Shelburne Craft School holds annual winter mixer, wreath auction

A Raku-fired star ceramic wreath made by Shelburne Craft School instructor Rik Rolla of Shelburne for the art center’s silent auction.

The Shelburne Craft School will host its secondannual Winter Mixer and Wreath Auction Fundraiser on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6-8:30 pm at the Shelburne Vineyard Winery and Tasting Room. The event will benefit the Shelburne Craft School’s educational programs and an energy and heating upgrade project.

According to Executive Director, Sage Tucker-Ketcham, “We at the Shelburne Craft School are really excited to have the Shelburne and other community businesses participate in this creative hands-on fundraiser. This is an event where art, business, and education have an opportunity to be creative together as well as to support the craft school’s programs.”

Tucker-Ketchum encourages community members to join the Shelburne Craft School for an enchanting holiday-flavored evening featuring hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, and silent auction with wreaths and other auction items created by artisans and local businesses. Tickets include a complementary glass of wine or beer, light fare, and a one-of-a-kind handcrafted holiday ornament, made by the artisans and students at the Shelburne Craft School.

Local business and artisans will be auctioning off one-of-a-kind balsam or handmade wreaths or donated items for a silent auction. Sponsors include Close To Home, Patina, Switchback Brewery, ReArch, Shelburne Meat Market, Eating Well, VT Gas, Shelburne Athletic Club, In Full Bloom, JW&DE Ryan, Dosti Bros. Frame Shop, Green Mountain Credit Union, Shelburne Supermarket, Village Wine and Coffee, Matthew Taylor Designs, Heart of the Village Inn, Selin + Selin Architecture, Vermont Teddy Bear, Schneible Fine Arts LLC, and a Little Something. Artisan wreaths created by Sage Tucker-Ketcham, Sarah Sprague, Rik Rolla, Rachel Brydolf-Horwitz, and more. Tickets are available for $35 per person at the Shelburne Craft School.

Tucker-Ketcham adds, “We are very happy to be busy educating and supporting artists, celebrating the season with friends, and working together to support the community’s creativity through our programs,” she concluded.

Come celebrate the season with friends, wine, food, and holiday cheer! All proceeds directly benefit local arts and crafts education! For more information, call 985-3648 or visit www.shelburnecraftschool.com.

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