May 15, 2019

Brenda Young, the organiser of Sydenham Artfest, held her first show at her home in Sydenham last fall. She wanted to give her sister Wanda, a jeweller, an opportunity to share her work with the local community, and decided to invite a few other of her artisan friends as well. And it turned into a pretty successful day.

That was where the idea of a larger show came from, and Brenda thought the Sydenham Legion would be a primes spot to hold one.

After booking the Legion hall for the 18th of May, she hand picked the vendors for a number of spots and then put the word out for a few moew.. The hall has room for 21 tables, so that became the limit.

A wide range of items from jewellery to wood work, glass blowing, fabric and more, including some local food producers.

“It was important to me that everything in the show is hand made by the vendors,” said Brenda of how she chose the artisans.

Participating vendors include: Judys Jams, Wooden Art by JM Doiron, Jeni Juranics from Hawk Moon Healing Arts, Oh Baby Bowtique, Janice's Folk Art, Knowlton Lake Cakes, The Glass Shack, Beach Pebble Tales, Hanna’s Meat Pies, Old Country Bath and Body, Mermaid Molly Seaglass, Barb’s Handmade Pierogis, Emily Hawkins Designs, Knot your Nature, Countryside Treasures, The Knutty Knitter, T&A Condiment Co, Knotty by Nature, Wood and Water Jewelry and Kelly Whan creations.

Admission is free, and there will be food available to eat in or take home. The show runs from 9am to 4pm.

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