Morristown CraftMarket & Fall Plant Sale

 35th ANNUAL MORRISTOWN CRAFTMARKET

SET FOR FRIDAY – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21-23

AT THE NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY IN MORRISTOWN, NJ

 Major Cultural and Charitable Event Showcases

Nationally Acclaimed and Original Fine Crafts

 160 Artists from over 25 States

Fall Plant Sale Features Best Quality, Elegant and Unusual Varieties, Including One-Of-A-Kind Living Sculptures

The 35th Annual Morristown CraftMarket (www.morristowncraftmarket.org), one of the top juried, longest running and most successful fine crafts shows in the nation, will be held Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23 at the National Guard Armory in Morristown, NJ. The show hours are Friday, October 21, 5pm to 9pm; Saturday, October 22, 10am to 6pm; and Sunday, October 23, 10am to 5pm.

In a Special Citation for 2011, the Arts Council of the Morris Area recognized the Morristown CraftMarket as a “nationally acclaimed charitable fine crafts show” and as “a major cultural event, attracting thousands of visitors each year in addition to gifted artists from over 25 states throughout the county.”

Showcased in the Morristown CraftMarket are extraordinary, one-of-a-kind and limited edition fine crafts in all contemporary media.

160 artists will display and sell their original and magnificent creations in jewelry, leather, ceramics, metal, glass, wood, wearable fiber and more.

“The artists compete in a rigorous, nationwide selection process and the panel of judges, who are peer judges, choose the best in each arts category,” said Geoffrey Price, Volunteer Show Director.

The Morristown CraftMarket is sponsored and run by the not-for-profit Kiwanis Club of Randolph Township, NJ. All proceeds from the show benefit local charities such as the Interfaith Food Pantry and Meals On Wheels, among others.

“The Morristown CraftMarket is one of only a handful of fine crafts shows of its size and quality in the country run to benefit charities in the community,” said Price.

Fall Plant Sale

A Fall Plant Sale will be held which is included in admission to the show. The Plant Sale will feature best quality, elegant and unusual plants from two expert horticulturists who have appeared on The Martha Stewart Show.

Ken Selody of Atlock Farm in Somerset, NJ will bring his one-of-a-kind living sculptures, including precisely trimmed topiaries, along with cacti and other succulents, tropicals, perennials and more.

Kathleen Gagan of Peony’s Envy in Bernardsville, NJ will bring a handpicked selection of choice peony root cuttings for fall planting.

The Friends of the Frelinghuysen Arboretum, a not-for-profit organization partnering with the Morristown CraftMarket which will be in Booth # 703, will present a special 20 minute demonstration: “Planting Bulbs with a Friend.” The demonstration will be held at 11:00am on Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23 in the Conservatory.

Also partnering with the Morristown CraftMarket are two other not-for-profit organizations: the Arts Council of the Morris Area, which will be in Booth #211, and the Interfaith Food Pantry. Visitors to the show are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the Annex which is located near the main show floor.

Tickets to Show

Tickets to the Morristown CraftMarket are $10 at the door. A weekend pass may be purchased for $12. Children under 12 with an adult are free. A coupon for $2 off the admission price is available online at http://www.morristowncraftmarket.org.

A special $35 VIP ticket also will be sold at the door on the opening night of the show, Friday, October 21. The VIP ticket includes entry to a Gala Reception celebrating the show’s 35th Anniversary that will be held on the show floor from 6:00pm to 8:00pm along with a weekend pass to the show. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served and attendees will be able to move freely between the Gala Reception and the show.

There is plenty of free parking.

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