Local artisans and crafters are getting creative and coming together to display and sell their hand crafted items in support of the animals at the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA on Saturday, May 5th, from 10AM-5PM inside the old Whole Foods Building at Shoppers World Court on Route 29. With a variety of arts & crafts, this is a convenient opportunity to purchase a special gift for Mother’s Day or something for yourself.
Locally made crafts to include woodwork, pottery, jewelry, children’s clothes, dolls, gift cards, baked goods, handbags and more. There will also be a raffle to benefit the SPCA, and a face painter for the kids. Adoptable SPCA pets will also be at the event.
Susanne Kogut, SPCA Executive Director noted, “With this event you can buy local and adopt local in one stop, it is a win-win for everyone. We are grateful to all of the artists who make the Crafts for Critters Show such a special day.” Crafts for Critters, organizer, Heather Gerry of The Jade Butterfly, explained ‘‘the craft community loves the SPCA and all it does to help the animals in our community. We are all so happy that we can do something to support such an important cause.’’
The mission of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for the lost, abandoned, and homeless animals of the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle and to increase the number of these animals being placed in appropriate, loving, and permanent homes through adoptions, foster care, and outreach, and to set a standard of excellence and leadership in shelter animal care, humane education, and progressive animal welfare programs.