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Women’s Council 46th Annual Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Sale Covers Five Floors at Rochester Museum & Science Center

    ROCHESTER, NY—The Women’s Council, a volunteer service organization that supports the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC), presents its 46th annual Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Sale. The bazaar, filling five floors total with the work of more than 200 elite fine artists and craftspeople, takes place within the Museum galleries and Eisenhart Auditorium at the RMSC on:

    Friday, November 18: 5-9pm

    Saturday, November 19: 9:30am-5pm

    Sunday, November 20: 11am-4pm

    Vendors are juried, and only the best are chosen to appear in the show and must display items that they produced themselves. As a result, a spectacular variety of carefully selected exhibitors showcase creative, unique items such as ceramics, jewelry, glass, woodwork, photography, painting, prints, sculpture, fiber arts and mixed media in this sale. Vendors come from across the region.

    “The Holiday Bazaar provides an excellent opportunity for shoppers to purchase high-quality art and holiday gifts displayed along the backdrop of science exhibits,” said Christine DeTurck, Women’s Council member and co-chair for the Holiday Bazaar committee. “Our attendance has been increasing each year as we expand into new audiences and generate excitement about the sale in the unique venue of the RMSC.”

    Food and beverages are available in the Cunningham House studio, an area not usually open to the general public. The Regency-style dwelling, which is home to the RMSC’s administrative offices, was originally constructed in 1880 and purchased by the Cunninghams in 1916. A wing was added to the house to serve as Mrs. Cunningham’s studio—as she was a professional artist and patron of the arts. It is fitting that the studio doors be open to visitors during the three-day art event at the Museum. Other highlights include a used book sale and door prizes.

    One of the longest running arts and crafts festivals in the Rochester region, the RMSC Women’s Council Holiday Bazaar began 46 years ago as a modest “Christmas Stocking Stuffer Sale.” The Bazaar attracted more than 5,000 shoppers last year, and is the Women’s Council’s most successful fundraising event.

    Admission is $5 per person; $7 for a two-day pass per person; and Children 12 and under are free. RMSC members receive half price on Friday night.

    NOTE: Museum exhibits, including Elements of the Extreme, will be unavailable during the run of the Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Sale, as galleries will be filled with arts and crafts exhibitors.

    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.

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    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 Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.