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.

Oliver Arts and Crafts Sale – November 25 & 26

What is Christmas without Oliver’s biggest seasonal shopping event?

This is such a great place to do all your Christmas shopping at once. And everything for sale has a local, handcrafted, cozy “made-just-for-you” feel, without compromising on quality. Quilts, cozy weaves, crisp linens, clothing, soaps and lotions, toys, preserves, woodwork, ceramics, jewellery, and much more.

Come “window” shopping — there’s so much to see! But you’ll want to bring your wallet because you’re guaranteed to find something you love! The yummy soups, sandwiches and desserts available from the kitchen alone are worth the visit!

Oliver Arts and Crafts Sale – November 25 & 26

What is Christmas without Oliver’s biggest seasonal shopping event?

This is such a great place to do all your Christmas shopping at once. And everything for sale has a local, handcrafted, cozy “made-just-for-you” feel, without compromising on quality. Quilts, cozy weaves, crisp linens, clothing, soaps and lotions, toys, preserves, woodwork, ceramics, jewellery, and much more.

Come “window” shopping — there’s so much to see! But you’ll want to bring your wallet because you’re guaranteed to find something you love! The yummy soups, sandwiches and desserts available from the kitchen alone are worth the visit!

Surfing in December!? Catch the Wave to these Sites

Who says it’s too cold to surf? Put on your suntan lotion, shades, and Bermuda shorts, and get set to “hang ten” by web surfing to our member sites:

Have you visited some of our member group websites? A new one has just been created for the Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers.

http://southokanaganslowfibrefestival.weebly.com/

It features the Slow Fibre Festival, but has a section devoted to the Desert Sage Spinners and Weavers. Great sheep photos! 

Two more member groups with their own websites:

Federation of Canadian Artists: http://southokanaganslowfibrefestival.weebly.com/

Oliver and District Heritage Society:  http://www.olivermuseum.ca/

Pick up some great gift ideas from our business members too. They are listed under the blogroll at right.  

Check out the 19th Hole B&B http://www.19thholebandb.com/  and Oliver House B&B http://home.cablerocket.com/~oliverhouse/  and ask for some “getaway” gift certificates.

Paw Prints Studio and Gallery http://artofjohnsalsnek.com/, Handworks Gallery http://www.handworksgalleryonline.ca/, and Twin Lakes Encaustic http://www.encaustic.ca/ have some terrific local and BC art.  Many items for gift giving in all budgets.

Nothing says Christmas like jewelry. Nature’s Elements Jewelry has some fantastic photos of their designs. http://natureselementsjewelry.webs.com/ Absolutely sparkling!  There’s also some cool steampunk jewelry for teens in your life.

At Lauralee’s Treasure Cellar http://www.sochamber.ca/retail/shopping/artists_and_art_supplies/listing_367.html  you will find beads and notions to make your own jewelry or to give as gifts to the crafter in your life. 

Digipic Productions (Russell Work) has the perfect Oliver landscape prints for sale. Put the Okanagan on your wall.  http://www.russellwork.com/photography/

Robot Leather Shop has awesome masks, belts, purses, and other leather items. Check them out on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=wall&gid=192442397351

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Something Under the Tree for You!

The 34th Annual
Oliver Arts & Crafts Sale
Friday, November 19
10 am – 8 pm 
Saturday November 20 
10 am – 4 pm 
Oliver Community Centre
Concession: delicious soups, sandwiches,  desserts
Admission is FREE!
Donations for the Oliver Food Bank are welcome.

 

You sure don’t want to miss this popular kick-off to Christmas gift-giving. Expect quality hand-crafted items including clothing, linens, preserves, jewelry, leather goods, children’s toys, personal care items, home decor, artwork, and much more!  You’ll have Christmas all wrapped up at this one-stop shopping event.