Island Artisan Holiday Market

Posted November 16, 2016 at 4:44 pm by

A painting by past scholarship recipient Will Kromer

A paint­ing by past schol­ar­ship recip­i­ent Will Kromer

Will Kromer's thank you to Island Artisans

Will Kromer’s “thank you” to Island Artisans

Island Arti­san Lau­ren Jaw­er gives a bit of back­ground and invites you to this pop­u­lar island event…

In Dr. Suess’, Hor­ton Hears A Who, a world exists with­in a world that only Hor­ton can hear with his attuned ele­phant ears. On our ten­der SJI their exists a low pro­file group that works year round in order to fund and acknowl­edge our island’s moti­vat­ed High School seniors with col­lege schol­ar­ship monies aver­ag­ing $10,000 a year.

We are the Island Arti­sans and we are here. We have been here for 38 years.

We bring you the Hol­i­day Mar­ket dur­ing Thanks­giv­ing week­end at the ele­men­tary school.

This year the Hol­i­day Mar­ket board is beside our­selves with glee that we have over 65 impres­sive­ly diverse and tal­ent­ed arti­san ven­dors who are work­ing tire­less­ly to cre­ate visu­al, func­tion­al and culi­nary offer­ing help­ing to ush­er in a hol­i­day spir­it. Pur­chas­es from these ven­dors is the pri­ma­ry fundrais­ing tool for our schol­ar­ships. Each Arti­san pays a $50.00 booth fee and returns 10% of their gross sales to our coffers.

Mach'tamr, a drawing by Ellery von Dassow, past scholarship recipient

Mach’­tamr, a draw­ing by Ellery von Das­sow, past schol­ar­ship recipient

Many of you attend and unknow­ing­ly are con­tribut­ing to the scholarships.

As anoth­er way to shout out, blow horns and be heard we are excit­ed to announce that San­ta will be vis­it­ing us for fam­i­ly pic­tures with their PETS! Yes, I said Pets. Bring your pooch and your phones to cap­ture this year’s moments at the market.

Alaina Schef­fer, a tal­ent­ed recip­i­ent of our IA Schol­ar­ship will be offer­ing Hol­i­day Face Paint­ing.

BB King, a drawing by Alaina Scheffer, past scholarship recipient

BB King, a draw­ing by Alaina Schef­fer, past schol­ar­ship recipient

Pael­la San Juan will be prepar­ing authen­tic Span­ish food as a way to refresh your Thanks­giv­ing palate and reminds us that our island hails from a Span­ish name.

Our hopes are that with your under­stand­ing the full reach of sup­port­ing our island Arti­sans at the mar­ket, which in turn sup­ports our island stu­dents, that you come full cir­cle in the rich com­mu­ni­ty sup­port that is so dear to life in our islands and gives an even warmer mean­ing to the holidays.

Hap­py Hol­i­days from The Island Arti­san Board, Ven­dors and Schol­ar­ship recipients.

  • When - Fri­day Nov. 25 ‚10–5
    Sat­ur­day Nov. 26,10–4
  • High­lights - San­ta, Fam­i­ly and Pet Self­ies Fri­day 2–4pm
    Sat­ur­day 1–3pm
  • Face Paint­ing - Fri­day 1–5pm
    Sat­ur­day 12–4pm

Like us on Face­book — 38th Annu­al “Island Arti­san Hol­i­day Market”

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