Los Alamos/White Rock Arts And Crafts Crawl Slated For Saturday

Knitted hats by Stellar Knitting. Courtesy photo

A knitted shawl by Stellar Knitting. Courtesy photo

TomStitchery Designs by Stephanie Pipis. Courtesy photo

TomStitchery Designs by Stephanie Pipis. Courtesy photo

A wreath by Judy Bjarke. Courtesy photo

A wreath made by Judy Bjarke. Courtesy photo

BY MAIRE O’NEILL
maire@losalamosreporter.com

During what is traditionally an active arts and crafts fair season in Los Alamos County, many people were feeling disappointed that they would not able to shop for treasures and unique gifts in the usual way. That’s when Jennifer Neil and Judy Bjarke came up with the idea to have a COVID-Safe Arts and Crafts Crawl from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 in Los Alamos and White Rock.

After posting about the idea on local social media, they were delighted when more than a dozen vendors in the two communities jumped on board offering a large variety of items ranging from pottery to wreaths.

As an added bonus, shoppers who visit all 13 vendors will have their names placed in a drawing for some $25 gift cards for Blue Window Café, Amazon, Target and Los Alamos Chamber Bucks.

All vendors and shoppers are required to wear masks and observe social distancing. The tables will be set up outside and shoppers are asked not to exceed five persons at a table at any given time.

Below is a list of participating vendors:

WHITE ROCK

Florence Riebe – 515 Paige Loop – framed Diamond Dot pictures

Janet Montoya – 515 Paige Loop – jewelry, ink pendants

Haylea Nisbet – 73 Bandolina Drive – macrame coasters and plant hangers

Carolyn Zerkle – 73 Bandolina Drive – candles, painted rocks, Halloween gourds

Jeanne Adkins – 78 Bandolina Drive – jewelry and miscellaneous

Atomic Soak (Leila Von Reyn) – 270 Donna – bath salts, foot soaks, soap

Sue Souza – 626 Meadow Lane  – adult/children’s masks, holiday masks

LOS ALAMOS

Stellar Knitting (Stella Cverna) – 40 D Verde Ridge – knitted accessories

TomStitchery Designs (Stefanie Pipis) – 3590 Gold Street – embroidery, small sewn items

Jacquelin Nolen – 2211 35th Street – handmade bags, crocheted blankets, doll clothes

Judy McKenzie – 1752 37th Street – holiday wreaths

Betty Bluebird Homemade (Karen Proctor) – 1753 A 39th Street – cards, plant holders and more

Father Theophan (Kenyon Mackey) – 2270 39th Street – pottery

Philip Brown – 4855 Yucca Street – photography, magnets, prints

Macrame coasters by Haylea Nisbit. Courtesy photo

Earrings by Haylea Nisbit. Courtesy photo

Diamond Dot picture by Florence Riebe. Courtesy photo

Diamond Dot picture by Florence Riebe. Courtesy photo

Halloween painted gourds and more by Carolyn Zerkle. Courtesy photo

Handpainted boxes by Carolyn Zerkle. Courtesy photo

A plant holder by Karen Proctor of Betty Bluebird. Courtesy photo

Betty Bluebird’s homemade cards. Courtesy photo

Betty Bluebird Homemade Cards. Courtesy photo

Some of the homemade items from Atomic Soak that will be available Saturday. Courtesy photo

Bath salts, foot soaks and soap are among the items to be offered by Atomic Soak during Saturdays Arts and Crafts Crawl. Courtesy photo