Fine arts showcased -- and sold -- this weekend at CraftWestport
Updated 6:50 am, Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The 39th annual CraftWestport event, sponsored Saturday and Sunday by the Westport Young Woman's League, will showcase the work of 170 artists and craftspeople from across the nation.
The show/sale is scheduled 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Staples High School, 70 North Ave.
Visitors' purchases will help to raise money for the charities supported by the WYWL.
More than 25 of the exhibiting artists and craftspeople are from Connecticut, including felted scarf maker Elizabeth Rubidge, of Westport; wooden vessel sculptor Peter Petrochko, of Oxford; handpainted tide clock maker Alan Winick, of Westport; reclaimed hardcover book handbag maker Kathleen Scranton, of Coventry; photographer Tom Kretsch, of Westport, who photographs local life as well as his personal travels; and collectable glass animal artist Vadim Pavliouk, of Shelton.
Returning for a second year at CraftWestport is a pop-up marketplace of local artists, who will be offering a mix of handcrafted, "budget-friendly" items, according to publicity for the event.
A raffle of artist-donated items will take place daily at CraftWestport. Net proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Staples Tuition Grants, which provide tuition assistance to Staples High School seniors and graduates. Net proceeds from the on-site WYWL baked goods sale will be donated to ElderHouse, a not-for-profit adult day center serving seniors in Fairfield County. Net proceeds from admission fees will benefit the local charities the WYWL supports.
General admission to CraftWestport is $10, seniors $9 and children under 12 free; tickets will be available for purchase at the door. For more information, visit www.CraftWestport.com.