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04 November 2011

Artisan Marketplace of York County features juried artists

HACC, York Town Craft Guild co-sponsor showcase of locally crafted items

YORK – Holiday shoppers looking for one-of-a-kind, distinctive gifts can add Artisan Marketplace of York County as a must stop on their to-do list.
More than 50 artists from York County and the region will have their juried work on sale at the fourth annual marketplace now through Dec. 22 at the York Town Craft Guild, 639 Franklin St. The guild is located in the old Friendship Firehouse Co. 8.
Visitors to the marketplace will find a variety of items, including quilting, hand carved wood items, beaded pens, mosaic quotation boards, felted ponchos, decorative pillow cases, military jewelry, natural wreaths and organic home décor items, schnerenschnitte (German style cut paper), jewelry, acrylic and oil paintings, photography and underwater photography, stationery, ceramics/sculpture, polymer clay, fabric, textile, fiber art, photography books, porcelain, and painted wineglasses, glass wine stoppers and beaded wine charms.
“Everyone benefits from this great collaboration that gives shoppers a chance to buy one-of-a-kind hand-made works that support local artisans,” said Lisa Steffen, business counselor for HACC’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.
Dave McNaughton, a business counselor for HACC’s Institute of Entrepreneurial Studies, said, “The quality of work just gets better and better. The artists have a good business sense and recognize what is selling and focus more on the items that are moving.”
“It amazes me each year we find more and more creative artists who participate,” said Fran Verotsky, director of HACC’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. “We are happy to give these artists a venue and the opportunity to develop their business.”
For more information, call 717-845-3206 or email

Fact Facts:
  • Fourth annual Artisan Marketplace of York County is located at the York Town Craft Guild, 639 N. Franklin St.
  • Artisan Marketplace of York County will be open Nov. 19-Dec. 22.
  • Gallery hours are noon-4 p.m. Thursday, noon-7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19-Dec. 22
  • Note: The marketplace will be closed Nov. 24 and 25 for Thanksgiving but will reopen 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26.
For more information, call 717-845-3206 or email

The York Town Craft Guild, 717-845-3206 or email

Pamilla Saylor
Office of College Advancement, HACC

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