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Shepherdstown maintains creative arts and crafts scene

By Staff | Sep 30, 2016

Shepherdstown and the surrounding area, is a source of inspiration for the many creative people who live here. It’s the sort of place where people can find a true sense of community.

Downtown German Street is known for being hip, artsy and energetic with inviting little shops, eateries and rich history. Shepherdstown also hosts a variety of outdoor events, festivals, music, dance and a multitude of arts and crafts shows that pop up year round.

This weekend, discover for yourself this areas heritage of creative art, craft and design at the Shepherdstown Community Club’s 1stWeekend Handmade Market.

Local and regional artists, artisans and designers will meet this Saturday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the War Memorial Building, 102 E. German Street to sell their quality handmade creations. There is always free admission.

This delightfully curated pop-up market will feature the works of Linda Slothower (felted purses, knit scarves, headbands), Mud Peddler Studio (functional and whimsical pottery, home decor), Happy Cat Glass (stained glass panels, suncatchers and home dcor) Nature’s Inspirations (statement jewelry made with fair-trade components), Linda L. Steg (Christmas stockings and seasonal items), Julia Springer Convergent Media Art (digitally manipulated photography, mugs, water bottles, cutting boards and home decor), Precious Metalz (sterling silver, metal and stone jewelry), Raising Cane – Chairs by Geary (refurbished wood and caned chairs), Kem Garden (windchimes, suncatchers and wire art from recycled materials, dried flower art), Cook 2 Mantras (fine art, acrylic paintings), Toni Kay and Michael Dye (wildlife art, handpainted feathers, carved wood figurines and wizard wands), and Creative Art and Soul (electroformed copper and crystal jewelry).

For more information, visit the Shepherdstown Community Club Handmade Market Facebook page at facebook.com/SCC HandmadeMarket. Unsure where to park? Visit www.shepherdstown.us/ for a full description and maps to parking options in Shepherdstown.

The Handmade Market is sponsored by the Shepherdstown Community Club (SCC), a non-profit community organization of men and women founded in 1945 (formerly known as the Men’s Club). Monies collected from sellers’ space fees go towards the maintenance and operation of the historic War Memorial Building, an important civic and community hub in downtown Shepherdstown, and the 21-acre public access Morgan’s Grove Park.