Manchester Fine Art and Craft Show

MANCHESTER — Designing Women, a non-profit volunteer corporation that celebrates female artisans and works to support other local, non-profit organizations that help women and families, will hold its 9th annual juried fine art and craft showfrom 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at Longfellow’s Greenhouses, l81 Puddleduck Road.

More than 20 Maine’s artisans, featuring handmade and crafted pottery, weaving, stained glass, jewelry, clothing, home decorations and accents, handmade soaps and body care, and more. Returning a will be an “Emerging Female Artisan” tent, which will showcase some of Maine’s newest talent. Live music performed by Twisted Strings will be featured. The suggested $2 door donation and all lunch/refreshment proceeds will be donated to The Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center, according to a news release from the center.

For more information, call Mary Kay Spencer at The Potter’s House at 2582-7985 or visit

ABOUT DESIGNING WOMEN – Designing Women is a nonprofit volunteer corporation established by female artisans from New England in 1991 to bridge art and the community by sponsoring shows that benefit local nonprofit services that support women and families.

ABOUT THE SEXUAL ASSAULT CRISIS AND SUPPORT CENTER – Providing free and confidential services to Kennebec, Somerset, Knox & Waldo counties for over 25 years, The Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center is a non-profit corporation based in Winthrop, Maine. Services include working to lessen the trauma-related suffering of sexual assault and to promote healing by guiding those affected by sexual violence toward survival through support, advocacy, education and community collaboration. For more information, please visit

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