Arts and crafts showcase throughout November

A showcase of arts and crafts will be presented five consecutive weekends with over 30 booths in Penticton.

Arts and crafts showcase throughout November

Eager for the Christmas season, a trio of young crafters will get a good dose of it in November.

A showcase of arts and crafts will be presented five consecutive weekends with over 30 booths, including young arts and crafters Taneesha Nicholas (who has been featured at the Penticton Art Gallery previously), Olivia Loewen and Mykenna Sailes talents.

“What I did was go to different markets and shows and found the most interesting things and invited people to the November show. It filled up so fast, but I also wanted something where the youth could show their work and sell it. I hope in the future to feature more young people’s work,” said event organizer Dennis Chaykowski of C-Me Live.

The show will feature sellers from all over the Okanagan and out to Rock Creek and Castlegar. Chaykowski said products range from homemade crafts, jewelry, sweaters, artists, photography, handmade soaps, candles, chocolates, baking, custom deco mesh wreaths, knit/crochet items, pottery, art easels to bone carvings, Alpaca wool toques and more.

“There will be many more items for that special person or that hard-to-gift person on your Christmas list,” said Chaykowski.

The space rented for the show is at 557 Main St. Chaykowski said there are two areas, one of which will have rotating booths over the course of the five weekends.

“That way there will be a different look to the show each weekend and keep things fresh for people coming back. The show is a great way to get into the Christmas spirit,” said Chaykowski.

The November Art and Crafts Showcase starts on the Nov. 1 weekend. The show runs for five consecutive weekends on Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Admission is free and donations to the Salvation Army Food Bank are appreciated. Chaykowski said he has set a goal to raise over 226 kilograms.

“There is such a need in this community this is a great way to give back. It will also be neat for people to see all the food stack up as we go and we will keep a weight tally or have a barometer showing how much has been donated,” he said.