From the start, the bazaar has been organized, organized and promoted by Melissa Eggler. She is the artist behind Don’t judge a Recycled Creations book, creating everything from colorful crochet mandalas to sea glass art.
Eggler said she created the bazaar because she wanted to celebrate the creativity of her community and also wanted to provide a place where people can buy locally made and handcrafted items. One of the most unique aspects of UU Handcrafted Bazaar is its variety.
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âThere is such a huge selection of different creations at UU Craft Bazaar,â said Eggler, âfrom pottery to bead jewelry, recycled mittens, encaustic art, acrylic paints, creations. wood, sea glass treasures and more. “
The bazaar takes place outside in the First Unitarian Universalist parking lot. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 2. In case of bad weather, the bazaar will be postponed until October 9.
This is the second year that the bazaar has been held outdoors, in order to keep it operating during the pandemic. One of the advantages is that it allows more space to accommodate even more local artists.
In addition to the bazaar’s many handcrafted creations, it will also feature food options from the Taco Lab, Roasted Bliss Bakery, Carroll’s Corn, Blue Duck Truck.
As well as adding around 20 new artists this year, the bazaar also has a few other new features. From now on, disabled parking will be offered right next to the bazaar, and there will be portable toilets for shoppers throughout the day.
Eggler said she enjoys bringing artists together to celebrate their work and build community. She wants the main focus of the bazaar to be the artists and their creative process.
âI know how hard it is to bring your art into the world for everyone to judge,â she said. “I want this event to be a safe space for our artists where they can show their work and know that they will be appreciated for whatever they create.”
If you are going to
What: The UU Handicraft Bazaar
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 2 (October 9 is the rainy date)
Or: First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1727 Walden Lane SW, Rochester
Cost: To free