VILLAGE ARTISANS, 6367 STATE ST. P.O. 81, GARDEN, MI 906-644-2025, firstname.lastname@example.org
The time has come for our annual membership drive. Our first annual Village Artisans membership drive was in 2009. In these last three years we have appreciated your continued support! Your support helps keep our programs going, our doors open, and the newsletter published! As a member, you are a non-voting member of the organization, with a right to be informed of all corporate activities, a right to participate in all activities, and receive a newsletter. If you are a life time member or you have already paid your 2012 annual membership dues, you can help us in this membership drive by recruiting a new member . Membership dues are $20.00 per person for the calendar year January 1 thru December 31st. Lifetime membership is $150.00. Send membership to Village Artisans, P.O. 81, Garden, MI 49835. Include your name, address and email. If there are any questions, contact membership committee chariperson, Lael Thelander, 644-2559 or email email@example.com
Our Silent Auction on Saturday December 10 at 6:30 at the Village Artisans was a huge sucess. Food, drinks, and live music were provided. We want to thank all the volunteers and those who donated items for the auction. There were 62 items donated to be auctioned off. On the left of this page click on the page... picture gallery/silent auction...to see the few pictures that were taken just before the event started. Once the auction got started, few pictures got taken since we all got caught up in the bidding, food, and the wonderful live music.
The Village Artisans's Garden Gourmets will meet at St. John's Hall on December 8 from 5-7pm. Tanna Leckson will be demonstrating making apple strudel. There will be cooking tips, recipes and tasting of Christmas Favorite Foods. If you have a favorite Christmas dish or recipe, bring it to share. If not, come anyway and enjoy the cooking, great food and company. There is no cost, however free will donations are excepted to pay for the use of the hall.
Shop at the Village Artisans Sale on December 3 from 10am to 3pm for your holiday greens in the front room of the Village Artisans Building since the Garden Gallery is closed for the season. Cash and check only. The Village Artisans will also have the arts and crafts on display for their December 10 Silent Auction. You will be able to bid on the items on December 3rd. Village Artisan Members can come to the workshop to make the greens on the Friday before the sale. Call Ruth Craig, 644-3534 for information.
The Garden Gallery in Garden will be the setting for a fund-raising Art Auction on Saturday December 10 to benefit the Village Artisans and their enrichment programs for the community. Local and regional artists and craftspersons will be donating one-of-a-kind items specially created for this first ever art auction. Items for bid will be on display on Dec. 3rd during the Village Artisans Christmas Greens Sale. The items can also be seen on this website by clicking onto the picture gallery page. The auction takes place at 6:30pm on Dec. 10 and will include music, finger foods and drink as well as browsing time. Come join the fun!!
Pictured is Lorelei McRoberts, chairperson of the Village Artisans Fundraising Committee accepting a painting from local artist Sara Bagley for the art auction.