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Artisans host 36th annual Christmas fair

Qualicum Beach Original Village Christmas Arts Faire began in 1979

Artisans from throughout the region will descend on Qualicum Beach Nov. 20-22 for the Original Village Christmas Arts Faire at Qualicum Beach Community Hall.

Hosted and organized by the artists and crafters, the exhibition and sale of handcrafted works has been held here since 1979, providing the opportunity to take home a piece of Island culture.

Meet the makers of torched and blown glass; leather, fibre and textiles; stone, pottery, wood, steel, bronze, copper, silver, paper and mixed media.

Top Vancouver Island artists scheduled to take part include Wendy Maurer, Ted Jolda, Armando Dos Santos, Lucinda Hepting, Del Mark, Larry and Dee Aguilar and other special guest artists.

Entertainment will be provided by classical guitarist Fred Saliani.

Admission and parking are free.

The Original Village Christmas Arts Faire will be held from 10 a.m.

-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Qualicum Beach Community Hall is located at 644 Memorial Ave.

— Submitted by Dee Aguilar

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