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Wednesday, May 16,2012

Get crafty at MSU

Arts and Crafts Show hosts more than 325 vendors

by Holly Johnson

This weekend, streets surrounding Michigan State University’s Union will host hundreds of art vendors ffor the annual MSU Spring Arts and Crafts Show. Sponsored by MSU’s University Activities Board, the show includes amore than 325 exhibitors selling handmade items, such as candles, furniture, jewelry, home and yard décor, aromatherapy supplies, clothing, children’s toys, paintings, photography, pottery, and sculpture.  

One may sense a rivalry between the MSU Spring Arts and Crafts Show and the East Lansing Arts Festival happening the same weekend, directly across the street, but UAB assistant manager Stephanie Bierlein says the events collaborate more than they compete.

“It’s an advantage for both shows because it’s double publicity,” said Bierlein. “People come in and see one show, they’re going to go to the other show, too. It’s really just an extended outreach to bring people into this area.”

Michigan State University Arts and Crafts Show

At the corner of Grand River Ave. and Abbot Road in East Lansing

9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 19; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 20

Free

(517) 355-3354

uabevents.com/artsandcrafts

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