Starting Thursday, Nov. 12, continuing through Dec. 31 and celebrating 51 years as an event, the annual craft fair of the YMCA at Virginia Tech will go virtual this year.
The craft fair offers participants the chance to purchase unique, original and beautiful handcrafted gifts for everyone on a Christmas shopping list. Despite being virtual and thus not gathering in person, the craft fair will provide a celebration of what makes this event so special: arts, crafts, great gifts, music, dance, stories, community and more..
The craft fair will host a variety of ways to support the vendors, coming together virtually as a community. The fair will offer a virtual artist market for shopping, coupons from local businesses, streaming content including live music, dance and more. The event will remain live through Dec. 31, offering participants the chance to pop back as often as they wish to purchase more beautifully crafted gifts for friends, family or just for themselves.
The 51st annual Y craft fair will include more than 40 local, regional and national artisans who have been preparing their virtual stores. Artisans will have the ability through this platform to interact with customers with live chat, videos of the artists at work and beautiful photographs. Favorite vendors from past years such as Wolf Creek Beads, Ewe’s Guys and Flashy Glass Creations will be participating in this online event and will be joined by first-time artisans from all over the country such as Aetch Design, Bumblebee Pottery, Honeywood, and Avian and John.
The craft fair’s interactive entertainment schedule has scheduled performances from Ole (a Flamenco dance group), the Indian Run Stringband, American Roots, Exodus (a Korean pop dance group) Storytime with Joelle, exercise with Blacksburg Boxing and In Balance Yoga, plus performances from the Little Leapers and the Blacksburg Children’s Chorale and more.
Check out the event at: https://www.eventeny.com/events/ymca-at-vt-virtual-craft-fair-706/.
The YMCA at Virginia Tech was founded in 1873 with the mission of building community through learning, leadership and service. In seeking to fulfill that mission, the Y serves the community through four main programming areas: community, education, international and students. The Y has more than 1,200 volunteers who give more than 20,000 hours to its programs annually.