Wednesday, October 29, 2008

CRAFT SHOW: The Maker's Hand, Picton (October 31-Nov 2)

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For three days only - 25 hours to be exact - the Community Centre in Picton, Prince Edward County, will be transformed into a colourful, bustling marketplace of internationally renowned artisans.

For those looking for unique holiday gifts and affordable original art created by local Canadian artists, the place to be is The Maker's Hand show in Prince Edward County October 31 to November 2. Come and experience a truly inspiring and creative show.

Five years ago, some of Eastern Ontario's finest artisans got together to create a new regional "one of a kind" show of truly international calibre. Buyers and browsers flocked to that first show, and have been coming back each year to buy stunning, original gifts direct from the artists that made them. The 2008 The Maker's Hand Show & Sale features 40 eclectic artisans and 1,001 beautiful things.

This year's show features creations such as funky, hand-made clothing, unique jewellery, toys, handmade books, paper mache, beautiful brooms, incredible beadwork, unique hand-made patch pillows and mind-blowing metal works. Our artisans work in such media as clay and glass, photography, wood, metal, fibre art, and so much more. Browse The Maker's Hand, meet our artists and buy a truly original gift from those who dream, design and make their art by hand.

Visitors to Prince Edward County talk about the warm welcome and friendliness they find here. If you've never been, take this opportunity to discover The County and its comfortable bed-and-breakfasts, country inns, wineries, artist studios and excellent restaurants. A quiet country drive to leisurely browse beautiful and affordable original works at The Maker's Hand makes a great change from hectic holiday shopping in the city. Check out for information on accommodations, and take a virtual browse of The Maker's Hand artists.

What: The Maker's Hand Show and Sale 40 fabulous artisans - 1,001 beautiful things.

Where: Picton Fairgrounds, 375 Main St. East, Picton, Prince Edward County

When: Friday, October 31, Saturday, November 1 and Sunday, November 2, 10am to 5pm Daily.

There is a one time $5.00 admission to the show.

The Maker's Hand is a Prince Edward County Arts Council event supported by Mathers Law Office, Bev Skidmore - Century 21 Lanthorne Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage, Scotiabank - Picton Branch. The Prince Edward County Arts Council is supported by the Ontario Arts Council and The Ontario Trillium Foundation.

The Maker's Hand is happy to support The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary as our charity for 2008.

For more information on The Maker's Hand visit

or by telephone 613 476 4811 or email


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