10 am-3 pm, Saturday, May 6
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2151 Dorset Road
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on Dorset Road is hosting its first Culture and Artisans Fair on Saturday, May 6, in partnership with Community Refugee and Immigration Services (CRIS).
The event will feature artisans from all over the world – many of whom are refugees, asylum seekers and others building a new life in the U.S. – showcasing and selling their artworks and handmade items. The event will also include food and music, with an opportunity for attendees to interact with the artisans and hear their stories.
The Culture and Artisans Fair received a $1,000 grant from the Community Relations Innovations Grant Program to provide financial assistance with event logistics and promotions. The event scored highly in the application process relative to the goals of the grant program:
- INFORMATION: Increase UA residents’ knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of diversity within UA and throughout Central Ohio.
- IDENTITY: Increase the number, type, and quality of positive interactions by non-residents with the UA community.
- INCLUSION: Increase the sense of belonging and inclusion of all UA citizens with a special focus on non-majority residents and those without pre-existing connections to UA.
Saint Mark’s is located at 2151 Dorset Road, Upper Arlington. The Fair will take place on the church’s front lawn, at the corner of Dorset and Tremont Roads. In the event of rain, the fair will be in the church’s parish hall, so come rain or shine.