Christmas Folk Art Fair Set for November 20

The Door County YMCA has set the date for their 25th annual Christmas Folk Art Fair for November 20 from 9 am – 3 pm at the Sturgeon Bay Program Center. As always, the art fair will feature handmade works of art from Door County artists and fine crafts persons including watercolor paintings, jewelry, homemade candles and soaps, birdhouses, wreaths, greeting cards, mittens, scarves and more. Attendees will enjoy some of their favorite artists that participate year after year along with a dozen new vendors for 2011.

The art fair is a great opportunity to do some local holiday shopping and enjoy a fabulous spread of baked goods, soups and sandwiches, while supporting the Door County YMCA Youth in Government Program. A silent auction with items from artists and local businesses will be taking place all day. The silent auction is a large part of the fundraiser for the Youth In Government Program. Admission is $3 for attendee’s ages 16 and older.

Founded in 1947, the YMCA Youth in Government is a nationwide program that provides students in grades 7-12 an opportunity to experience the democratic process firsthand. Proceeds from the Folk Art Fair make it possible for Youth in Government students to attend a four-day legislative session in Madison each spring.

For more information or to donate food or silent auction items for the folk art fair, contact Erin Hoffman at the Door County YMCA at 920.743.4949.