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All Sooke Arts and Crafts Christmas Show is this Weekend

Driftwood Santa Christmas Ornaments

Driftwood Santa Christmas Ornaments

One of the oldest and biggest craft fairs on the Island goes this weekend, November 20 – 22, 2009. The All-Sooke Arts and Crafts Fair is taking place in the Community Hall building in Sooke. Over 60 exhibitors on two floors will be there, along with food and entertainment.

Come on out and get some Christmas shopping done and get ready to deck your halls this coming season! Admission is free and the show runs 10:00 – 5:00 on Saturday and Sunday and 1:00 – 8:00 on Friday.

On a side note – while we won’t be at the fair (couldn’t get a table!), my wife Margaret still has her famous Driftwood Santa Christmas Ornaments for sale. You can call her at 250-508-9122, or order online.

Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Sooke Events: Sooke Traditional Christmas Fine Arts and Crafts Exhibition 2008

Only in a small, friendly community like Sooke would you find such a unique offering for a Christmas craft fair. Held every year at a private residence, this outstanding exhibition takes over the entire house for three great days of unique shopping opportunities.

With (at latest count) 42 different artists and crafters represented, there are countless possibilities to get your home ready for the holidays. Everything from paintings and photographs, to hand-made pottery and glass, and  handmade wooden Christmas ornaments will be on sale all weekend.

The sale is located at 2404 Mountain Heights Drive, and the schedule is as follows:

Friday, December 5th, 2008, 6:00-10:00 PM
Saturday, December 6th, 2008, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, December 7th, 2008, 10:00AM – 4:00 PM

Admission is free, and cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and debit cards are all accepted.

See the list of artists below, some have links to websites, if I was able to find them.

I’m sure you’ll find something intriguing that you’ll just have to buy!

1.Donna Southwood – Wildlife Artist- Original Paintings, Prints and Cards
2.Barb Bergstrom – “Kilndancing Pottery”
3.Grania Bridal – Paintings and Drawings
4.Doni Eve – Original Acrylic & Watercolour Paintings & Cards
5.Karen Lancey – “Metal Mermaid Welding”- Unique Art in Metal and Wood
6.Tyler Hayes & Kim Reid “Mystic Glass Creations”-Glass Jewellery and Art
7.Marina and Lucy Bridal – Paintings
8.Lisa Riehl –Mini Canvas Necklaces & Small Paintings & Cards
9. Lindy Philip – Paint & Tile Funktional Art
10.Benjamin Philip – Photography
11.Linda Anderson –Beautiful Handpainted Original Porcelain Plates
12.Jasmine Larmour – Painting, Earrings and Cards
13.Peggy Elmes “ Rivers Edge Pottery”- Pottery
14.Laura Bryant – Bodycasting & Painting
15.Shawn Vandekerkhove – Oil and Acrylic Painting
16.Bonnie Spencer – Westcoast Art Acrylic & Watercolours
17.Karen Laharty –Cut it Out Cookie Creations
18.Jenny and Allen Crandall -“Jenny’s Old Country Fare”-Artisan Baking
19.Shirley Skidmore –writer of “Murder in The Sooke Potholes”
20.Alison Garrett-Hanneson- Fused & Leaded Glass with a Westcoast Feel
21.Diane Welters- “Glorious Soaps”- Soap Maker
22.Jennifer Callioux – Nature and Wildlife Photography
23.Marty Machacek – Marty Cultural Art Paintings
24.Sue-Lin Tarnowski- Beadazzled Jewelry
25.Robin Stewart- Hand Stamped Cards and Gifts
26.Debbie Sailer- Handmade Lampwork Glass Beads & Stained Glass Creations
27.Margaret Templeman – Driftwood Santas
28.Jackie Chamberlain – Charval Jewelry
29.Geraldine McGuire – Plates, Vases and Votives
30.Judy Hull – Original Acrylic Paintings & Cards
31.Mary Waskul – Wildlife Photography– Canvas, Prints & Art Cards
32.Robert and Dana – Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery
33.Hailey Bryant – Painting
34.Arie and Tristan Tarnowski – Stocking Stuffers
35.Steve Robertson – Watercolour, Sports Portraits and Prints
36.Johanne Rousseau –Silversmithing and Jewelry
37.Fern Dunn – Scarves, Stockings, Placemats & Other Sewn Specialty Items
38.Jeannine St. Pierre – Doll Maker
39.Geraldine Eisen – Jewelry
40. Ilda Turcott – Knifty Knits
41. Nic McCormack – Pen and Pencil Drawings
42. Michel DesRochers – Paintings and Giclee Prints

Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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All-Sooke Arts and Crafts Christmas Show Runs This Weekend

Looking for local, hand-made Christmas crafts and decorations? There are many arts and crafts fairs throughout the Capital region around this time of year. What a wonderful opportunity to support arts in your communities and find those unique gifts that are treasured by their recipients for years to come.

One of the largest and longest-running Victoria area Christmas craft fairs is the annual All-Sooke Arts and Crafts Christmas Show here in Sooke. It runs this weekend, from November 14 to 16, and features over 60 local artists and crafters displaying and selling everything from paintings, jewelry, preserves, baking, ceramics and more.

It is going on at the Sooke Community Hall, 2037 Sheilds Road, Sooke (map) and the hours are from 1:00 – 8:00 on Friday, 10:00 – 5:00 on both Saturday and Sunday.

Completely shameless plug: You won’t find my lovely wife-to-be’s Driftwood Santas there, but they will be appearing at other craft fairs in Sooke and Victoria later this month, and you can purchase them online from the comfort of your computer chair.

Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Driftwood Santas and Other Unique Christmas Crafts

And now, for something completely non-real estate related:

It’s nearly that time of year again!

I am lucky enough to be engaged to a very beautiful and talented woman who loves to draw, paint and craft. She makes these lovely little Santa Claus ornaments out of driftwood and has been selling them at local craft fairs around Christmastime for the last couple of years. They’ve been very popular, so she started early this year to keep up with demand.

Available in 4 sizes and 3 colours!

Available in 4 sizes and 3 colours!

I built her a website so people can purchase them online. It’s at http://DriftwoodSantas.ca – check it out and let me know what you think. She has other crafts there too, including adorable snowmen made from socks, and we’ll be adding Giant Driftwood Santas suitable for your wall or mantel soon too.

If you’d like to buy any, they’re easily and securely purchased online, or, watch the site’s blog for the dates and locations of the craft fairs that she is in starting late November.

Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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Sooke Events: Sooke Fine Arts Show 2008

One of the most highly anticipated events of the year in Sooke is the Sooke Fine Arts show. The premier juried art exhibition on Vancouver Island runs this year starting July 26th at 10:00am until August 4th. The event attracts many local Sooke artists, as well as other talented creators from around Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Painting, sculpture, pottery, mixed media and more will be represented.

There is a special purchaser’s preview night on Thursday, July 24th for those who don’t want to miss out on special, unique pieces.

The 10-day event will feature over 350 pieces, and will have events for seniors such as afternoon tea, events for kids such as the “art for kids” art scavenger hunt, and even an evening of ballroom dancing. There will be musical entertainment throughout the festival, too.Sooke Fine Arts Show 2008

New this year is the Artist in Attendance program, where one or more of the exhibited artists will be on hand demonstrating their skills and technique.

A raffle and a silent auction will also be held.

Tickets are $7 for adults (one day), $5 for seniors (one day) or $10 for the week. Kids under 12 are free. The special purchaser’s preview night costs $25 and you must reserve in advance. Call 250-642-7256.

The SEAPARC recreation centre is located on Philips road. Take Hwy 14 to Sooke, go over the bridge and turn right at the red and white lighthouse (the first traffic lights). SEAPARC will be on your left as you pass the museum. See the Google Map below:


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Tim Ayres – Sooke Real Estate Professional

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