ST. JOHNSBURY CENTER – The Burklyn Arts Council is pleased to announce a number of new changes to its popular holiday annual crafts fair. In addition to the event moving to the Catamount Arts ArtPort in the Green Mountain Mall in St. Johnsbury Center, the fair will be held on one day, Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The council’s move to the ArtPort, located at 2000 Memorial Drive, further forges a long partnership with fellow arts organization, Catamount Arts, while making the event more accessible to patrons visiting the fair, offering more parking and easier access to the building.
This year’s event, the 54th year of the fair, features more than 40 artists offering crafted jewelry, woodworking, pottery, holiday-themed items, soaps, candles and much more. A complete list of the fair artists from throughout Vermont can be found on the Burklyn Arts Council Facebook page and web site, www.burklyn-arts.org.
The Burklyn Arts Holiday Fair has always been one of the most anticipated festivals of the holiday season, as it draws juried vendors from all over northern Vermont and New Hampshire and features musical entertainment, children’s activities and a variety of homemade foods and baked items. The juried element of the fair is important because it has ensured a continuing reputation for high quality and craftsmanship over the many years of the festivals.
All profits from the event go towards supporting grants and scholarships for the arts in the schools and communities within the Kingdom East Unified School District, allowing limited art-education dollars to go that much further. The Burklyn board has already started preparations for the summer fair in 2024, which will be held on Saturday, July 6, in Bandstand Park in Lyndonville.
Burklyn is an all-volunteer organization with no paid employees. For more information on the fair or to become a vendor in the future, contact [email protected] or check out the organization’s Facebook page or web site.