Consumers flock to the Lutz Arts & Crafts Exhibit

Barbara Karnay, of New Port Richey, waits for buyers less than the roof of the Character Coastline GFWC booth to get her Christmas wreaths that were being fashioned from clothespins. (Fred Bellet)

Right after calling off its most important fundraiser of the yr last 12 months, the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club resumed its well-known getaway searching festival and art clearly show in excess of the weekend at Keystone Prep Large, in Odessa.

The 42nd once-a-year Lutz Arts & Crafts Show featured loads of tasty treats to take in and myriad possibilities for shoppers seeking for exceptional goods for persons on their vacation reward lists.

The once-a-year arts and crafts exhibit —now  known all over the location — started modest, with a crafts present at the Outdated Lutz School.

It has been held in the latest a long time at Keystone Prep High, 18105 Gunn Freeway, in Odessa.

The function, geared with holiday break purchasing in head, has been held with out fail for many years, besides for two a long time. It was canceled in 2015 due to the fact of a sinkhole in Lake Park, and it was termed off past calendar year since of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It commonly attracts in between 20,000 and 30,000 more than the program of the weekend, offering men and women a chance to shop, take pleasure in every other’s company, and consider in the sights and seems.

This year’s function highlighted a lot more than 200 vendors. Santa was there and an orchestra performed getaway tunes.

The woman’s club works by using proceeds from the party to aid scholarships and quite a few community organizations and brings about.

Posted December 08, 2021

Artist Michael Howland’s fluidic work of an American flag was an eye-catcher for a lot of strolling through the Lutz Arts & Crafts Clearly show. Howland is from Keystone Heights, outside Gainesville.
Michele Northrup, a previous Lutz Guv’na, hawks her incredibly hot sauce. The Saucy Queen, of Lutz, gets an assist from Atlas Cortecero, as she allows the crowd know how saucy her sauce is.
Kathleen Nay makes her way into the menagerie of metal birds, section of a display screen underneath the tent of Robyn’s Yard of Metallic Backyard and Garden Ornaments. Nay, along with her sister, Elaine Duncan, equally of Tampa, were being examining out the inventive wares at the Lutz Arts & Crafts Demonstrate, presented by the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club, on the grounds of Keystone Prep Superior College in Odessa.
10-month-outdated Kate Aldridge lets out a yawn, as her mother Courtney Aldridge, of Land O’ Lakes, pushes her stroller alongside a single of the rows of vendor tents. Kate’s brother, Chandler Aldridge, 4, was there, as well, together with good friend Jill Melle, of Brooksville.
Timmy, a 3-calendar year-outdated French Bulldog, had it created in the shade as Jenny Engle wheels him by way of the arts and crafts show. Engle is fostering the dog for Southern Point out Bully Rescue. The lady was accompanied by her mate Krissy Mazza. They are the two from Shady Hills.
Mary Wealthy, of Land O’ Lakes, and Sharon Greene, of Tampa, glimpse around the aged wood post place of work boxes for sale under Paul D. King’s booth at the Lutz Arts & Crafts Exhibit. The packing containers — some of which day again to the 1800s — were transformed by King into personal savings banking institutions.
Invoice Genovese, of Tampa, and also a member of the New Horizons band, sported this heels-more than-head elf hat, incorporating merriment to the year.