3 Weeks to Go!
We are just three weeks away from the first-ever Pittsburgh Creative Arts Festival, and summer is flying by! We have been busy with preparations and details for the upcoming festival, organizing the raffle prizes, donations and goody bags.
Thanks to the generosity of so many of the people and companies that have stepped forward to support this new show, we will have goody bags at the Friday evening reception for the FIRST 150 PEOPLE.
We will also have lots of raffle prizes for which you will receive tickets. Some of what you can look forward to include: fabric bundles, charm packs, jelly rolls, buttons, beads, specialty papers, fibers, thimbles, silk ribbons, yarns, notions, handbags, jewelry, books, magazines, notepads, needles, threads, patterns, kits, greeting cards, burlap, totes, accessories and more. Wow!
At this writing, our sponsors and supporters include:
With your admission ticket for Friday evening, you'll receive your choice of a complimentary glass of wine, a beer, a house cocktail or a soft drink... along with delicious hors d 'oeuvres, a sneak preview of the market, and special Friday evening demos. It should be a fun time, and a nice way to end your week.
Our Grand Prize drawing, with a winner selected at the end of the day on Saturday, is a One Year Membership to TechShop Pittsburgh, in Bakery Square. The TechShop community-based workshop and prototyping studio is on a mission to democratize access to the tools of innovation. Its seventh location, TechShop Pittsburgh, is excited to offer the Pittsburgh maker community more than 16,000 sq. ft. of workshops equipped with world-class tools and equipment, computers loaded with design software featuring the Autodesk Design Suite, hundreds of classes each month, and the support and camaraderie of a community of like-minded makers. An amazing facility! Come both days and getTWO chances to win the membership to the TechShop... a $1,395 value!
Be sure to check out all of the lovely items our exhibitors have, perfect gifts for everyone, and supplies for your new interests.
As a reminder, we will once again be a drop-off point for the Western Pennsylvania Division of the Salvation Army's Annual Fabric Fair. The collections are not limited to fabric... you may also bring notions, yarns, threads and most craft-related items. There are special sections at the Fair for each category. I know many of us clean out during the summer months; I've seen lots of these items at sales this summer. This is a great way to support the Salvation Army and to feel good about donating your unused items.
Just as a reminder, many of the classes will not be available as a drop-in onsite. They require advance sign-up, due to the teacher needing to prepare in advance for the students. Please be sure to make your class selections by August 15.
With Warm Regards,
Barb Grossman and Ann Szilagyi, Co-Founders
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