Flagler College will host the annual “Flagler Creates!” handmade festival on Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the College’s West Lawn.
“Flagler Creates!” is a festival that offers Flagler students, faculty, staff, alumni and Flagler families the opportunity to display and sell items they have created, including
a great variety of items such as artwork, jewelry, sewn items, clothing, accessories and photography. There will also be raffles held for various items to benefit the Flagler College Annual Fund. All participant entry fees will also go to benefit the Annual Fund.
"This is a huge opportunity for local business owners and specialty shop owners to come and discover new and unique handmade items to carry in their stores," said Marsha LeDuke, who works in the College’s counseling center and helped create the event with assistant registrar Shonas Kibbee. "Our intent is to help promote the Flagler community. We wanted to encourage and give the opportunity to Flagler students, staff, faculty and alumni to exhibit and sell their work and at the same time help the Flagler College Annual Fund with its growth."
Kibbee believes that “Flagler Creates!” is a fantastic way for the College to share its community members’ talents with the public.
“It’s an exciting time of the year in St. Augustine and on campus - preparing for midterms, Nights of Lights, the holidays, final exams,” said Kibbee. “We’re hoping to add ‘Flagler Creates!’ to the list of things that make this time of year exciting in St. Augustine and on campus.”
In addition to benefitting the Flagler College Annual Fund and providing an avenue for the Flagler community to show off their talents and creativity, it will also serve as a student club fundraiser opportunity.
"We're trying to help foster the entrepreneurial spirit so eloquently displayed by Henry Flagler by offering this opportunity to the Flagler community," said LeDuke.
The festival will be held on the Flagler College campus and is free and open to the public. Free event parking will be available in the Markland House parking lot located on Markland Place.