Coordinator Dan Tapper shares the inside scoop on this year’s event
As the holiday season approaches, shoppers are gearing up to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones. For those seeking unique and handmade treasures, the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Annual Art & Crafts Fair is a must-visit event. Taking place on Saturday, November 18th, this fair has become a cherished tradition in the community. In an exclusive interview, we spoke with Dan Tapper, the coordinator of the fair, to learn more about what attendees can expect.
1: A Showcase of Local Talent
The St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Annual Art & Crafts Fair is a celebration of the local artistic community. Tapper explains that the fair features a diverse range of artisans, each bringing their own unique creations to the event. From pottery to paintings, jewelry to textiles, attendees can expect to find an array of beautifully crafted items. This not only offers shoppers a chance to find one-of-a-kind gifts but also supports local artists and craftspeople.
2: A Festive Atmosphere
Beyond the shopping experience, the fair also provides a festive atmosphere that adds to the holiday spirit. Tapper highlights that the church is adorned with decorations, creating a warm and welcoming environment. Live music performances and seasonal treats further enhance the festive ambiance, making it a memorable experience for all who attend.
3: Supporting a Worthy Cause
The St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Annual Art & Crafts Fair is not only a shopping extravaganza but also a means to support a worthy cause. Tapper explains that a portion of the proceeds from the fair goes towards charitable initiatives organized by the church. This includes supporting local food banks, providing assistance to those in need, and funding community outreach programs. By attending the fair, shoppers are not only finding unique gifts but also contributing to the betterment of the community.
4: A Family-Friendly Event
The fair is designed to be a family-friendly event, catering to attendees of all ages. Tapper mentions that there will be a dedicated area for children, offering activities and crafts to keep them engaged. This ensures that parents can enjoy their shopping experience while their little ones are entertained. Additionally, the fair provides an opportunity for families to come together, browse the stalls, and enjoy the festive atmosphere as a unit.
5: COVID-19 Safety Measures
In light of the ongoing pandemic, the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Annual Art & Crafts Fair is committed to ensuring the safety of all attendees. Tapper assures that strict COVID-19 safety measures will be in place, including mandatory mask-wearing, hand sanitizing stations, and social distancing protocols. These precautions aim to provide a secure and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.
The St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Annual Art & Crafts Fair is a beloved event that brings together local artisans, shoppers, and the community at large. With its wide array of handmade treasures, festive atmosphere, and commitment to supporting charitable causes, it is an experience not to be missed. As the holiday season approaches, mark your calendars for November 18th and join in the celebration of creativity, community, and giving back.