By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: March 2011
A booth filled with colorful dishes at last year’s Azalea Arts & Crafts Show.
The third annual Azalea Arts & Crafts Show will be held Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3, 2011 at the Muskogee Civic Center, 425 Boston St. Muskogee is a quick trip from Tulsa on the turnpike – only about 45 minutes. Admission to the show is free, and it will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
According to Cassandra Gaines, director of the Muskogee Civic Center, this event is the only arts and crafts show happening in the state during the first weekend in April.
“I love going to arts and crafts shows – you never know what unique odds and ends you’ll find,” says Cassandra. “We will have vendors selling all types of arts and crafts: jewelry, pottery, hand-sewn items like potholders and aprons, handmade dishes, body lotions and gels, and Scentsy products, to name a few.” Prices are typically $30 or less – you will find many great items for around just $5 or $10. The show will feature lots of door prizes, and all that shopping will likely build up your appetite, so stop by the concessions for a snack.
“We are still looking for arts and crafts vendors,” adds Cassandra. Booth fee is $60 for both days. An electric hookup is available for $10. The show expects an even better turnout than last year, which attracted about 1,500 people. The deadline to register to become a vendor is Wednesday, March 30. Space is limited to 150 vendors, so please call Cassandra as early as possible at (918) 684-6363.
Creek Nation Casino Muscogee was one of the many diverse vendors found at the 2010 show.
The Azalea Arts & Crafts Show kicks off the annual month-long Azalea Festival in Muskogee. Don’t miss the beautiful azalea blooms in Honor Heights Park while you’re in town.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.