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Art Mart returns to Mill City in September

Santiam Hearts to Arts will host a new season of Art Mart beginning the first Saturday of September.

“The season will continue each first Saturday of every month through April,” said Ken Cartwright, spokesperson and KYAC general manager and program director. 

According to Cartwright, Art Mart began three years ago as a way to represent and promote artists and crafters through Hearts to Arts. 

Art Mart is dedicated to showcasing some of the Santiam Canyon’s finest artists and crafters by having a place centrally located in Mill City that allows for customers and artisans to interact, Cartwright said.

“There will be no arts and crafts on display that are made and imported,” he said. “All crafts and arts are locally made and sold at Art Mart.”

Each monthly event is at Stewart’s Hall, 158 S.W. Broadway St., Mill City. 

Vendor spaces run $20, paid in advance, and $5 for a 6-foot table. Only 20 spaces (10×10-feet) and tables  are available. Organizers advise applying early. 

“We have new and some returning vendors coming this year,” Cartwright said. “Affordable, beautiful handmade gifts for you, your home, family and friends.” 

Pottery, spun fiber from llamas, metal art, leather products, farm art signs, lapidary, knitted items, jewelry, woodworking, bead work and other goods will be sold at the family-friendly event. 

Art Mart was made possible in part by grant funds from the John R. Gatewood and Mary Z. Gatewood Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation. Admission is free, and the hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

“Joining us will be our friends Jason and Laura Bradshaw, serving up some great food from their catering company, Howlin’ Mad Dogs Grill & Catering,” Cartwright said. 

For vendor applications, email Ken Cartwright at [email protected] or call 503-507-2941. More information on Art Mart and other events, visit www.santiamh2a.org or on Facebook.  

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