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Crafty women will put their skills on display Saturday.
The third annual Every Woman’s Arts and Crafts Festival takes place from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Colvin Community Center in Radcliff. The event is free and open to the public.
It will include fine art, photography, note cards, jewelry, handmade soaps and candles, glass, baskets, pottery, pet and children’s items, confections, face painting and crafts demonstrations.
About 25 people were signed up by Thursday afternoon and event organizer LaDonna Eastman of Radcliff expected more people to participate.
“I think it gives local women a chance to show off what they do,” she said.
Participants are mostly from Hardin County, but there are some from Glasgow and Brandenburg.
The event always takes place the Saturday before Mother’s Day to give people a chance to shop for the day and to honor mothers, Eastman said.
“They sort of pass down their arts and crafts to you as kids,” she said.
The event also gives people new to crafts a chance to display their work and get involved with a craft show without paying fees, Eastman said.
Participants bring art and crafts they’ve been working on privately for years, she said.
“Some people make beautiful things, and hardly anyone gets to see them outside of their circle,” she said.
The craft festival also creates a community in which participants talk to each other to learn to improve their skills and encourage each other to try new things, Eastman said.
“It also gives you a chance to see what people like and don’t like, and it kind of pushes you to improve your work, too,” she said.
Eastman said she hopes the event makes people realize anyone can create art and she inspires them to try.
“It’s not just for the wealthy or elite,” she said. “Everybody can create and has some sort of gift for creating.”
Elizabethtown musicians Annette Neumann and Kim Weber will perform during the event.
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