Catholic Transcript Magazine of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford Connecticut

Sunday, June 24, 2018

craftfair men

WEST HARTFORD – Fifty juried artisans will present their goods at a festival and marketplace scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 14 and from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Church of St. Peter Claver, 47 Pleasant St.

The variety of handcrafted goods will include pottery; metal, glass and wood items; jewelry; photography; painting; dried flowers; soaps; and candles. Fiber arts (new, vintage and “up-cycled”) will include hand knits, weaving, felted wool, alpaca, quilting, screen printing, tie dye, hand bags, and accessories.

Local farm and gourmet food purveyors will offer jams, pickles, honey, maple syrup, cookies, candy, gluten-free treats and more.

The festivities also will include live acoustic music, a café with homemade soups and baked goods, chair massage, live alpacas to pet and a teacup auction of handcrafted items donated by each artisan.

The event is open to the public; parking and admission will be free. 

Proceeds will benefit Medical Aid to Haiti (MATH), a charitable organization that provides primary medical care to over 10,000 people a year via a mobile clinic.  All care is provided by Haitian doctors and nurses.  MATH envisions a Haitian society that is able to provide desperately needed primary medical care for its own people. 

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