Artisans Holliday Faire set for upcoming weekend

The 10th annual Artisans’ Holiday Faire will return to Cave Junction Dec. 10 and 11 at the Lorna Byrne Middle School gym.
“We’re very excited to be hosting this fun and free event again,” stated Illinois River Valley Arts Council president Judy Hoyle. “It’s become a big holiday milestone for many. An important part of our mission is sponsoring art activities for our community. Folks expect the Arts Council to put on a great holiday show and I know they won’t be disappointed.”
Hoyle emphasized that COVID protocols will be observed but masks will not be mandatory.
Thirty vendor booths will offer everything from stocking stuffers to clothing, food, jewelry and unique hand crafted gifts. The event also features live music with Kris Wildman singing holiday favorites accompanied by Nancy Lewis on piano, starting 11 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
The rest of Saturday’s lineup includes Ross Welcome on guitar singing with Linda Marshall midday and George Leverett playing the harp in the afternoon. The day ends with Latin American music performed by Ela, Michel and Tim.
On Sunday, Terry Davis will play acoustic guitar midday and the I.V. High School band will perform at 2 p.m. to round out the festivities.
Holiday Faire artisans will include Connie Blakely’s utilitarian ceramics, Roxanna Chestney’s popular scrubbies and hand beaded bracelets, Joyce Dodson’s multimedia wearable art and the well-known Kendall Art Glass.
Rebecca Pearson’s collaged ornaments and fiber art by Isabel Gaige and Trudy Stehlin will be displayed together. Iris Chinook will offer embellished clothing and hand-spun yarn and Laurel Glenn’s beadwork honors Native American designs.
Stitchery artisans include Billie Jared and Pat Lydick’s kitchen linens, Nanette Latimer’s quilted throws and Jill Gruenberg’s potholders and pillows.
Food booths include Western Star Order of Eastern Star’s “cookies by the pound” and Donna Smith’s blue ribbon winning jams, sauces and cheesecakes.
New to the Faire will be Bobbie Blakely’s precious metal jewelry, Shannon Dillon’s Gypsy Bee Farms body products, Donalee Hyland’s embroidered totes and pillows, Tonda Redel’s hand woven reed baskets and Karen Haban’s decorative glass and garden art.
Selections of Charlotte Gill’s intricate burned wood beads and wall hangings, Robin Jackson’s Advent calendars and holiday décor and Brandy Williams’ Lone Mountain Candles all celebrate the season.
Other gift items include Sandy Brierty’s seasonings and personal care products, Connie Aldrich’s handmade copper jewelry, Erica Bartoli’s calendars and journal supplies and Jacquie Bawens’ beaded hair sticks, combs and sun catchers. Robert Peterson’s “Oregon Rocks” features one of a kind gemstone necklaces.
Once again Devon DeNoon will be printing and selling 3-D lighted orbs and spinning tops as a fundraiser for the classes he teaches after school at LBMS and the Cave Junction branch of Josephine Community Library during summer and winter break. DeNoon will demonstrate 3-D process with custom orders.
As a fundraiser for Learning Through Arts, their public school service program, IRVAC will be selling refreshments including baked goods, hot and cold drinks, soups, and grilled cheese sandwiches.
There will be a free kids’ activity table, a gift raffle and audience participation caroling each day.
Faire hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Lorna Byrne Middle School is located at 101 S. Junction at Lister in Cave Junction.
IRVAC, a nonprofit public benefit organization, can be reached at 541-592-4444. For Faire information contact cjartwalk@gmail.com or call 541-218-8501.