Port City Craftsmen 2014 Winter Holiday Arts and Crafts Show, November 21-23, Abba Shrine Auditorium in Mobile
Every November, for more that four decades, the Port City Craftsmen have brought a display of high quality arts and crafts to the Mobile area. And this year, on November 21-23, close to 100 exhibitors will again fill the Abba Shrine Auditorium, 7701 Hitt Road, with an array of unique handmade items for gifts, apparel, decor--wreaths, jewelry, pillows, hairbows, furniture, lamps, paintings, dolls and toys.
The show takes place Friday-Sunday, November 21-23. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2; parking is free.
Among the talented craftsmen is jewelry maker and needle-worker, Sylvia Burkett, whose beautiful knitted children's and adult garments are works of art. She'll also be selling lightweight crochet necklaces to match any outfit--and make perfect Christmas gifts for a favorite aunt or in-law.
Elizabeth Betts creates lovely heirloom children's clothing and crochets delicate baby booties that will remain in the family forever. She also has her own line of handmade face soaps.
Long-time Port City Craftsmen member, Ginger McCracken is well known for the lovely pillows she makes from vintage linens. Her booth also is the spot for every color hair bow one can imagine, and for handmade angels crafted from antique handkerchiefs.
Port City Craftsmen spokesperson Kendra Bennett said that Santa will be visiting on Saturday, milling among the crowd of shoppers. And, as usual, door prizes will be given away frequently all three days of the event.
But this year, something new and exciting has been added to entice visitors to patronize the show on Sunday. "We have two grand prizes," Bennett said. One is a 39" LED Samsung television and the other is a $200 Toys R Us gift certificate. "You don't have to be present to win, but you do have to have a ticket showing that you attended the show on Sunday," Bennett said.
This annual event, a perennial favorite of those who love the quality and attention that mark handmade items, is "a perfect way to jumpstart your Christmas shopping," Bennett said.
For information, call Bennett at 508-1210.
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