allison, a Sturdivant Hall board member and chair of the event.
Returning this year are Edie Delp and her handmade gold and silver jewelry, Karen Weir and Sarah Wagoner with their paintings (Wagoner will also have her personalized calligraphy cards on hand), Jo Taylor with ceramic items, Beth Walker with woolen dolls, Patty DeBardeleben with beaded jewelry, Laura Spencer with her handmade soaps, candles and more,
Terry Johnson with her fused glass jewelry, Ben Smith with his hand turned wooden bowls, Laurie and Jeff Cothran with their ornaments, wooden boxes and cutting boards and Muffin Hand will have her pine needle baskets and gourds.
New to the group of artisans are Kim Lyon and her scented pinecones and candles, Taylor Gindlesberger and her pottery and Donald Pfeiffer with his honey
Allison said shoppers will be able to get a jump on their holiday meals with all of the foodstuffs that will be available in the Robinson Building behind Sturdivant Hall.
Nancy Gantt will have her homemade peanut, Denise Rushton will have her jams and jellies, Kim Peake will offer her homemade pimento cheese, Joyce Rylee will have her Thanksgiving dressing, green bean and sweet potato casseroles and cheese straws and Jan Justice has desert covered with Baklava.
“We feel very proud that Sturdivant is able to offer this event each year for the community,” said Allison. “Not only is it a fun event, but people are reminded of what a treasure Sturdivant Hall is to our community.”
Bradford Brackin is one of the artists that will be selling their wares on Saturday.
Brackin’s works are heavily inspired by nature and found materials like lichen, leaves, twigs and even oyster shells.
“I’m a nature bird,” Bracken said. “My friends tease me because I’ll jump out of my car to pick up a perfect leaf or a stick.”
Saturday will mark Brackin’s 3rd year participating in the Artisans Fair.
Brackin said she enjoys being around fellow creatives who appreciate one another’s work.
In addition to all of the crafts people on hand Saturday, Tally Ho Street Kitchen will be set up selling lunch to hungry patrons.
“We hope everyone will come out and support these artists,” said Allison.