If you're looking to buy your loved ones something homemade for the holidays you're in luck. A craft fair is coming to Charlottesville, and part of the proceeds will go to a good cause.
A group of artisans known as the Cville Craft Attack are preparing for their annual Cville Holiday Craftacular. It will be their 7th annual craft fair, featuring 21 vendors selling jewelry, glassware, paper goods, toys, and accessories. The event is free and part of the proceeds from sales will go to the Piedmont Council for the Arts.
"We support the arts, clearly because we're in it, and we want the community to support the arts and we feel like if we can bring the products to them it will help them to be able to buy handmade for their friends and family," said Tavia Brown, a member of Cville Craft Attack.
Brown said homemade gifts are becoming more and more popular with campaigns urging people to buy local. "With Charlottesville being so full of wonderful artisans it's nice to be able to create this event so that people can come to this event and have a variety of items to choose from," she said.
The Cville Holiday Craftacular takes place on Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cityspace on the downtown mall.
Cville Craft Attack is also giving away a free gift each day leading up to the event. Thursday is the last day to win the gift. Visit their blog or Facebook page for more information.