OLAH hosts second annual Art, Crafts, Antiques and Collectibles Show

By Randy Johnston

Special to the Herald Review

EVART — Members of the Osceola League of Arts and Humanities are hosting their second annual Art, Crafts, Antiques and Collectibles Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Osceola County Fairgrounds community building in Evart, and welcoming craft lovers from near and far.

More than 400 area arts, crafts and antique lovers, along with early Christmas shoppers, gathered last year to browse and admire the creations of talented artists and crafters and displays of antique dealers from all parts of Michigan.

This year, the spacious hall will again be filled with colorful and intriguing exhibits offering something for everyone, including paintings, soaps and candles, jewelry, stained glass, decorative baskets, needlework, découpage, bird feeders, bird houses, bat houses, American Girl doll clothes, ceramics, children’s quilts, greeting cards and crocheted, knitted and embroidered items.

A highlight of the event will be a repeat of the popular league Antiques Roadshow.

Attendees can bring their heirlooms and keepsakes including furniture, paintings, pottery, rare books and other treasures to be appraised by Robert Anderson, antiques connoisseur and auctioneer from Hersey. For a fee of $2.50 per item, learn more about the history, provenance and value of your cherished possessions.

Admission is $1 for adults; parking is free. Admission tickets are entered into drawings for door prizes contributed by vendors. Lunch and beverages will be available.

“We had a fabulous turn out for our first show,” said Renee Tolgo, league secretary. “We hope to attract even more people this year to enjoy the many kinds of arts and crafts created by the talented folks from our area. We believe we have an outstanding variety of items for sale and we’re sure everyone will enjoy visiting all the booths and talking to our artists, vendors and antique dealers.”