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Chelsea area artisans to demonstrate work Saturday at Dexter Pioneer Arts Fair

Courtesy photo from a previous art fair.
Courtesy photo from a previous art fair.

There will be at least three Chelsea artisans demonstrating their talents Saturday, March 9 at the Dexter Pioneer Arts Fair sponsored by the Dexter Area Historical Society and Museum.

In its 40th year, all 55 artists demonstrate their traditional folk crafts – and, of all the art fairs that take place throughout the area, this one is my favorite.

It’s intimate and interesting, varied in price and offerings.

Among the Chelsea area artists exhibiting are Maryann Cubberly, who will have wood carvings, Marsi Darwin with stained and etched glass and Shirley Hoppe with her wheat weaving.

Where else can visitors find jewelry and stained glass, weaving and quilting, knitting and scrimshaw, pottery and felting, water colors and wood carving, spinning and canning and wheat weaving? Did I mention decorated eggs?

Plus, there’s a raffle with donated items such as a carved wooden bowl from Mac Buxton, a crocheted “Lord’s Prayer” tapestry from the Buxton family, a soap and oil’s basket from Cynthia High, and a stoneware pottery piece from Pam O’Hara.

There will be a craft art table for children, and a bake sale with homemade goodies and sandwiches.

All proceeds from the event support the work of the society and maintenance of the Dexter Area Historical Museum.

Admission is still only $3 for adults and 50 cents for students K-12, so you are also supporting a great cause.

For more information about the Pioneer Arts Fair or the Dexter Area Historical Society and Museum, please click here.

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