Local artists and crafters are scheduled to set up tables at Reston’s United Christian Parish (11508 North Shore Drive) during its 2nd annual Art and Craft Fair this Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Church organizers said this year’s festivities will be even bigger than last year, with more vendors and more space. Nearly 30 vendors are already slated to participate.
Also new this year will be an “alternative gift opportunities” table, which benefits a wide variety of charitable organizations from around the world.
Such organizations include:
- Opportunity International, which gives micro-loans to entrepreneurs in developing nations.
- Hope Made Real, featuring gift items made by children at an orphanage in Rwanda.
- Living Water International, which supports bringing clean drinking water to nations around the world.
- Doctors Without Borders, an exchange program that brings medical professionals to developing countries.
There will also be a nonjuried table at the fair for which several artists have agreed to donate their wares, with all of the proceeds benefiting UCP Mission programs.
Admission to the fair is free, and free parking will be available at Lake Anne Elementary School, adjacent to the church.
Images via United Christian Parish