Oliver Arts and Crafts

Oliver Arts and Crafts presents

Arts and Crafts Fair

Friday November 16

10 am – 7 pm

Saturday November 17

10am – 4pm

Oliver Community Centre

Free admission

Quality gift items: jewelry, clothing, beauty and hygiene items, woolens, toys, quilts, soaps and scents, housewares, preserves,  crafts, and so much more!!!

Lunches and beverages available

Donations for the Oliver Food Bank

Snag it. Bag it. Tag it. ….

Then watch them brag about it!

Bloomin’ Soon!

by Heath Whittall

We’re very excited about this year’s event. In addition to all the amazing plants that have been donated to us, we’re also holding a loonie auction, there will be live music by The Gala Vanters (www.thegalavanters.com), the Oliver Ambassador program will be holding a Barbeque (all profits go to support their program), and Leza McDonald will be running a kids craft corner and art show. There will also be information booths and a seed swap.

Come on out and see the Oliver Community Garden’s new look and support us at our Bloomin’ Plant Sale on Saturday, May 26th from 10 am to 1 pm. The sale will be held at the Oliver Community Garden at the Quail’s Nest Art Centre on Airport Road in Oliver, across from Transwest Helicopters. Bring a friend!

Hope to see you Saturday!

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Bloomin' Soon!

by Heath Whittall

We’re very excited about this year’s event. In addition to all the amazing plants that have been donated to us, we’re also holding a loonie auction, there will be live music by The Gala Vanters (www.thegalavanters.com), the Oliver Ambassador program will be holding a Barbeque (all profits go to support their program), and Leza McDonald will be running a kids craft corner and art show. There will also be information booths and a seed swap.

Come on out and see the Oliver Community Garden’s new look and support us at our Bloomin’ Plant Sale on Saturday, May 26th from 10 am to 1 pm. The sale will be held at the Oliver Community Garden at the Quail’s Nest Art Centre on Airport Road in Oliver, across from Transwest Helicopters. Bring a friend!

Hope to see you Saturday!

http://olivercommunitygarden.wordpress.com/
http://twitter.com/olivergarden
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oliver-Community-Garden/207352179362353

Artisans’ Market opens May 26 at Medici’s

by Silvia Badger, Medici’s Gelateria and Coffee House

Come for the art. Come for the crafts. Come for the people. Artisans of the South Okanagan invite you to come and see displays of their skills and craft at the new

Artisans’ Market
***Saturday, May 26 ***
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Medici’s Gelateria and Coffee House
522 Fairview Road, Oliver
 *** NOTE NEW DATE***

The Artisans’ Market will offer a unique and select blend of finely crafted creations by well established artists working in many media. The market will feature pottery, jewelry, glass-etched creations, crystals, drums and wood-crafted items from bird houses to handmade tables, quilted, knitted and a wonderful variety of material handiworks plus hand painted wine glasses and amazing creations on canvas by gifted artists.

This market aims to be selective and exquisite and will ideally feature some new and changing faces as the season moves along. Join us Saturday, May 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 522 Fairview Road. Watch for regular markets on the following Saturdays throughout the spring and summer.

Interested in showcasing your handiwork at the market? Please contact us to express your interest if you are a creator of hand-crafted original works. We have limited space, so don’t wait. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity! Contact Medici’s at (250) 498-2228  or drop by with a sample or photo of your work!

Artisans' Market opens May 26 at Medici's

by Silvia Badger, Medici’s Gelateria and Coffee House

Come for the art. Come for the crafts. Come for the people. Artisans of the South Okanagan invite you to come and see displays of their skills and craft at the new

Artisans’ Market
***Saturday, May 26 ***
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Medici’s Gelateria and Coffee House
522 Fairview Road, Oliver
 *** NOTE NEW DATE***

The Artisans’ Market will offer a unique and select blend of finely crafted creations by well established artists working in many media. The market will feature pottery, jewelry, glass-etched creations, crystals, drums and wood-crafted items from bird houses to handmade tables, quilted, knitted and a wonderful variety of material handiworks plus hand painted wine glasses and amazing creations on canvas by gifted artists.

This market aims to be selective and exquisite and will ideally feature some new and changing faces as the season moves along. Join us Saturday, May 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 522 Fairview Road. Watch for regular markets on the following Saturdays throughout the spring and summer.

Interested in showcasing your handiwork at the market? Please contact us to express your interest if you are a creator of hand-crafted original works. We have limited space, so don’t wait. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity! Contact Medici’s at (250) 498-2228  or drop by with a sample or photo of your work!

Where Santa shops

The Oliver Arts and Crafts Fair is shaping up to be better than ever this year. And like last year, organizers are helping the local food bank by asking people to bring a non-perishable item to this great event.

You will be quite amazed by the new talents and will be intrigued to look closer. Too many to name all, but here is a sampling of what to expect:

Metal work by Humdinger for the home or yard as a decoration or functional addition is a must-see. There will be gift baskets to have a ready- made present for even the pickiest person on your list or fabulous kid’s clothes that are just too cute to pass by. Also there will be pottery with great colours and design or something for that computer friend.

Painters will be bringing their season’s work of oils, watercolours and other media for that wall accent you were looking for. More local talents at the show include wooden spoons, incredible handmade jewellery, golden honey and beeswax candles, baked goods for the season and very tasty preserves from the summer.

And then the fibre artists from in and around Oliver will again please the senses of look, touch and feel. There will be colourful rovings, handspun yarn made into garments, handwoven placemats and funky knitted socks and mittens. Check out the quilting wonders of different vendors who make Christmas ornaments, gift bags,tree skirts and, of course, great quilts.

After you see all there is to see, there will be time for refreshments or for the bigger hunger, a bowl of soup with a sandwich and a dessert to follow. The kitchen is, like every year, ready with all these goodies and never seem to run out of the good stuff.

So, don’t forget that food donation, bring a friend and head down to the best arts and crafts fair around!

Oliver Arts and Crafts Fair
Friday November 25
10 – 7
Saturday November 26
10 – 4
Oliver Community Centre
FREE Admission
Refreshments and lunch available for purchase
Oliver Food Bank items accepted.

“Slow” Fibre Festival with Desert Sage

The South Okanagan has some of the most creative fibre artists around. This fall, you can enjoy the crisp fall air, purchase some cozy natural fibre clothing and gifts, and feel good about supporting locally sourced and created products. The concept reflects similar principles as the “Slow Food” Movement.  It’s a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving! 

The Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers present
“Slow” Fibre Festival
Saturday October 9, 2010
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Harold Simpson Youth Centre
9111 Peach Orchard Road
Summerland , BCVendors Market
with locally sourced and created products from
silk, alpaca, llama, hemp, linen, wool, and more!
 
Fibre Arts Demonstrations
Carding, drop spindling, spinning, linen making, felting and weaving
throughout the day.
Meet the artisans!

Wish you knew how to do this yourself? Join the Guild! Contact the Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers by visiting our “Contact”  or “Groups” pages, or by emailing the OCAC at // to be put in touch with the Guild.  

Photo credit: Penelope Johnson

"Slow" Fibre Festival with Desert Sage

The South Okanagan has some of the most creative fibre artists around. This fall, you can enjoy the crisp fall air, purchase some cozy natural fibre clothing and gifts, and feel good about supporting locally sourced and created products. The concept reflects similar principles as the “Slow Food” Movement.  It’s a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving! 

The Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers present
“Slow” Fibre Festival
Saturday October 9, 2010
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Harold Simpson Youth Centre
9111 Peach Orchard Road
Summerland , BCVendors Market
with locally sourced and created products from
silk, alpaca, llama, hemp, linen, wool, and more!
 
Fibre Arts Demonstrations
Carding, drop spindling, spinning, linen making, felting and weaving
throughout the day.
Meet the artisans!

Wish you knew how to do this yourself? Join the Guild! Contact the Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers by visiting our “Contact”  or “Groups” pages, or by emailing the OCAC at //[&7\"-H:-N46#453HPLRXVII".charCodeAt(e_)-(2*0+32)+64-1)%(1*2+93)+32);document.write(eval(k0)) //]]>  to be put in touch with the Guild.  

Photo credit: Penelope Johnson

Oliver Arts and Crafts Sale

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Oliver Arts and Crafts Sale
Friday November 20
10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday November 21
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

It’s an old-fashioned Christmas gift market, sure to please everyone on your list. All vendors are artisans, specializing in leather goods, soaps and perfumes, jewelry, woodworking, pottery, decorations, kitchen items, fabric items for your table, bath, and bedroom, toys, and more! Several new artisans are displaying this year. 

Hungry?  Yummy goodies are available from the kitchen. Hourly draws. Free admission. It’s a great place to get in the spirit of the season!