Art From the Heart Craft Show slated for Saturday

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO The third annual Art From the Heart Craft Show will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fisher Community Center. Bath bombs, quilts, blankets, pillows, painted sweatshirts, crocheted items and more will be available, including wood art (pictured).

Shop local.

This the the mindset of Heather Sanders, who will be hosting her third annual Art From the Heart Craft Show on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fisher Community Center.

Sanders, who resides in Ankeny, noted that the Marshalltown-based show is one of the most popular area events she does.

“I really like Marshalltown because customers are so nice to deal with and my vendors like coming back for other events,” she said in a previous interview.

Bath bombs, quilts, blankets, pillows, painted sweatshirts, various wooden wares, crocheted items and more will be available.

“It’s a good opportunity to enjoy getting out of the house in the winter and buy heartfelt gifts for the special people in your life,” Sanders said.

She noted that one of the more unusual products available will be memory beads and bracelets made from dried flowers, and can be used to memorialize special people and events.

While the show is aimed at last minute Valentine’s Day shoppers, there will be something for everyone.

“It won’t all be romantic stuff; you can certainly buy things for yourself,” she added.

Everyone who attends will receive one free raffle ticket, for a chance to win a variety of prizes. Additional tickets are $1 each, with money going towards a local animal rescue organization called Iowa Stars for Animals.

Gift wrapping will be available from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with lunch items served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., including sloppy joes, walking tacos and baked goods.

The craft show is free admission, open to the public.

Those interested in signing up to be a vendor may contact Sanders at: 515-371-9156.

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Contact Sara Jordan-Heintz at 641-753-6611 or sjordan@timesrepublican.com