Keweenaw Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar set for Saturday

Kali Katerberg/Daily Mining Gazette A christmas wreath made by long time bazaar participant Lynn Anderson.

CALUMET — 24 years ago four women made a scheme over coffee for a Christmas bazaar that continued into the next generation.

Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the annual Keweenaw Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar meets again. This year’s bazaar will be held in the Calumet High school gym and as always feature homemade goods from local artists.

“It’s all good energy, a positive place to be on a saturday,” said organizer Lynn Anderson. Attendees will be able to peruse wares from around 30 different vendors. Offerings include, furniture, fresh greenery, jewelry, paintings and more.

Free to the community, the craft show will include music from local violin teacher Sydney Dharmavaram and a soup and salad lunch sponsored by the high school band. “It’s just fun,” Anderson said.

This is Anderson’s 18th year organizing the bazaar and participating as a vendor. She prepares all year for the day, hunting for goods to repurpose and rework. “It’s like a part of me, I’ve done it with my kids,” she said. A few of the original organizer’s children have returned to the bazaar as vendors themselves.

The wares are all high quality work from local artists, according to Anderson. “It’s amazing the art that they do.”