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Island Artisans Holiday Marketplace Friday and Saturday

Island Artisans is celebrating its 30th year of providing scholarships to young artists from our island community of San Juan, Orcas, Lopez and Shaw.

Artists sell their wares at the annual Holiday Marketplace — our main fund-raiser, which occurs on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving at Friday Harbor Elementary School.

More than $120,000 has been awarded to 150 graduating seniors in the last 30 years. Students have used scholarships to further their education in Commercial Art, Graphics, Film, Fashion Design, Jewelry, Photography, Metal Work, Industrial Arts, Textiles, Sculpture, History, Culinary Arts and Education.

We invite you to come celebrate our 30th anniversary by supporting Island Artisans and shopping locally at the Holiday Marketplace. Stop by our booth to see impressive artwork from scholarship recipients, buy a raffle ticket for our “Best of Friday Harbor Shopping Spree,” or a truck load of Richard Lawson’s gravel.

We appreciate the generosity of our island community and would like to thank you for 30 years of support at the Holiday Marketplace.

Island Artisans Board of Directors
— Leisha Holmes
— Dianne Hall
— Chinmayo
— Becky Kilpatrick
— Beth Hetrick
— Myah Burnett
— Marsha Rachlin
— Jana Meredith-Sodimu
— Howard Schoenberger

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