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Handcrafters Guild Arts & Crafts Show Comes to Vienna

Thanksgiving weekend tradition draws shoppers from throughout region.

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Francine Heckert, formerly of Vienna, flies in from New Mexico with her "dough" ornaments which can be personalized on the spot. There’s an ornament for pretty much any interest and lifestyle.

The Northern Virginia Handcrafters Guild Arts & Crafts Show annually takes over the Vienna Community Center for three days of the Thanksgiving weekend. Hundreds of shoppers looking for unique or one-of-a-kind gifts converged Friday through Sunday, Nov. 29 and 30, and Dec. 1, browsing, talking to vendors, and buying.

More than 70 artisans sold handcrafts, from art to jewelry, from ornaments to fabric works, from woodwork to mixed-media. Vendors come from throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia and as far away as New Mexico.

If you missed the 2013 showcase, put it on your calendar for next year.