Craft show to benefit Spruce Run

Posted Nov. 01, 2011, at 6:50 p.m.

BANGOR — The 17th fine arts and crafts show hosted by Designing Women, a state art and craft guild of primarily Maine women artisans, will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Dyke Center for Family Business at Husson College. Every year, a local group that assists women and girls is chosen as a beneficiary. This year, Designing Women has announced that the group selected is Spruce Run.

Spruce Run Domestic Violence Project is dedicated to serving people affected by domestic abuse in the community while working simultaneously to eliminate personal, institutional, and cultural violence against all individuals. Spruce Run offers 24-hour hotline services, emergency shelter, transitional housing, support and curriculum groups, and advocacy to victims of intimate partner violence. In addition they provide community training, education, and collaboration to foster a coordinated community response to domestic abuse.

For more information call 945-5102 or contact executive director, Kat Wargo online at kwargo@sprucerun.net. By attending the Designing Women Show, people have the opportunity to assist Spruce Run in two ways: Refreshments will be offered for sale by Spruce Run. In addition, the entire suggested $2 donation at the door goes directly to Spruce Run.

Designing Women was started in 1991 by a group of women artisans who wanted to give back to the community by supporting the work of women’s organizations. The group sponsors yearly craft shows in Portland, Kennebunkport, Camden, Manchester, Freeport, Brunswick, Bangor and Portsmouth, N.H. Artisans who show their work in the juried shows are chosen for the quality, uniqueness and fine craftsmanship of their products. Most often the work shown is contemporary. For more information regarding this Designing Women fine arts and craft show, contact Maryann Ingalls at 990-2403, or email her at maryann_ingalls@yahoo.com. Contact www.designingwomen.org for more information about the organization.

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