Island Artisans Holiday Market is moving to spring

  • Fri Sep 25th, 2020 1:30am
  • Life

Submitted by Island Artisans

Island Artisans is a local nonprofit organization whose goal is to raise funds in support of young artists within our community. We have served San Juan County for approximately 40 years by granting scholarships to graduating students and supporting practicing artists.

Island Artisans Holiday Market, our primary fundraiser, has always been held on San Juan Island the weekend after Thanksgiving. This year has been very different than the past, with the outbreak of a pandemic. The board of Island Artisans has decided rather than canceling our market, we are moving it to the spring with the possibility of it happening in April.

Proceeds from artisan’s booth fees and a percentage of sales go toward the scholarships we grant annually. There was $12,000 worth of scholarships awarded in June 2020 to seven seniors from three different high schools.

Watch for upcoming announcements. Interested parties can email islandartisanssjc@gmail.com.