The Edina Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its first pop-up holiday craft show and book bazaar on December 3 at the Edina Senior Center.
Nicole Gorman, recreation supervisor for Edina Parks and Recreation, has put together similar events for other cities in the past, and she thought creating an event to celebrate local artists and crafters, just in time for holiday shopping, would do well in Edina.
The craft show will feature at least 25 local vendors selling art and crafts of all sizes and mediums, with vendors set up throughout the senior center. Gorman says there will be “water color prints and illustrations, crafts and sculptures, pottery, jewelry, wood turning,” and so much more. One vendor will even be selling custom family tree art for one-of-a-kind gifts. “There’s quite a wide variety,” says Gorman.
The book bazaar, held in the Sherwood Room in the Edina Senior Center, will offer secondhand books for sale—both for reading and for crafting purposes. “A lot of crafters will take old books that would otherwise be recycled or thrown away, and they’ll create art out of the book pages,” Gorman says. This portion of the event will be hosted by the Friends of the Edina Library, which will keep all proceeds from book sales
All ages. Free. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Edina Senior Center, 5280 Grandview Square Suite 101; 952.826.0367; edinamn.gov