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MARTIN COUNTY -- A free Spring craft festival will take over the street of downtown Stuart on April 27 and 28 to help support the local community, the arts and the Stuart Main Street programs.
This weekend, the finest crafters in the country will converge on Martin County to take part in this annual event, now in its 16th year.
"This festival has become a welcome tradition in Martin County," said AnaBelle Dweck, with Howard Alan Events. "It has become popular for the wide variety of original handmade crafts, as well as the affordable unique gift items on display."
More than 150 crafters from 30 different states will be present, having been hand-selected from the hundreds of applicants. The prices for the items will fit all budgets, which will be comprises of different media such as fold art, pottery, handmade clothing, candles, handbags, wood, stained glass and more.
The show will also be a juried show, with prizes being awarded to the crafters.
Also on hand will be a green market, featuring exotic plants, gourmet dips and spices and much more.
For the duration of the festival, Osceola Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from St. Lucie to Haney Circle and also down to Denver.
A portion of the proceeds from the festival will benefit the Stuart Main Street Program.
For more information, call (561) 746-6615 or go online to www.artfestival.com.