Held on the second full weekend of November, the Christmas in Paris Arts & Craft Show & Sale is one of Brant's signature Marquee events and marks the beginning of the festive season for many. Affectionately known as “Canada’s Prettiest Little Town”, Paris warmly welcomes thousands of visitors who are eager to purchase unique one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts.
This year, the 27th Annual juried show will display the work of over 30 local area artists and crafters, all of which are members of the Kindred Spirits Artisans of Paris. Artists work year-round to create new pieces and bring with them a plethora of items for display and still manage to sell-out—so plan your shopping wisely! Their unique talents range from creating pottery pieces, various sized quilts, fabric art pieces, felted art and wearables, chalk art, mixed media, watercolour, acrylic, and pastel paintings in all shapes and sizes, fused glass, beaded and Swarovski jewellery, gourd art that can sound like "thunder," soap products and silk scarves, among many other offerings. Many items are even themed for the holiday season. A selection of delicious baked goods and preserves are also available and very popular – be sure to arrive early, as these too sell out fast!
This year, the highly anticipated event will be held over three days at Syl Apps Community Centre, 51 William Street, in Paris. Join us on:
Friday, November 9th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 10th, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 11th, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
A toonie ($2.00) allows entry to this highly anticipated Christmas event. Come and join the fun from November 9th to 11th and help celebrate 27 years of inspiration, creativity and holiday cheer!
Click to visit the Christmas in Paris website or their Facebook page to start planning!
The mandate of Kindred Spirits Artisans of Paris is to encourage and support the creative arts in the town of Paris. Proceeds from this weekend's admission go to further the arts in Paris, provide bursaries to high school graduates pursuing a degree in the arts and sponsor awards for artists exhibiting at the Paris Fair.
Banner photo features the artwork "Church" by Shirley Ann Barber