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Women’s Council’s 47th annual Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Sale to fill Rochester Museum & Science Center campus starting Nov. 17

    ROCHESTER, NY—The Women’s Council, a volunteer service organization that supports the Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC), presents its 47th annual Holiday Bazaar Arts & Crafts Sale. The sale, filled with the work of more than 200 fine artists and craftspeople, takes place within the Museum and Eisenhart Auditorium at the RMSC campus on:

    • Friday, Nov. 17: 5-9pm
    • Saturday, Nov. 18: 9:30am-5pm
    • Sunday, Nov. 19: 11am-4pm

    The Holiday Bazaar is a juried arts & crafts show with five floors of displays throughout the RMSC campus. 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 the sale. Exhibitors come from across New York State, New England and as far away as Illinois and North Carolina.

    “This sale showcases the high quality work of extremely talented artists and fine craftspeople,” said Christine DeTurck, Women’s Council member and co-chair of the Holiday Bazaar committee. “For shoppers, that means a chance to purchase one-of-a-kind art and beautiful gifts, and to talk with the artists who created them. All funds that we raise benefit the RMSC and we are thrilled to be able to support them with this much-anticipated event.”

    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 the RMSC’s 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 RMSC Women’s Council Holiday Bazaar began 47 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 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. NEW THIS YEAR: a re-usable, heavy-duty Holiday Bazaar shopping bag is 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,

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