Arts Briefs

Nutcracker Faire shows Saturday, Sunday

Homer Council on the Arts presents the annual Nutcracker Faire from 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday at Homer High School. The show features a variety of handmade gifts crafted by more than 100 artists, including pottery, jewelry, woodwork, photography, preserves, handmade soaps and other health and beauty products, clothing, paper goods, and more. Musicians entertain throughout the day and vendors offer food, drinks and treats. The local sustainable fair brings together artists from across the Kenai Peninsula to celebrate authentic Alaska creativity in the spirit of the holiday season.

Green T Bags workshop

Homer artist Linda Skelton offers a Green T Bag workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4, upstairs at Alice’s Champagne Palace. Learn how to make fun and functional bags using old T-shirts. With pattern ideas and sewing machines on hand, as well as an array of T-shirts, grain bags, handles and hardware, Skelton will provide instructions on how to make these unique bags. Supplies will be provided, but participants are encouraged to bring their own T-shirts from home if they have one they are excited to upcycle.

Participants will leave with at least two bags that they can use for themselves, or just in time for the gift giving season. The fee is $50 per person, $75 for families. Pre-register at 435-7969 or email Skelton’s work can be seen at Ptarmigan Arts and at the Homer Farmers Market.

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