Wednesday November 21, 2012

BRATTLEBORO -- Cherry Street Artisans will hold their fifth annual Holiday Sale & Café, a community-oriented, friendly holiday fair, on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 44 Cherry St.

Cherry Street Artisans Holiday Sale & Café is a showcase for the work of 11 professional artisans, plus eight family members and two chefs. They have designed a unique and festive emporium, taking place in the Victorian home of founding member Judy Zemel. Artisans are all in attendance at the event.

The Holiday Sale & Café offers something for everyone and every budget -- including a sale room. The café is hosted by baker Kris McDermet and Thai chef Aew Ladd. Saturday evening takes on the air of a bistro, with live music from 6 to 9 p.m., hosted by Teta Hilsdon, with musical guests including Singcrony, a female a cappella quartet with a seasoned blend of swing, jazz and doo-wop tunes.

Cherry Street Artisans include: Josh and Marta Bernbaum: blown glass objects, ornaments, and glass bead jewelry; Pamela Cubbage: sewn and knitted items; Teta Hilsdon: carved stoneware mugs and kitchenware; Patty Johnson: handmade paper, books, boxes, etui and unique gifts; Aew Ladd: handwoven scarves; Naomi Lindenfeld: colored clay pottery; Kris McDermet: hooked and braided rugs; David Schoales: fine woodworking; Jane Viking Swanson: lace and soft sculpture ornaments; Ellen Troy: intricately beaded jewelry; Judy Zemel: textiles, jewelry, mobiles, ornaments, and something new; plus nine family members of Cherry Street Artisans.

For more information, visit CherryStreetArtisans.com or Facebook.com/CherryStreetArtisans, call 802-254-3530 or e-mail naomilin@sover.net.