Holy Trinity Episcopal Church craft-makers started getting ready for the church's annual Christmas Bazaar in September.
"We began getting together in the fall doing projects, group and individual projects, with the Christmas Bazaar in mind every Saturday morning," said Terry Hoskinson, one of the event's organizers. "We've made fabric items, knitted items, beading projects, soap, bath salts, candy wreaths and other items."
The homemade craft items will be featured at the bazaar, along with do-it-yourself craft tables, baked goods and a chili lunch. The bazaar is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at McPhetres Hall at Fourth and Gold streets downtown.
The craft tables are for children as well as adults, Hoskinson said.
"At the make-it-and-take-it tables, the family can do cookie-decorating, beading projects, crochet projects and other craft projects," she said. "Kids can make the projects at the tables and take them home with them."
The bazaar also will sell cards based on historic religious paintings by Frances Davis, a noted Alaska painter whose works are featured at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.
Davis, who grew up in England and studied painting there before settling in Juneau, created several large paintings of Biblical scenes for the front of the church, plus smaller paintings of saints for the front of the pews.
Plans are underway for restoration of the decades-old artworks.
Free tours of Davis paintings in the Holy Trinity chapel will be offered during the bazaar, which is a fund-raiser for Holy Trinity, downtown Juneau's Episcopal church.
For more information, call Hoskinson at 586-2997.
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