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Apply by Aug. 18 to be a vendor for PNA Winter Festival in December

July 27th, 2017 by Doree

We’re in the middle of summer, but the Phinney Neighborhood Association is already thinking about its Winter Festival, set for Dec. 2-3.

All artists and craftspeople interested in being a vendor for the annual event, need to apply by Aug. 18.

About 115 vendors will be chosen.

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Winter Fest on NW 65th Street on Sunday

December 10th, 2015 by Doree

The West Woodland neighborhood, which is kind of a confluence of Lower Phinney and Ballard, is hosting Winter Fest celebrations on Sunday, with Santa, free hot chocolate and arts and crafts vendors.

Santa will be at Café Bambino, 405 NW 65th St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your own camera for pictures with the kids and/or pets. Free hot chocolate for the kids. All donations will benefit the Ballard Boys and Girls Club.

Both 418 Public House and the space formerly housing the Ridgeback Café at 500 NW 65th Street are hosting the Stumbletown Artists Trunk Show from 1-5 p.m. with handcrafted clothing, jewelry, housewares, toys and more.

And neighborhood-based Balleywood Creamery will be there providing tastes and pints to go of her ice cream made with locally-sourced and seasonal ingredients.

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Open art studio for adults at Greenwood Library Dec. 14 & 28

December 10th, 2015 by Doree

The Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., is hosting an open art studio for adults to drop-in with their own craft and art supplies from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mondays, Dec. 14 and 28.

It’s free; no registration required. No supplies provided.

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PNA Winter Festival brings together 115 artists and craft vendors

November 20th, 2012 by Doree

The Phinney Neighborhood Association’s annual Winter Festival & Crafts Fair on Dec. 1-2 features 115 artists and crafts vendors, plus hundreds of musicians and dancers, a bake sale and a quilt raffle. More than 4,000 people are expected to shop for holiday gifts at the Winter Festival.

From the 2010 Winter Festival.

Arts and crafts run the gamut from garden art to hand-made clothing, housewares and children’s toys, while the entertainment ranges from souse to marimba, Appalachian cloggers, blue grass and Middle Eastern belly dancers.

Raffle tickets for the quilt are $1 and can be purchased now at the Phinney Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., or at the Winter Festival. The drawing will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2; the winner does not need to be present to win.

The Winter Festival is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1-2. Admission is $2 for PNA members and $4 for non-members. Children 12 and under are free.

(Disclosure: PhinneyWood is a sponsor of the PNA Winter Festival.)

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Made Sewing Studio hosting ‘Craftsy’ community gathering Thursday night

January 23rd, 2012 by Doree

Made Sewing Studio at 8408 Greenwood Ave. N. is one of the many places hosting a worldwide “Craftsy” party on Thursday night. Craftsy is on online crafting community which hosts classes and neighborhood gatherings in hundreds of cities.

Made Sewing Studio Owner Carisa Brunner says she’s expecting more than 40 people at her shop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday. Everyone is encouraged to bring along their current projects, along with samples or pictures of recently completed projects. Any kind of crafting, from sewing to knitting or jewelry making, is welcome. Feel free to bring a snack or beverage to share with the group.

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