Monday, November 14, 2016

Holiday Crafterino 2016 is almost here!

The Petaluma Downtown Craft Mart presents its eighth annual “Holiday Crafterino” show, Sunday, November 27th from 11am to 4pm at the The Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building. Each year the show celebrates the best in local handmade crafts and gifts while raising funds to support Petaluma’s own COTS, Committee on the Shelterless. Here is where to find something for everyone on your holiday gift list! This much anticipated tradition has grown to become the premier local handmade event, filled to the brim with cheer and goodwill.

Initiated in 2009 by several crafty gals, the Petaluma Downtown Craft Mart continues to offer Sonoma County an unparalleled collection of hand made goods and wares. The Holiday Crafterino is a unique opportunity for shoppers to do good by supporting local organizations. For the eighth 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 storied Holiday Crafterino 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, Copperfields, Heebe Jeebes and iLeoni. All raffle ticket donations go to COTS. To date this event has raised nearly $12,000 for the charity and hopes to donate even more this year. For the first time, the event will be hosted on a Sunday so as to not conflict with Santa’s riverboat arrival Saturday. “The 2016 Holiday Crafterino will be are largest yet! The Petaluma Veterans Memorial Building’s two large auditoriums and lobby will be full of food, fair and fun. We will host 70 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 spices, art prints, jewelry and bath products to clothing, ceramics and more. Some of our fabulous vendors included Bird vs. Bird, Ricky Watts, 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.

The Petaluma Downtown Craft Mart is organized by a group of local artisans: Nicole Pacheco of StitchCraft, Melissa Abercrombie of Blue Ribbon Salvage, Tami Lovett-Brumfeld of The Felt Baron, and Alice Kelzer of Alice Frost Studio. Shopping local is fun and convenient at this one stop holiday shopping experience!

Admission: $1 donation
Free Parking
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