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Venice Craft Fest

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(Jan. 24, 2010) (Sarasota Herald-Tribune photo by Dan Wagner)

Elaine Vasel of Venice, center, considers buying a sunlight catcher from Bonnie Walker of Port Charlotte, left, during the Downtown Venice Craft Festival. HERALD-TRIBUNE/ARCHIVES 2010

For the past two decades people have been flocking to downtown Venice for the city’s annual craft festival to survey booths filled with paintings, stained glass and photography; stroll the green market for plants and perhaps take home other goodies like handmade soaps and barbecue sauces.

Check it out:

• Juried outdoor craft showcase
• Original crafts handmade in America
• Unique and affordable gift items
• 100 national and local crafters
• Prices set to suit all budgets, ranging from $3 to $3,000
• Crafters hand-selected from hundreds of applicants
• All crafters on site for duration of festival
• Vast array of craft media including folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, basket weaving, beaded utensils, candles, cork assemblage, fabric design, fiber quilts, fused wax and glass, hair accessories, handbags and accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, painted wood, plaster craft and stained glass.

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