Get a start on your holiday shopping and enjoy a satisfying meal at the Krasl Art Center’s Artisan Market and Soup’s On fundraiser November 7-13, 2014. The Artisan Market is a fine craft show held each autumn in the galleries of the Krasl Art Center. Guests will be welcomed with a piping hot cup of cider and personal shoppers will be on hand to help select the perfect handmade items for loved ones and friends. Giftables from regional artists include jewelry, ceramics, apparel, holiday decorations and more.
The Artisan Market kicks off with its “Puttin’ on the Ritz” Premiere Party Friday, November 7 from 6-8 pm. Attendees will have the first opportunity to view and purchase unique gifts for family and friends, be entertained 1930’s style and enjoy wine by Lemon Creek winery, beer by Tapistry Brewing and appetizers. A costume contest will be held for those who would like to dress in fashions from the 1930’s with special prizes awarded to the best costumes. The cost to attend the Premiere Party is $25 per person and may be purchased at krasl.org or at the event.
Shop Saturday through Thursday from 10 am to 4 pm. Personal shoppers will be available to help patrons with their purchase and a wish list service is available to let loved ones know what patrons would like for a gift. The Artisan Market will be open until 8 pm Tuesday and will feature complimentary wine, beer, light appetizers and entertainment throughout the evening for the enjoyment of shoppers. Daily shopping and Tuesday evening shopping are free and open to the public.
Enjoy a satisfying meal and shop for artist made giftables at the Soup’s On luncheon to be held 11:00 am to 1:30 pm Monday, November 10 through Thursday, November 13 during Artisan Market. The cost for a single bowl or 3-cup sampler, bread, drink and apple is $7 per person. Dessert is available for $2 each. Patrons may support the Krasl Art Center by purchasing a special “Dine, Dessert & Donate” package for $10 which includes the meal, one dessert and a $1 donation to the Krasl Art Center. “Celebrity” servers will dish soup during Soup’s On. Monday’s servers will be the Krasl Art Center Staff, Tuesday will be the Krasl Art Center Board of Directors, Wednesday will be employees from Edgewater Bank, and Thursday will be students from the Culinary Arts program at Lake Michigan College.
About the Artisan Market
The Artisan Market is the Krasl Art Center’s annual fall fundraiser and one of southwest Michigan’s finest craft shows. Artists must apply to the market and are accepted on the quality of their work as well as their media category to ensure a broad range of exceptional and unique handmade giftables. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Krasl Art Center’s education and outreach programs. Artisan Market is sponsored by Biggby of St. Joseph, Edgewater Bank, Edible Michiana, Lake Michigan College Conference & Event Services.