For those who like to give an original gift to those on their Christmas shopping list, the 9th Annual Gifted Winter Art Market will return this weekend.
“We have a full slate of 35 local creators who will have their best available for you to get a kick-start on your holiday shopping,” said City Curator and Arts Coordinator with the Weyburn Arts Council, Regan Lanning.
She said everything at the market will be handmade, and for good reason.
“There will be no MLMs. There will be no Tupperware,” she noted. “It's really hard for artists to compete against that kind of stuff. So with our Gifted market, it is 100 percent handmade by predominantly locals.”
Lanning said the wares travelling the farthest will be coming from Regina.
Entry to the sale, she shared, is based on donations.
“We really strive hard, with the Arts Council being a non profit ,to keep accessibility open. We charge $50 for participation in our market, which is, I believe, one of the lowest,” she explained. “We have admission by donation at the door, so if you need all your money for presents, then we're not going to bar you entry.”
Lanning shared that the Gifted winter market is her favourite event of the year.
Some local non-profits are also going to be there to join in on the festivities.
“We also have the Humane Society coming, and they'll be doing gift-wrapping as well as having some baked goods available for sale,” she said. “The Weyburn Public Library will be there with a craft station for littles, so if you can't go to the babysitter and you need to bring your littles, they can do a craft while you peruse the wares.”
The Gifted Winter Art Market will be held this Saturday, November 12th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Cugnet Centre.
Find more details, including a vendor floor map, HERE.