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Bring the kids to Art Mart for crafts

Santiam Hearts to Arts will feature fun for youngsters at the next two Art Marts, Feb. 3 and March 2.

“In addition to their many craft and vendor booths, the event will feature locally made birdhouse and tote kits assembly classes,” said Ken Cartwright, who will be one of several instructors. “The kits are $15 each, including materials and supplies. Ages for the kit assembly are for kids 8 to 14 years of age, and they must be accompanied by at least one parent.”

According to Cartwright, all the kits are pre-cut to size. Freres Lumber of Stayton have donated the lumber. Santiam Hearts to Arts will furnish all tools to finish the kits as well as instructors Doug Kelly, Ken Cartwright and others. 

A little hand sanding, predrilled holes for the small nails to be nailed in is all that is required as well as waterproof glue to assemble. No saws, knives, or power tools will be used in the assembly. 

“The kids can then take the bird houses home and paint or decorate them,” Cartwright said. “It should take the kids about a half hour to assemble them.”

Art Mart is a once-a-month event where local artisans and crafters display their arts and, in some cases, teach how-to sessions, Cartwright said.

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

Cartwright invited people to come and shop for arts and crafts, “great affordable gifts anytime, and they are made locally.”

“Please come and say hello and do some shopping,” he added.

Art Mart is held on the first Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stewart’s Hall, 158 SW Broadway, Mill City. 

For more information, call 503-897-6397 or visit www.santiamh2a.org. Santiam Hearts to Arts can also be found on Facebook. 

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