By KELSY LORIN TAYLOR
Web Editor and Feature Writer
UNIQUE GIFTS: Holly Loyd, left, and Eva Eastering of the Darnaby Arts and Crafts Show will boast vendors and unique crafts for holiday shoppers to enjoy.
The Darnaby Arts and Crafts Show is celebrating its 30th anniversary of offering creative items, showcasing talented crafters and raising important funds for students.
The event will be held Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Union Intermediate High School located at 7616 S. Garnett Rd. Admission to the show is complimentary. With three decades of success, everyone is excited to attend and participate this year.
Easily one of the largest and most longstanding craft marketplaces in the region, the Darnaby Arts and Crafts show has earned a welcomed reputation in the community. Many enjoy returning to the show year after year as a holiday shopping tradition.
Unique items will be displayed around every corner of the show. More than 150 crafters will offer monogrammed items, holiday accents, home decorations, baked goods, clothing for the entire family, jewelry, purses, pet treats and woodcrafts and much more. In addition, there will be chances to win one of the many door prizes.
The show would not be possible without the dedication and enthusiasm of the crafters. Many have provided support for the event by donating items for the prize giveaways and by sharing information about the upcoming show to their own customers.
The owner of Spiffy Spoonz feels that the event is very important to have in the community. “I believe it’s an opportunity to provide a unique experience to Northeastern Oklahoma while making a great impression on behalf of the Union School District.”
Her booth will offer plenty of gift ideas. “The products that have generated the most customer interest at shows this year are my hand hammered stainless steel pitchers and triple dipper sets for home entertaining. There are many great hand crafted products in the Spiffy Spoonz line that make unique and affordable gifts.”
Kari Wheeler, who established Grain of Sand, is also looking forward to participating in the show. She says that in the last six years, many of the returning visitors to the show have become her close friends. “This is very rewarding to do. I established the business after realizing that I could sell quality jewelry for the same price and costume jewelry. All of my products are imported from Beijing, which includes pearls, onyx, turquoise, amethyst, hematite and more.”
The show is sponsored by the Union Darnaby Elementary Parent Teacher Association and all of the proceeds will directly benefit the children at Darnaby Elementary.
For more information about the show, visit www.darnabyartsandcraftsshow.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.