The Petaluma Downtown Craft Mart presents its seventh annual “Holiday Crafterino” show, Saturday, November 28th from 11am to 4pm at the The Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building. The show brings together the best in local handmade crafts and gifts while raising funds to support Petaluma’s own COTS, Committee on the Shelterless. You’ll definitely be able to find something for everyone on your holiday gift list! The Holiday Crafterino has grown to become a much anticipated local tradition full of goodwill and cheer.
Initiated in 2009 by several crafty gals, the Petaluma Downtown Craft Mart continues to offer Sonoma County a fresh collection of hand made products and the opportunity to shop local talent. The Holiday Crafterino is the perfect opportunity for shoppers to do good by supporting local organizations. For the seventh year in a row, the event will raise funds for COTS, the local homeless service provider in Petaluma. COTS offers help and hope to the homeless population by providing safe shelter and housing, teaching financial literacy, case management, positive parenting classes, work-force preparedness, and helping people get back under a roof of their own. Additionally, COTS provides 124,000 hot meals and over 750,000 pounds of food delivered to those most in need within our community annually.
The Holiday Crafterino’s much celebrated raffle is not to be missed. Local business owners spread the Holiday cheer by donating to the hourly raffle baskets which are chock full of local treasures and services from shops including StitchCraft and iLeoni. All raffle ticket donations go to COTS. To date this event has raised nearly $10,000 for the charity and hopes to donate even more this year. Saturday November 28th is also Small Business Saturday, this event is your perfect opportunity to support your neighborhood businesses and makers.
“The 2015 Holiday Crafterino will be bigger and better than ever before as we expand to fill The Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building’s two large auditoriums. We will host 60 well curated vendors and feature yummy local food trucks to help fuel the shopping frenzy,” shared organizer Melissa Abercrombie. Vendors will be selling everything from jewelry and bath products to clothing, art, ceramics and more. Some of our fabulous vendors included Bird vs. Bird, Bug Under Glass, Sonoma Spice Queen, Cookie and the Dude, and Griffin Map Design. The first 100 attendees will receive a fabulous and reusable silk-screened gift bag stuffed with goodies from local artists and businesses. Face painting and adoptable kittens will be featured in the lobby!
The Petaluma Downtown Craft Mart is organized by a group of local artisans: Nicole Vasbinder of StitchCraft, Melissa Abercrombie of Blue Ribbon Salvage, Tami Lovett-Brumfeld of The Felt Baron, Samantha Barsky of note•ify and Alice Kelzer of Alice Frost Studio. Shopping local is fun and convenient at this one stop holiday shopping experience!
Admission: $1 donation