'Artisans Northwest' was started by Sharon Seibert in 1975 as 'The Craft Market', which took place in the old YMCA building in Fort William. It then moved to Ogden School for quite a few years. The name then changed to "The Art & Craft Market", which was run by Wim and Jo Baarchers. Artisans has grown from a once-monthly four hour market that moved from place to place, to a four event Christmas show that happened every second weekend in October, November and December at the Airlane Motel, to a final two-day event occurring on the second weekend every November at the Valhalla Inn.
Artisans Northwest is co-ordinated and run by its members as a non-for-profit organization. The work and displays are of the highest quality making it the premier art and fine craft show in the city.
To be accepted as an artisan, your art or craft must be submitted to a committee for jurying.
The show is also monitored, by the members, to maintain its high standards. The artists constantly come up with new and innovative items to keep the show looking fresh.
Come to the Valhalla Inn on the second weekend in November for an artistic extravaganza.