Craft fairs and bazaars are excellent resources for the gifter who perpetually searches for the most unique presents each year. This weekend there are a few you can stop by to find a special surprise for the lucky folks on your list.
Begin the weekend shopping at the Holiday Bazaar at The Yards Saturday, December 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Offerings such as letterpress printings, drawings, sculptures, and jewelry will be available, and more. Just some of the vendors you can expect to see are the Press Villains, The Andrew Cho Art Show, The Knotty Owl, The Black Arts Studio, Interstellar Love Craft, and MR. PRVRT. Additionally, the exhibit "Continental Breakfasts" will be on display during the event, with artist Lisa Barker on the premises to answer any questions. The Yards is located at 50-52 Public Market. Check The Yards page on Facebook for details.
After your shopping warm-up at The Yards, check out Hearts and Crafts Holiday Handmade Market at Java's Café (16 Gibbs St.) on Sunday, December 16, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. A variety of goods from 18 local artists will range from jewelry to letterpress to cozy winter wear, and more. Familiar vendors will include Sweet Pea Felts, GreenGirl Press, Collier Craft, Vintage Refashioned, and others. Sip a belly-warming beverage while knocking some gift items off your list. Check Hearts and Crafts on Facebook for more info.