November 8 & 9, 2014 – Lancaster, PA
A Deeper Connection. Meet the Artists.
Why buy handmade craft? Does it matter whether you meet the person who makes your mugs? Can craft change your relationship to the world?
John Sterling, one of nearly 120 members of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen exhibiting November 8 & 9 at the Lancaster County Convention Center, knows that handmade matters. “I believe your furniture should be a beautiful work of art that connects you to nature and to the future generations that will inherit your investment,” he says.
“Fine craft demands that we slow down and look at it carefully to appreciate the workmanship and vision that went into it,” says Brandi Clark, executive director of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. “That’s a kind of connection that’s hard to find in a fast-paced world.”
Alongside Sterling’s work, visitors will see meticulously created pottery, jewelry, clothing, weaving, scherenschnitte, woodcarving, painting, drawing, and more.
Hours, admission, directions & parking
Fair hours are from 10 am – 6 pm on Saturday and 10 am – 5 pm on Sunday. Admission is $8, and free for Guild members and children 17 and under. Directions, parking information, discounted tickets and more on the right sidebar of this webpage or by calling 717-431-8706. The Guild’s headquarters at 335 N. Queen St. is open Monday-Saturday 10 am – 5 pm and Sundays 12-4 pm.
Indulge: Massage & Mimosa VIP Pass
It’s a lot of work enjoying beautifully handmade craft. Reward yourself. Relax with a mimosa, and a 25 minute medley of table massage and reflexology with a complimentary paraffin hand dip from Mandarin Rose Spa. Simply tell us what time you’d like to schedule your appointment. Each session includes admission to the show and some extra freebies as a thank you as part of this package.
See you there!
Fair hours are 10 am to 6 pm Saturday, and 10 am to 5 pm Sunday. Admission is $8. Coupons are available for $1 off entry. Free for ages 17 and under.
1500 parking spaces are available onsite and at downtown garages, parking lots, and on the street. Download a map of parking within a two block radius of the Convention Center. For questions call (717) 431-8706.
Preview the show
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Other things to do while in Lancaster
- Seek out Central Market for a morning or lunchtime stop on Saturday
- Take the kids to North Museum or Hands On House
- Catch an evening performance at the Fulton Theatre or Ware Center
- Shop Gallery Row and 300 Block of North Queen St
- Find other events on LancasterCityArts.com
- Other Things to Do in Lancaster
- Take a workshop at the Center of American Craft