Get Ready! CraftMarket is this Weekend

Nationally Acclaimed and Charitable Show Will Feature 160 Highly Gifted Artists from over 25 States

All Profits to Go to Local Charities

ARTWORK BY ALAN BENNETT

ARTWORK BY ALAN BENNETT

The Morristown CraftMarket, now in its 39th consecutive year as a nationally acclaimed and charitable fine art and craft show featuring 160 gifted artists from over 25 states throughout the country, will be held Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18 at the Morristown Armory, 430 Western Avenue in Morristown, NJ.

The show hours are:

Friday, October 16, 5pm to 9pm;
Saturday, October 17, 10am to 6pm; and
Sunday October 18, 10am to 5pm.

“For nearly four decades, the Morristown CraftMarket has received acclaim as a major cultural and charitable event not only in New Jersey but throughout our nation,” said Show Director Geoffrey Price, a member of the not-for-profit and all-volunteer Kiwanis Club of Randolph Township, NJ which sponsors and runs the Morristown CraftMarket.

“The thousands of patrons who come each year to our show at the Morristown Armory know that we showcase extraordinary, one-of-a-kind and limited edition fine arts and crafts – all made in America by American hands – and that all our profits go to charities.”

The exhibiting artists will display and sell their original and magnificent creations in jewelry, leather, ceramics, metal, glass, wood, furniture, mixed media, wearable fiber and more.

Opening Night Reception

The Morristown CraftMarket will host an Opening Night Reception on Friday, October 16 from 5pm – 9pm. Souvenir glasses will be sold for $10 with two drink tickets redeemable for wine or beer in the Courtyard of the show. The Reception will be open to adults who are at least 21 years old.

50/50 Raffle to Benefit Jersey Battered Women’s Service

Among the many charities that the Morristown CraftMarket will support this year will be Jersey Battered Women’s Service (JBWS). All proceeds from the 50/50 Raffle sold by Randolph Kiwanis in its Booth #604 will benefit the many services of JBWS to help those hurt by domestic abuse. Those services include an emergency safe house, a 24-hour helpline, crisis counseling, legal assistance, transitional living, vocational counseling, and more.

Clothing Drive for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters will be collecting gently used clothing items throughout the show. Receipts will be issued for tax-deductible donations of clothing items accepted at the collection truck located near the parking lot.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Morristown CraftMarket is seeking volunteers to help staff the show. Anyone who would like to be a volunteer should contact the show at 973-442-2840 or at morristowncraft@optonline.net

Tickets to Show

A coupon for $2 off the $10 admission price is available online at www.morristowncraftmarket.org/schedule. A weekend pass may be purchased for $12. Children under 12 with an adult are free. The show is barrier free for disabled persons and pet-friendly so well-behaved animals on a leash are welcome.

There is plenty of free parking.

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