Over one hundred vendors, offering a variety of handmade, one-of-a-kind and unique crafts and gifts filled Kenai Central High School November 23rd and 24th. This is a well-known event held annually the day after Thanksgiving by the Kenai Art Guild. The coordination of the fair starts early, with the main planning underway by September.
Goers of the Kenai Art Guild Craft Fair found no shortage of creative gift options.
According to Peggy Millyard, one of this year’s volunteer coordinators, the event originally started as a means for Guild members to showcase their work. The event continues to grow, with many new vendors offering their fabric-ware, jewelry, art and other food items for sale at the fair. Millyard noted that vendor fees collected from booth space are funds earmarked for local area scholarships. The Kenai Art Guild works with area high schools for distribution of these funds, and that the scholarships are not limited just towards those students entering fields directly related to the arts.
If you missed the fair, you can still stop by the Kenai Art Guild on Cook Street in Kenai for some holiday shopping this season. But make plans to attend the 2008 event now!
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