Erie's Guild of Craftsmen Craft Show a 'Shop Local' Wonderland
Saturday, Oct. 20 - 21
Erie's own Guild of Craftsmen was founded nearly 70 years ago, when the first meeting of crafters was held in Edinboro. Since then, it has promoted and spread an appreciation for the handcrafted in the community, thanks in part to its annual Craft Show, continuing to thrive in its 45th year. Held at the Zem Zem Shrine Club and benefiting a local charity each year, this show will have an ample selection of hand-wrought jewelry, art, purses, home decor and so much more.
In addition to the crafted goods for sale, the event will feature live demonstrations of knitting, crocheting, sewing, painting, embossing and piecing for quilts and paper-making, plus an auction, a seed flowers workshop, and a children's activity area.
This is also a fantastic opportunity to connect with crafters who do custom work, like sewing, quilting and repairs (the holiday season is right around the corner!).
While only some of the vendors consider their craft a business — and these small business proprietors deserve all the support we have to give! — the love and the passion inherent in this vast collection of small-batch crafts makes the Guild of Craftsmen craft show a must for local shoppers. — Cara Suppa
Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. // 2525 W 38th St // General Admission: $3; Children under 12: Free // erieguildofcraftsmen.com