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Artists to be celebrated June 30

June 18, 2012

LAPAZ — The Briar Patch in LaPaz will hold its fourth annual folk art show and sale Saturday, June 30. About 15 vendors will have their work displayed, and items include vintage, handcrafted, and antique items.
"For the last four years we have held this show in an attempt to showcase local artisans and encourage folks to visit Marshall County", said Phyllis Horvath owner of The Briar Patch. "I believe that small hometown festivals are making a comeback, folks crave the Mayberry days of wandering around the 'county fair' and seeing what their neighbors have to offer."
A folk song group called the New Town Cryers will be performing in the morning, and the Country Griller will be offering sandwiches throughout the day. Horvath's sustainable living group, Farm Chicks, will be doing demonstrations on rug hooking and soap making for attendees.
"This gathering is a free event, and the hope is that folks will stop by and see vendors from around the area who gather to show and sell their products," said Horvath. "We have so much talent that goes unnoticed because not everyone has the opportunity to have a store front to show their wares."
Items for sale include wind chimes made from vintage materials, hand-loomed rugs, birdhouses, and garden art. Attendees will also have the chance to meet the artist who created their one-of-kind purchases. After perusing vendor's offerings and the Briar Patch products, attendees can wander the garden on the grounds.
Or, photos will be taken next to "Rackety Boom," an 1940 International truck that sits among the flowers.
The Briar Patch is located on mile west of US 6 and 31 in LaPaz, then one mile north on Oak. To find out more about The Briar Patch, visit www.thebriarpatchgardenshop.blogspot.com.

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