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December 3rd, 2012 · No Comments

First Huron Artisans Fair took place on Nov. 17

By Jacqueline Schifano

The event, organized by Leigh Chestnuthall and members of St. Thomas’ Anglican Church spent a beautiful Saturday appreciating and acquiring some of the great work by the artists within the Huron Street community.

“I’ve been wanting to do this for years,” said Chestnuthall, “because we do live in a community of artisans and some of them don’t even know each other and so it would be wonderful to have them all together and have the whole community come and see what they do.”

The event included works by local painters, a potter, a jewelry maker, fabric and print artists and more.

Patrons were also treated to live musical performances throughout the event.

Despite the apparent success of the event, Chestnuthall said this fair will likely be the only one.

“A lot of our artists are not producing anymore or retired. Two of our artists are just showing today, and not selling,” she said.

Despite the uncertain future of a second Huron Artisans Fair, the event was a great way to get in a little early holiday shopping and spend a Saturday afternoon.

A portion of the proceeds from the event went to support St. Thomas’ church’s Out of the Cold program.

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