From our hands
Janette Vanderhoop, a Wampanoag Indian, makes jewelry inspired by Native American designs. She sold her pieces at the annual Artisans Festival on Dec. 2 and 3. Photo by Jeremy W. Smith
Island artists and craftspeople sell their unique items in many locations year-round. One of their favorite events is the annual Artisans Festival held at the Martha's Vineyard Regional High School. This year the festival was held on the first weekend in December, a busy weekend for holiday bazaars. Proceeds from the Artisans Festival go toward a scholarship awarded to a regional high school student.
Sherrill Hope works the counter at the Martha's Vineyard Craft Cooperative in Vineyard Haven.
The charming little shop is filled with such a variety of items that it is hard to give an overview, which is just as well: you should go and see for yourself. Many items are discounted due to the closing.
For more information on the scholarship fund, call Andrea Rogers at 508-693-8989.