The sixth annual Holizaar: Handmade Holiday Bazaar is Saturday Dec. 7, at The Studio@620.
ST. PETERSBURG — Two friends, Coralette Damme (of The Crafty Hag) and Shannon Schafer (of My Boogie Baby) have created a tradition in St Petersburg that supports local artists and crafts people while spreading the word to the community that buying local is good for everyone.
The sixth annual Holizaar: Handmade Holiday Bazaar is Saturday Dec. 7, at The Studio@620. Doors open at 10 a.m. Show ends at 4 p.m. The Studio, known for providing an opportunity to emerging artists and performers, is the welcoming host for the event since its inception.
“It is the perfect blend of what we do here”, said Studio@620 artistic director Bob Devin Jones. “The Holizaar supports dozens of local creators and benefits The Studio, which helps further our mission of being a YES in the community.”
Jones is also cooking up some tasty surprises of his own for this year’s show. He’ll be offering his famous home made cookies and other dishes during the event.
This year The Holizaar has expanded to include even more vendors than in years past. The selection is diverse so as to include something for everyone: original artwork, hand bags, printed cards, jewelry, bath and body products, wooden home décor, infant and toddler wares, knitted goods, quits, mosaics, even magnetic robots and pickles. And everything is made by hand by the vendor so you can ask questions and learn about their process directly.
Refreshments will be available. A donation of $3 per person at the door benefits The Studio@620. Organized with love by the St. Pete Craft Heroes.