After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Annual Downtown Sarasota Spring Craft Fair is back for the second time this weekend.
The event will feature the art and crafts of more than 100 local and national vendors showcasing handmade jewelry, pottery, ceramics, photography, paintings, clothing and more. With such a vast array of items, prices range anywhere from $15 to $3,000, so there's something for every budget. And last-minute Mother's Day shoppers can save the day with plants, handmade soaps or gourmet spices.
Local photographer Craig Sheffield will be among the vendors. "Because it's so centrally located, a lot of people come in from Siesta Key and Longboat, where I've done shows and sold my work," he says. "I love seeing those people come back to tell me how much they love it, and buy something else."
Since there will be a flurry of vendors, he suggests "seeing what everyone has. Don't buy the first thing you see because you may see something else you'd rather have." Also, take the opportunity to meet the maker and connect with the artist firsthand since they're both the artist and the vendor this weekend.
The fair is Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at Five Points Park, 1 Central Ave., Sarasota. Click here for more information.