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Potters, jewelers, glass blowers, painters, quilters and other artists will sell their work at this year's Art & Soul art fair

Art & Soul kicks off holiday shopping

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This weekend, the Art & Soul art fair will give local shoppers the chance complete their holiday purchases in one day as they browse the fine arts and crafts of 31 local and regional artists in an intimate setting.

A juried art fair in its second year, Art & Soul runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Mills Lawn Elementary School, 200 South Walnut St. Entry is $3, a portion of which will be donated to the Yellow Springs Police Coat Fund and Yellow Springs Schools. Children six and under are free.

This year’s show features ceramic artists, glass blowers, jewelers, bead makers, fiber artists, painters, photographers, and mixed media artists as well as new and returning artists, including Yellow Springs artists Dianne Collinson, Pam Geisel, Sara Gray, Kim Gillie Krier, Tony Lewis, Sam Holman-Smith and Alice Young-Basora.

Art & Soul offers wide variety of unique handmade arts and crafts such as hand-built boxes embellished with iconic images of modern culture; eco-friendly handbags made by using recycled fabrics and leather; colorful stained glass; fabric art quilts, bags and scarves; jewelry made with handmade beads; sterling silver jewelry with acid-etched copper; wooden furniture and furnishings, and sculptural and functional ceramic and porcelain clay pieces and more.

Organizer Lisa Goldberg chose the name Art & Soul for the new art fair she started last year because artists put their souls into their work, which stands in stark contrast to the soulless products of big box stores.

“There’s a big difference between what they can buy at Pier 1, Target, Macy’s and the high quality arts and crafts [of Art & Soul],” Goldberg said.

Read the full story in the Nov. 7 issue of the News.

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