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Published on November 14, 2017 1:58PM

The Itinerant Artists Marketplace will celebrate its first anniversary on Tuesday, Nov. 21, with an all-day party at Lincoln City Outlets, featuring cookies for all guests and the chance to win a gift basket packed with artisan wares.

Entry forms for the gift basket raffle are available in the run up to the opening and the public are encouraged to drop by the store to pick one up and check out the range of arts and crafts on offer.

The Itinerant Artists Marketplace was envisioned by Lyle and Arlene Gowing and Anja Chavez as an opportunity for a collective of 12 local artisans to show their wares in a high-visibility, convenient storefront for the holiday season. It was originally supposed to open in November 2016 and close at the end of December that year.

But as word of the marketplace spread, it became apparent that the shop was a success and organizers decided to keep on going.

The marketplace currently features 18 local artisans, utilizing a wide variety of mediums to give the public a wonderful opportunity to choose-one-of-a-kind gifts and personal must-haves that are truly unique.

Offerings include Pendleton wool selvedge rugs; beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings; leather purses, wallets and belts; coloring books; glass art; gourmet dog treats; inspiring wall art; handmade ponchos; handmade essential oils; hand-felted wraps, scarves and table runners; scroll saw home décor items; sea shell wreaths; porcelain wall art; photography; knitted hats; and pet scarves.

The marketplace is located in suite 309 at the Lincoln City Outlets, next door to Harry & David.

The store will be open from 10 am to 8 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 21, with the gift basket drawing scheduled for 5 pm. No purchase is necessary and ticket holders need not be present to win.

For more information, call 541-669-1844.

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