Evergreen Market returns this weekend

Local potter Gail Carlson has been exhibiting her work at the Evergreen Artisan Market since the very beginning. She said she’s noticed a renewed interest in handmade goods. © Josef Jacobson/Daily Herald

A market of some of the best local artisans is taking over the E.A. Rawlinson Centre for the Arts Friday evening and Saturday.

With music, food, and craftsmen, the market is a great chance to get Christmas shopping done while appreciating the talents of artists from the city, the surrounding area, and from as far away as Lumsden.

The annual Evergreen Market is put on by the Prince Albert Council for the Arts. It’s a major fundraiser for the organization as well as a celebration of the talent in the Prince Albert area.

“It’s a great social event, and also a pre-Christmas enthusiastic, motivating time to get a feel for what new products people are creating,” said council for the arts co-chair Lorraine Brokop.

“It’s very local. We really want to inspire people. This is becoming a regular annual event, and we want to se as many people coming thought the door s as possible. It was a great event last year, a great market and we are certainly anticipating the same this year, if not better.”

Potter Gail Carlson, the P.A. Woodturner’s Guild, weaver Sheila Devine, Over the Hill Orchards and Foodcrafts by Sarah are just a few of the about 45 vendors displaying their wares this year.

They’ll be joined by dozens of local musicians performing on two stages, including LJ Tyson, Devin DePeel, Lisa and Crazy Fox and Shayne Lazarowich.

Local food booths providing nourishment at the event include Funky Fresh, Shananigan’s and Chef Jenny.

‘The event is pre-Christmas, so if you’re looking for unique hand-made items, they’ll be great for gifts,” Brokop said.

The cost of admission is $4 per person per day. Children under 12 get in for free.

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