History

 

Then and Now.....

Our first show was held on November 14, 1987, with 66 craft booths and about 900 shoppers. The concession stand consisted of a crock pot of soup and some hot dogs. By 1998, the show had grown to 210 craft booths and about 7,500 shoppers along with the welcome addition of Saline Community Education in 1999 to assist with the growing organizational needs of the show. Along the way the funds raised by the show helped support the Saline Future Homemakers of America Chapter, which at that time was one of the largest in the country. In 1997, the December show was added also with the assistance of Saline Community Education. In Spring 2004, a new show was added highlighting spring indoor and outdoor decor and fashions. In 2005 the November show had 250 craft booths and almost 10,000 shoppers, and the December show was moved to Friday night. The funds raised by the shows today support numerous Saline High School teams and clubs along with various community-based youth programs.

Mission Statement....

Our mission is to provide a quality, juried craft show that will benefit both our customers and school community. The youth groups involved have the opportunity to practice life skills and leadership as well as earn money for their activities. These crafters' displays embody skills and reflect respect for both the materials used and the processes. Their handcrafted products feature original designs that can enhance the beauty of the buyer's environment whether used in the home, garden or personally.

Jury Process....

The Saline Schools Craft Shows are juried craft shows to ensure show visitors and shoppers of receiving the highest quality, one-of-a-kind and limited edition work. The jurying process is conducted by a panel of committee members. Each crafter is required to submit photos, which are anonymously viewed by the jury. Entries are judged on the quality of workmanship, creativity and originality. This process assures the standard of excellence that the Saline Schools Craft Shows bring to our area year after year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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