The annual Fine Arts & Crafts Fair at All Saints’ Church is just around the corner and will host more artisans than ever this year. Located in the heart of Carmel, the fair will run Saturday, November 23 from 9:00 am to 3:00 p.m. Admission is free.
This year offers a “triple crown” for art fair shoppers within a few blocks of each other — the All Saints’ Arts & Crafts Fair is between Dolores and Lincoln at 9th, about one block from the Homecrafters Marketplace at Sunset Center and the Carmel Woman’s Club Holiday Crafts & Sweet Seconds Rummage Sale, both on San Carlos between 8th and 9th.
All Saints’ artisans will be situated in Seccombe Hall and on the lower patio off Lincoln. Our chefs will once again be grilling delicious sausage, onion and pepper hot lunches out on the patio, for purchase. Veggie snack packs will be served with lunch. The Fair will be held rain or shine!
All arts and crafts items are carefully handmade. With the hustle and bustle of the upcoming holidays, we look forward to making your shopping easier. Join in the fun!
This year’s stellar participants are:
All Saints’ Church serves a delicious hot sausage lunch with veggie pack and chips. Purchase it hot off the grill top.
All Saints’ offers baked goodies for sale at the top of the stairs under the walkway. Purchase desserts and breads to eat on the run or to be taken home to eat, saving you time before or during the holidays.
Michael Armstrong infuses the wonders of the California coast into his oil paintings—bringing the outdoors in doors.
Caleb Armstrong uses his original acrylic paintings and screen-prints them on hoodies, t-shirts, and onesies made of natural fabrics. All are one-of-a-kind. (New artist this year.)
Cyndee Ballard sells fun aprons, potholders, breadbaskets, wine glass slippers, and bags.
Susan Barraza makes fabulous personal gifts of lotion bars, bath balls, solid perfumes, massage candles, lip balms, lotions and body creams.
Nan Borreson offers original designs in her beautiful hand-painted silk scarves. These one-of-a-kinds are only available during this Fair. (All Saints’ member.)
Norma Buller paints small and miniatures of her original oil paintings. The subjects are varied and include scenes from France as well as the Monterey Peninsula. Many of them have hand-painted frames.
Emiko Case returns with her beautiful calligraphy artwork and greeting cards, origami earrings, and other Japanese crafts. (She holds classes on calligraphy throughout the year.)
Dana Chenelle handcrafts art dolls from antique and vintage findings; she also sells doll jewelry, Victorian button jewelry, bake-lite pins, bracelets and necklaces.
Diane Crow crafts wooden Christmas items and painted décor that are hard to pass up. (Returning artist.)
Barbara DeRosa handcrafts dolls and other material items. Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy dolls are two of her specialties.
Irene Elisabeth makes mosaic stepping stones, ceramics, and Christmas ornaments. (New artisan to the Fair.)
Judith Faulkner knits beautiful items, including hats and scarves. She also creates colorful necklaces, earrings, and bracelets.
Deb Heisel sells vintage button jewelry, bottlebrush trees and repurposed vintage items—lots of fun surprises at her booth.
Diane Jones offers a sparkly array of beaded jewelry made with Swarovski crystals, sure to please anyone liking bling. She also makes beautiful necklaces with rare gems and more, including sterling silver and 14K gold-filled.
Debra Langley presents decoupage clay pots, perfect for housing your favorite small plants.
Lenore Masterson returns for her 10thyear at the Fair with her custom cartoons. On offer are her prints, books, cards, wreaths, Christmas decorations and ornaments.
Lynda Milligan crafts one-of-a-kind birdhouses, heart-shaped blackboards, Manzanita tea-light holders, and centerpieces.
Moco Succulents Pumpkins brings a wide assortment of pumpkin and succulent arrangements. They also make succulent wreaths in the round and in candy cane shape for the holidays.
Joan Murray (of Peninsula Potters) sells useful porcelain pottery and decorative items you won’t want to miss.
Larry Osborne began making his “Ozzie’s Homemade English Toffee” after he retired. Purchase three different size boxes or ask him to make some for your upcoming parties. (Larry is a member of St. John’s Chapel, Monterey.)
Jeffrey Robinson uses unique methods to develop his photographs and then places his lense-less, photographic images on codex books and journals, which are constructed with a number of sheets of paper. (Jeffrey is a “Friend of All Saints’.)
Izzi Shillinglaw fills three booths with her well-known products, including fleece blankets, scarves, hats and sweatshirts, sweet treats, and more. (Izzi is a long-time member of All Saints’ and past co-chair of the Fine Arts & Crafts Fair.)
Kelita Smith lovingly designs and makes fun pet bandanas, collars, leashes, holiday ornaments and cloth table accessories. She takes special orders and will use your materials for new creations.
St. Bede’s Library Guild of All Saints’ presents for sale a lovely coffee table book, Mark Adams — Catalogue Raisonné of Tapestries (Adams made the stained glass windows at the front of the church in the Baptistery), and a classic cookbook, The Portly Padre.
Tama Starelli makes fun wine bags, larger bags, and bears, using recycled jeans, sweaters, and vintage oil paintings.
Lindsay Wolf adds the beautiful dimension of pearls and enamel jewelry to our Fair’s talented artisans. (Returning artist.)