October 18, 2018

Women’s Council’s 48th annual Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Sale to fill Rochester Museum & Science Center campus starting Nov. 16

ROCHESTER, NY—The Women’s Council, a volunteer service organization that supports the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC), will present its 48th annual Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Sale beginning Friday, Nov. 16–Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. The sale, filled with works by more than 200 fine artists and craftspeople, will take place throughout the Science Museum and Eisenhart Auditorium on:

  • Friday, Nov. 16: 5-9pm
  • Saturday, Nov. 17: 9:30am-5pm
  • Sunday, Nov. 18: 11am-4pm

The Holiday Bazaar is a juried arts-and-crafts show with five floors of displays across the RMSC campus. A spectacular variety of carefully selected exhibitors will showcase creative, unique, hand-made items including ceramics, fiber arts, glass, jewelry, mixed media, paintings, photography, prints, sculpture, woodwork, and more in the sale. Exhibitors come from across New York State, New England, and as far away as Illinois and North Carolina.

In addition to the sale itself, food and beverages will be available for purchase in the Cunningham House Studio, an area not usually open to the general public. The Regency-style dwelling, which is now home to RMSC administrative offices, was originally constructed in 1880 and purchased by the Cunninghams in 1916. Mrs. Cunningham was a professional artist and patron of the arts (a wing was added to the house to serve as her studio), and it is fitting that the studio doors be open to visitors during this three-day art event at the RMSC.

One of the longest running arts and crafts festivals in the Rochester region, the annual RMSC Women’s Council Holiday Bazaar began 48 years ago as a modest Christmas Stocking Stuffer Sale. Today, the Holiday Bazaar attracts more than 5,000 shoppers, and is the Women’s Council's most successful fund-raising event.

Admission to the Holiday Bazaar is $5 per person; $7 per person for a two-day pass; and children 12 and under are free. RMSC members enjoy half-price admission on Friday night. Re-usable, heavy-duty Holiday Bazaar shopping bags are available for just $1. Other highlights include a used book sale and door prizes. NOTE: Museum exhibits will be unavailable during the run of the Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Sale, as galleries will be filled with arts and crafts exhibitors.

For high-resolution images and additional information, contact Mare Millow, Marketing Communications Manager, RMSC, 585.697.1944 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Women’s Council is a volunteer service organization that supports the RMSC with special events and fundraising activities. Founded in 1941, the council is dedicated to providing members with opportunities for educational growth and social interaction.

Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium and Cumming Nature Center. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, Planetarium with a 65-foot dome and Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of Rochester’s past including its rich history of innovation and invention. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is one of the top three most visited attractions serving children and families. For more information about RMSC, visit http://www.rmsc.org. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.


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