Owl Designer Fair 2014›› Emmy-Lou McMillan

The Owl Designer Fair is back on ­December 5 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and December 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone Avenue.

Over 40 of the city’s best artists and designers are bringing handmade gifts for all ages. Many of the yearly favourites will be there, along with a batch of newcomers with fresh new designs including fine woodworking, home decor, fashions for all ages, Waldorf-inspired toys, home decor, cozy knits, original art, jewelry, leatherwork, upcycled handbags, soaps and lotions, and so much more!

Partake in one of the free craft workshops hosted by The Make House, Craft School of Art, and Mirabeans. Workshops are free and first come, first serve by a sign-up sheet. Enjoy live tunes from some of Victoria’s most talented, with Mark Ednie, My Friend West, Marvin Thiele, Shauna Janz, Brett ­Wildeman, and Auto Jansz. Have warm drinks and tasty eats from Red Wagon Espresso and Deadbeetz food truck. Enter to win the famous Owl sampler gift basket filled with creative goodies from the vendors. Support your friends and ­neighbours by shopping locally and give gifts of handmade goodness this holiday season. Admission is $3 per adult at the door. Partial proceeds go to Fernwood NRG.

For more information, check out www.facebook.com/owldesignerfair.