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SOUTH SHORE: Art show

Published on: November 21, 2018

Made by Hand Art Show called 

‘true community event’  

Large crowds of people turned out for the Made By Hand Art Show & Sale Nov. 17 at the Firehouse Cultural Center in Ruskin. Estimated attendance was about 400, said events coordinator Beth Stein.

“It was a great show,” said a highly animated Kate Hamilton, one of the show’s organizers. “We were really happy with the crowds. Everyone who came seemed to bump into someone they knew. It was a true community event, which was our intent.   

Made by Hand featured 20 local artisans who showed and sold their original creations in works of glass, fabric, jewelry, pottery, mixed media, 3D art, acrylics, wood, children’s literature and more.

Artist Virginia Spalter, of Apollo Beach, displays her unique glass creations and jewelry at the Made by Hand Art Show & Sale.

Beth Stein, of the Firehouse Cultural Center, right, chats with artist Linda Pieroth Smith during the recent Made by Hand Art Show & Sale.

Organizers were pleased with the large numbers of people who turned out for the recent Made by Hand Art Show & Sale.

Sitting on the step of the Firehouse Cultural Center Fire Truck, artist Sandy Doran shows off her colorful crocheted cacti.

Erin Dodd, of Plant City, shows off a piece of her broken glass art outside the Firehouse Cultural Center.

Children’s book author David Scott Lillis holds two of his original publications at his Made by Hand display Nov. 17 at the Firehouse Cultural Center.

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Artist Dee Hood peeks out from behind her display of one-of-a-kind jewelry at the Made by Hand Show Art & Sale Nov. 17 at the Firehouse Cultural Center.

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