Darnaby Craft Show Returns

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HOLIDAY SHOPPING: The Darnaby Arts and Crafts Show will celebrate its 33rd annual event on Dec. 6. The event will feature more than 150 booths of craft and gift items and will be held at the Union Multipurpose Activity Center, 6836 S. Mingo Rd.

Courtesy Darnaby PTA

The Darnaby Elementary is preparing for its 33rd year of the Darnaby Elementary Arts and Crafts Show. The annual event will take place Dec. 6 at the Union Multipurpose Activity Center, 6836 S. Mingo Rd.

The show will feature more than 150 booths of craft and gift items, such as holiday accents, home décor, monogrammed gifts, baked goods, clothing and jewelry.
The event runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with free admission, door prizes and concession options. All proceeds benefit the Darnaby Elementary .

Many crafters, as well as many shoppers, return to the show year after year, notes event organizer Hilary Lieberman.

For example, Kimberly Kiker’s experience with the craft show began as a shopper when her son began attending pre-K at Darnaby Elementary.

Two years later, she and a friend decided to rent a booth for their company, KB Designs, which features crocheted items.

“(We) love the camaraderie among all the vendors,” Kiker says. “The Darnaby staff is friendly and helpful, and the show is very well organized.”

This will be KB Designs’ fourth year to attend the event.

Twelve years ago, vendor Holly Lloyd and her mother created Spiffy Spoonz, which offers unique and artistic serving pieces.

Lloyd has showed routinely at the Darnaby event due to the show’s number of quality vendors and the large crowd that it draws. “A friend told me about the Darnaby show years ago and referred to it as the best one-day craft show in the area,” she says. “They were not kidding.”

She also appreciates the consistency and reliability of the show, being held each year on the first Saturday in December, allowing it to maintain continuity in customer’s minds, Lloyd says.

Each year, the show allows Lloyd to not only sell her wares but also travel down memory lane, meeting up with her daughter’s teachers from Darnaby and catching up with long-time customers.

“I love seeing all my faithful customers at the show,” she continues. “And I love shopping at all of the different and unique vendors from the surrounding area.”
For more information about the Darnaby Arts and Crafts Show, visit darnabyartsandcraftsshow.com.

Updated 11-24-2014

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