Shoppers learn more about the products at Creighton Valley Apiaries during the Harrison Festival Art Market last Sunday

Festival Art Market Features Fraser Valley Artisans and Designers

2015 Harrison Festival of the Arts' nurtures locally hand crafted shopping culture

Beautiful British Columbia is home to a vast and diverse community of professional artisans and designers. The 37th annual Harrison Festival of the Arts, running until July 19 in Harrison Hot Springs showcases a sampling of this creative culture at their Festival Art Market, on again this Friday, July 17 through Sunday, July 19. Artisans and designers from as far away as the Okanagan region will be joining a strong showing from the local Fraser Valley.

“The Fraser Valley has a vibrant arts scene and we are very pleased to be welcoming such a broad selection of unique local vendors to our small lake side Village,” says Harrison Festival Society Artistic Director, Andy Hillhouse.

Set amongst the breathtaking mountain scenery of Harrison Lake, this juried market has been a staple feature of the Festival for more than 25 years.  The more than 50 plus vendors that make up this waterfront market offer a treasure trove of one-of-a-kind home decor, body care, food, fashion and artful creations amidst the small town atmosphere and hospitality of Harrison Hot Springs.

“We are proud to support and nurture locally produced handmade products,” says Hillhouse. “As a grassroots organization we know firsthand the importance of community minded small business in contributing to healthy communities.”

This year’s Harrison Festival showcases both the stellar talent of BC’s artisan community as well as national and international performers from around the globe. For 37 years the Harrison Festival has presented the very best in world quality performing and visual arts and 2015 is no exception.

With two music venues, a waterfront Art Market, Visual Art Exhibit, Children’s Day, weekend workshops and new Acoustic Stage the Harrison Festival of the Arts is an event for the whole family amidst the breathtaking scenery and small town atmosphere of beautiful Harrison Hot Springs.

Admission to the Festival Art Market is by donation. Complete lineup and tickets for the 37th annual Harrison Festival of the Art are available online at www.harrisonfestival.com, by phone at 604-796-3664 or in person at the Ranger Station Art Gallery in Harrison.