Anniversaries such as the Northborough Art Guild's 50th, which is this year.
Saturday's craft fair is the latest event in the nonprofit group's milestone year. The fair is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Peaslee Elementary School, 31 Maple St. Admission is $1.
we have crafters selling hand-made pottery, glass blocks and bottles, wreaths
and one who canes and refinishes antique rockers and chairs," events planner Ellen Racine said.
"Several artists will offer their original
artwork, prints and greeting cards.
Many of our repeat dealers provide jewelry, holiday items, quilting,
sewing, knitting, felting, etc. We have
a great snack bar and bake table that’s always a hit."
This interview was conducted by e-mail.
What were the special events for the 50th anniversary?
Our annual art show in June this year was a juried show with cash prizes. Our shows are usually open to anyone. We also raffled off three paintings donated by members at the show and this summer we had an outdoor painting session.
How did the Fair start?
The Art Guild was founded in 1963 from an adult education art class. They enjoyed it so much they wanted to continue and formed the Northborough Art Guild. George Carpenter of Northborough was the art teacher. Members started having an art show every year and soon included a craft fair as new members devoted to crafts joined the organization.
How has the fair evolved over the years?
The Fair has remained fairly consistent with long time dedicate members. It has shifted from time to time from mostly fine artists, to mostly crafters and now it seems to have come back to artists and painters as new ones join. Our monthly meetings with guest artists draws about 30 to 40 people.
What will people enjoy most about this year’s Fair?
It’s a friendly group, and it’s affordable.