Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival returns to McLean Community Center |

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From December 3-5, the McLean Community Center will host its 39th annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival, featuring a wide variety of high-quality handmade items just in time for the holidays.

The indoor show presents the work of 80 talented and expert regional artisans. The salon offers customers the opportunity to shop locally and find unique gifts for all budgets.

Products for sale from artisans include pottery, glass, jewelry, holiday decorating, mixed media, fashion accessories, wood, fine art, artisan foods, and soaps.

“This is a fun and festive community event that is sure to inspire holiday cheer,” said Catherine Nesbitt, special events manager for the community center. “Esteemed jurors have carefully selected artists who have created extraordinary and affordable treasures. “

Proceeds from the show benefit the Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships and supports the arts.

Produced by the center in collaboration with the Guilde des artisans, the show hours are 11 am to 7 pm on Friday, December 3; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 4; and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 5. An on-site cafe will provide food and drink during show hours.

Admission is $ 5, free for children 12 and under. The entrance fee is good for the three days of the show.

For more information, see the website at

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