The Fall & Winter Season of the 21st Annual Boardwalk Craft Market in Old Poway Park is now underway and will continue on every Saturday of the month until December 21. The juried show and sale features contemporary artists who work in traditional arts and crafts: wood, metal, glass, clay, fabric, fibers, soap making, painting and photography.   Old Poway Park is located at 14134 Midland Road in Poway. Boardwalk Craft Market hours are 8 am to 2 pm. For further information call 858-486-3497.
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Old Poway Park, the City of Poway’s award winning Heritage Park, uses Living History to show how knowledge of the past can enrich lives in the present. The park celebrates life in America at the turn of the 20th Century when the Arts & Crafts Movement inspired a handcraft revival influencing architecture, jewelry, fashion and home furnishings around the world. Artists who participate in the Boardwalk Craft Market are juried on a high standard of craftsmanship and creativity. In keeping with the park’s Living History theme, their work shows a connection to traditional arts & crafts of the past. In the spirit of the Arts & Crafts Movement they create “beautiful and useful things” relevant to today’s lifestyles. Approximately 35 to 40 artists participate in the Boardwalk Craft Market each year, with each artist setting their own schedule of attendance.
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The Boardwalk Craft Market takes place rain or shine on the park’s roofed south boardwalk surrounding the Poway Historical Society’s Heritage Museum. Other events in Old Poway Park on Saturday mornings include the Farmers Market from 8 am to 11:30 am and the Poway Midland Railroad’s steam locomotive, trolley and speeder car operations from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information on Old Poway Park events, contact the park office at (858) 668-4576 or see www.poway.org/oldpowaypark.
Information for attached photos: Poway Arts & Crafts Guild members Chris Stell with her dichroic glass sculptures and Criss Stern “The Quilt Lady” who was the 2012 Old Poway Park Artist-in-Residence. Also shown:  wooden cutting boards by PACG member Dennis Caldwell.