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Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021

In town for Fall Break? Centenary Church hosting Artrepreneur Market

On Saturday October 7, the Centenary Macon Church will hold its second annual Artrepreneur Market for local Macon artists to  post booths selling their wares.

The market will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on College Street. They will also have a lunch of homemade soup and sandwiches.

Yvonne Stuart, an organizer of the event, said her church got the idea by viewing artist as entrepreneurs.

The event is a fundraiser for the Centenary Community Missions Men's Transition House Program. This program aids men who were formerly in rehabilitation as they try to find jobs and become reintegrated into society. Currently, eight men at various stages may stay in the home from eight months to a year as they find jobs.

Artists were found by advertising at various galleries [and] also in the church as well as Facebook,” Stuart said.

They include artists from all age groups and mediums selling art, baked goods, handmade soaps, skin care, jewelry, photography, purses, pottery, walking sticks and more.

Stuart said that the market “is an inexpensive way to find items for family for the holidays and give something unique and one of a kind that is more meaningful than a mass produced item.”

Provided by Centenary Church

Mercer Professor Carolyn Yackel is one of the vendors for the event. She is selling crafted temari balls as well as crocheted snowflakes.

She began making these items 18 years ago and is inspired by geometric shapes. She is a member of the Centenary Church where she first heard of the market, however this is her first time as a vendor. She said she has only ever traded with other mathematical artists.

Michael Williams, the photographer for the church, is also a vendor.

He will be displaying photographs of Macon as well as photos of his travels through California, a series of National Parks and places in Europe such as London, Paris and Florence. He will be displaying mostly digital photography, both matted and framed.

He began doing photography twenty years ago and this is also his first year being a vendor in the market.

William said the market has a wide diversity of art  and can give ideas to people for what they may want to do or buy in the futur


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