PRESQUE ISLE, Maine – Come support young, local artists and crafters at a unique Kids’ (Only) Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Wintergreen Arts Center. Kids-only vendors will be selling their own creations including artwork, handmade sun catchers, pet products, bracelets, necklaces, magnets, slime, and more.
“This event is such a great learning experience and confidence builder for the kids,” said Melanie Cyr, Wintergreen’s private party and event planner. “It really brings out the little entrepreneur in each of them.”
Cyr believes participating in the fair is a confidence builder for children, a chance for them to speak for themselves about something they feel excited about and are proud to create.
“They have a goal to work toward and a deadline to meet.” Cyr added. “They also get the opportunity to work with money and make change.”
Cyr says her favorite part of the event happens within the last half hour when the young vendors take their hard-earned money and go shopping.
“They check out the other crafters’ tables and each other’s items,” she said. “They are so positive and encouraging of one another. It’s a great way to wrap up the experience.”
Free admission. Everyone is welcome.
Vendors may pair up and share a table or go solo. They must be younger than or be 18 years old. The cost is $20 and each vendor needs to find a sponsor – a parent, relative, business, or friend – and fill out a contract. Sorry, no home-baked food items for sale. Interested kids or sponsors may call 207-762-3576 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wintergreen Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2006, and located in Presque Isle. Wintergreen is an organization based on the idea that creativity, advocacy, and community can produce great things. Our mission is to provide meaningful experiences that encourage an appreciation of the arts, stimulate creativity and innovation, and offer an artistic community space where all are welcome.