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January 31, 2014

Handmade crafts, vintage items among Craftapalooza’s offerings

Exhibitors from the Wichita area and from four nearby states will bring their treasures to Century II on Saturday for the sixth Craftapalooza and Fabulous Vintage Market.

Exhibitors from the Wichita area and from four nearby states will bring their treasures to Century II on Saturday for the sixth Craftapalooza and Fabulous Vintage Market.

Open for six hours, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the market will feature handmade arts and crafts, antique and vintage items, bling and glamor boutiques, jewelry, home decor and repurposed “funky junk.”

Admission is $3, and free for children under 12.

“We want a craft show but a little bit different,” said Russell Cooper of Montage Festivals of Arcadia, Okla., which puts on the event. “That’s why we infuse the vintage and antiques and primitive. ... We want to have something for everybody: handmade, boutique and vintage. They’re fun.”

Exhibitors will be mostly from Wichita and surrounding towns, Cooper said, but they will also come from Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado and Texas, he said.

There were three such markets in Wichita last year, and Saturday’s market will be the first of three this year, Cooper said. The next dates will be July 26 and Nov. 8, according to Montage’s website, www.montagefestivals.com.

The market will be in Exhibition Hall; use the north entrance of Century II.

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