Our October events this month include the Wednesday Night Market at Alliance for the Arts, a candy corn craft project at Sanibel Public Library, Fall Festival at Edison Ford Winter Estates, and the Sanibel Community House Arts & Crafts Fair! Learn more on our local event page.
On Patreon this month, we will be releasing our next digital zine! This one will be themed Halloween Nights.
On Instagram, Melissa is releasing new art/sketches for the 2023 Drawtober art challenge.
Photo above: a very stylish shell we found a few months ago
Fine art, handcrafted accessories and gifts, books, greeting cards, jewelry, tropical decor, delicious baked goods, and more available at Sanibel Community House Arts & Crafts Fair, October 29, 2023.
Sanibel Island, Florida - The Sanibel Community House will host an Arts & Crafts Fair on October 29, 2023. Shoppers will find fine art, handcrafted accessories, gifts, books, greeting cards, jewelry, shell crafts, tropical decor, and delicious baked goods from over 25 artists and makers. This free event takes place from 9 AM - 2 PM, indoors at The Community House, 2173 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, Florida. The Community House will be hosting artists and makers monthly, from October through April.
Participating artists and makers for October 29th include:
Virginia Alden - resin art
Leslie Angel - jewelry, artwork and baskets
Mara Balodis - original art
Melissa Beeck - resin decor
Paulette Boudreau - original paintings
Steve Canton - baked goods
Renee Chastant - watercolor art
Gina Cotter - shadow boxes and jewelry
JoAnn Crag - glass art on canvas
Jayne Crowell - handmade jewelry and purses
Clarice Fagin - stained glass
Guna Foraker - children's bows and ornaments
Mike Gibson - fine jewelry
Melissa & Matt Gindling - original illustrations
Vivian Kearney - watercolor art
Jill Keenley - pottery
Salli Kirkland - crafts and culinary
Jill Krummen - seaglass and beaded jewelry
Trish Logan - handmade jewelry
Christine Marshall - handcrafted night lights
Nancy Rector - beaded jewelry
Patty Rusch - handmade bags and painted jackets
Lauren Sandler - beaded jewelry and handmade decor
Perky Smoot - sea glass jewelry
Jim & Patty Sprankle - porcelain creations
Arlene Stigum - original oil paintings
Lynn Walters - seashell decorations
Sanibel Shellcrafters - original shell crafts
Since 1927, The Community House has served as the gathering place of the islands. Many social organizations, civic groups, and clubs that first found a home here at The Community House are still here to this day. The Sanibel Community Association (SCA) is an independent nonprofit organization that operates “The Community House,” which not only serves as an event location but also offers rental space.
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