Heirloom Artisan Expos is Changing the Artisan & Crafter Fair

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Heirloom Artisan Expos is in its second year of rewriting the Artisan & Craft fair business by donating its admissions, strictly monitoring Artisans & Crafters, and limiting each category.

Come see Heirloom Artisan Expos in its second year of providing the public with a wonderful assortment of Artisans & Crafters to shop from and a fabulous new circuit for Artisans & Crafters to sell their unique, handmade and one of a kind items.

It's time for a change in the arts and crafts industry and long time friends, Kim Signori and Debbie Boren, have come together to make it happen. Kim and Debbie have spent many years talking about running a business together that incorporated their combined talents and love for the arts, as well as their desire to contribute to the communities and organizations that touch their hearts. In December of 2007, their journey began with the birth of Heirloom Artisan Expos.

After many years in the arts and crafts industry, Debbie and Kim wanted to change the way arts and craft were represented. Some arts and crafts fairs have misrepresented Artisans and Crafters by claiming to have only hand made items but, in fact, were inundated with commercial items, and party plans. They also have been known to have an unbalanced amount of one type of art or craft.

Heirloom Artisan Expos is changing that by providing a new place for Artisans and Crafters to sell and show their unique, one of a kind, and handcrafted items to the public. Shoppers will not be disappointed with the selection of fine, handcrafted items sold and displayed by painters, photographers, woodworkers, fiber artists, jewelers, illustrators, potters, glass blowers, and so many more.

Each medium, or type of artisan/crafter, is limited to a maximum of 20% of the show. In other words, there will not be an overwhelming amount of one type of item. This makes it enjoyable for all types of shoppers and keeps it fair for the Artisans and Crafters, as well. Every artisan and crafter is juried, and absolutely no commercial items are allowed. This is our promise to the public and the artisans and crafters that sign up for our expos.

Admission to Heirloom Artisan Expos is donated to charities and organizations. This is Debbie and Kim's way of giving back to communities and organizations that touch their hearts, and the lives of so many of their artisans and the public. 100% of the admission for our April 2008 Spring Expo was donated to Autism Speaks. 100% of the admission for our November 2008 Holiday Artisan & Crafter Expo was donated to the James Banez Memorial Fund. For 2009, Heirloom Artisan Expos plans to donate to Autism Speaks, Breast Cancer Awareness and Local Shelters and Food Banks. (For more information on these funds please see our website).

Come and see how Debbie and Kim are changing the face of the arts and craft show, at The Spring Artisan and Crafter Expo on Saturday, April 25th, 2009 at the Tri County Regional High School, in Franklin, MA, for a fun day of shopping and enjoying the arts. Admission will be $2.00 per person to benefit Autism Speaks. Doors will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Background music will be played by the Ghost Music Service while you browse our wonderful selection of hand crafted items by talented Artisans & Crafters.

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