Studio time for the Holiday Bazaar

I am busy in the studio to replenish my ornaments for the Woman’s Club of Evanston Holiday Bazaar. This is such a fun and lively event and I am grateful to be part of the well-curated list of vendors.

The Holiday Bazaar is a juried gift fair featuring artists and makers of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gifts. The Friday Preview Party is November 22, 5 pm – 9 pm. The $20 ticket includes appetizers from local restaurants, a glass of wine, and a silent auction. Tickets ($20) for the Friday night preview event are available at this link. Proceeds of the $20 tickets and silent auction help support grants given to local community organizations.

Free Admission days are Saturday November 23, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday November 24, 11 am – 4 pm. The Woman’s Club of Evanston Club house is located at 1702 Chicago Avenue in Evanston. Free registration for Saturday and Sunday is at this link.  You can view event details on Facebook and the Woman’s Club Website.

I had to do a visual inventory after the successful Wilder Mansion Holiday Market to ensure I had enough caroling angels in stock.

The day of that fair I slipped on black ice, and my leg is still recovering, so I had to keep it elevated on occasion.

But that didn’t deter me from having ideas and bending wire for new creations.

It’s fun to see what is popular each year and also find carols I enjoy to create in angel and frosty form. Some of these are now at Sacred Art.

I also gave some older pendants a makeover. Hopefully the new colors resonate more with collectors.

Turnover day is always great.

These newbies will be at the Women’s Club of Evanston this weekend!

Below are the cuties that wandered off last year. This year I am allowed to bring some jewelry as well, but the focus will be on my ornaments.

Street parking is available throughout downtown Evanston. Parking is free for the first hour in the City of Evanston lot on Church Street at Chicago Avenue. The lot is on Church Street, just east of the Woman’s Club. The Woman’s Club is easily accessible from public transportation. It is a few blocks east of both the Davis Street Metra station and the Davis Street Purple Line stop.

More than 125 years ago, a group of visionary women formed The Woman’s Club of Evanston to address pressing social issues and unmet community needs.  Since 1889, the WCE has been a transformative community force, volunteering thousands of hours and making hundreds of financially significant philanthropic grants.

Each year, WCE members raise and contribute more than $150,000 and 15,000 hours of volunteer service to local, not-for-profit organizations. With a vibrant community of nearly 400 multi-generational members, the WCE continues to shape the future of service and philanthropy in Evanston and surrounding communities. The Woman’s Club of Evanston is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Today the tradition of philanthropy and service continues our mission to connect women behind a shared purpose of volunteerism, social empowerment, and community support. You can pick up a book about the club by Erin Hvizdak from the Evanston Public Library.

The WCE continues to advance women, hosting events like International Women’s Day; programs on current events and culture; and Premier Events including the Holiday BazaarWCE RevueDreams Deliveredand the Spring Benefit.  Through active involvement, members develop as community leaders and form lifelong friendships. In 2019, the WCE is proud to support organizations in Evanston, Skokie, and Rogers Park, that serve the needs of children from birth through Grade 5, and whose mission is to ensure that every child has an equitable opportunity to succeed.

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