Community center craft fair |

Community center craft fair

STINA SIEGGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

For the 14th year, Charity Crafts, a non-profit art guild, will bring its holiday fair to Glenwood Springs. The two-day event will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfson Road.”It harkens back to a simpler time,” said Kevin VanGundy, executive director of the guild. Since being involved with the organization for 25 years, he said he’s seen a shift in the craft world. While most people seem to love the look of locally handcrafted work, fewer artisans are taking the time to sew quilts, bead necklaces or knit scarves. In response, he said, the goal of the guild is to encourage people to make things and sell them. “When someone buys your art from you, it encourages you to do more of it,” he said.Every year, the guild gives free booth space to young artists and students of all ages, and offers reduced fees to vendors who create the majority of their wares. VanGundy expects more than 1,000 people to peruse the 30 booths, with vendors from three states and several counties throughout Colorado. Door prizes, food and music will be available. Admission is free of charge.

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