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Announcing Our 44th Annual Christmas Show and Sale

Show Schedule

Below is our daily Christmas Show schedule:

Note that we do not have meetings in November or December due to our Christmas Show and Sale.

Directions to the meeting

2016 Board Members

President — Sandra Dickau

Vice President — Dorothy Hayes

Treasurer — Jane Oakes

Assistant Treasurer — Joyce LaPorte

Secretary — Lisa Gray

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Lebanon Art and Crafts Association
P.O. Box 188
Lebanon, NH 03766

2016 Christmas Show and Sale Photos

Photos of our 2016 Christmas Show and Sale will be posted to our 2016 Christmas show page and on our Facebook page after the show opens.

Thank you

Thank you to Duane Cook from Benning Street Square, Inc., who helped us with our 2014 and 2015 shows on Benning Street in West Lebanon, NH.

Thank you to Richard Houle from the Beverage King who helped us with the set up of our 2013 show next to Abby's Closet.

The Lebanon Art and Crafts Association wishes to express our thanks to the owners of various store fronts who have been gracious enough to allow us to rent space for our annual Christmas show and sale for all the years we have been organized. We sincerely thank Lebanon College for use of their space for our 2012 show.

Special thanks to the W. S. Weiner Dev. from Massachusetts, owner of the Upper Valley Shopping Plaza  who have helped us to put our show in operation for several years including 2007-2011.

Handcrafted Gifts for Everyone On Your List!

Our 44th Annual Christmas Show and Sale is going on now at the Staples Plaza at 254 North Plainfield Road, Route 12A, West Lebanon, New Hampshire until December 24, 2016.

Raffle

This year we have two items in our raffle: (1) a painted outdoor bench made by Ken Hall and (2) an LACA sampler filled with items made by our members including the sleigh that you see below. Click on the photos for a larger photo.

The raffle drawing is December 22.

The painted outdoor bench made by Ken Hall(1) The painted outdoor bench made by Ken Hall
Raffle items made by our members, including wooden goblets, seed bombs, jewelry, soap, and much more.(2) Wooden goblets, seed bombs, jewelry, soap, and much more.
(2) Decorative hand-painted sleigh(2) Decorative hand-painted sleigh

The proceeds of our raffle goes to our Lebanon Art and Crafts Association Scholarship in Memory of Alden Burt, which since 1999 has given away over $13,000 to qualified high school seniors pursuing a degree in the arts.

Show and Sale Photo Slideshow

All items below were carefully and proudly handmade by the members listed. These photos are only a sample of the variety of items that you will find at our store this year.

More photos of our members' crafts are on the Members page off of the 2016 Show page. Photos are added over the course of the show.

Click the photo to pause the slide show; move your mouse away from the photo to restart.

On the left is the entrance to the Staples Plaza featuring our bright Lebanon Art & Crafts flag.  On the right is the storefront entrance. Our raffle items this year starting at clockwise from top left: (1) wooden bench, box filled with gifts made by the LACA members, and a wooden sleigh;  (2, 3) close up of the items in the box; and (4) a hand-painted sleigh. Barbara Richmond's space this year (clockwise from top left):  (1) overview of her booth; (2) placemats; (3) purses; (4) and doll clothes. Chris Wagner's space this year (clockwise from top left):  (1) overview of her booth; (2) ornaments; (3) knit and crocheted scarves; and (4) origami.  Cindy Fluette's space this year (clockwise from top left):  (1) overview of her booth; (2) back and tummy packs; (3) potpourri angels; and (4) purses. Dorothy Hayes' space this year (clockwise from top left):  (1) overview of her booth; (2) hand-knit dishcloths, napkins, and placemats; (3) angels; and (4) wall hangings. Erika Konkel's space this year (clockwise from top left):  (1) overview of her booth; (2) pull toys; (3) cloth napkins; and (4) pet beds. Fay Youells' space this year (clockwise from top left):  (1) loon wall art; (2) wooden cardinal Christmas ornaments; (3) owl tissue holder; and (4) painted glassware. Garrick Ippolito's space this year (clockwise from top left):  (1) overview of his booth; (2) self-designed scroll work; (3) wooden state plaques; and (4) wooden unpainted Christmas ornaments. Jane Oakes' space this year (clockwise from top left):  (1) overview of her booth; (2) spring floral arrangements; (3) Christmas wall art; and (4) fall/winter wreath. Jean McGrath's space this year (clockwise from top left):  (1) overview of her booth; (2) Christmas table floral arrangement; (3) Kleenex holders (suitable for large Kleenex); and (4) cat door stops. Jen Lucier's space this year (clockwise from top left):  (1) overview of her booth; (2) Christmas cards; (3) Christmas ornaments that double as stocking stuffers; and (4) gift boxes. Joyce LaPorte's space this year (clockwise from top left):  (1) overview of her booth; (2) tea cup bird feeders; (3) bracelets; and (4) cat toys. Kay Mariotti's space this year (clockwise from top left):  (1) overview of her booth; (2) Kay's famous felted and crochet's bears; (3) chipmunk Christmas ornament; and (4) crocheted hats. Lisa Gray's space this year (clockwise from top left):  (1) overview of her booth; (2) seed bombs (annuals seeds encased in potting soil and air dried clay); (3) popsicle shaped soap; and (4) handmade strawberry jam. Lois Taitague's space this year (clockwise from top left):  (1) overview of her booth; (2) macrame hemp/cotton cords; (3) bracelets; and (4) earrings and necklackes with macrame cording. Nicole Dunham's space this year (clockwise from top left):  (1) overview of her booth; (2) ache relief and foot and sore muscle lotions; (3) tangerine lemon bath bombs and shower fizzies; (4) goat's milk body butter. Sandra Dickau's space this year (clockwise from top left):  (1) painted decorative plate; (2) hand-sewn clutch purses; (3) all-season nature cards; (4) hand-painted ornaments. Shirley Wahl's space this year (clockwise from top left):  (1) overview of her booth; (2) cloth gift envelopes; (3) reversible place mats; (4) exercise 'blocks', part of her series of fun gifts and stocking stuffers. Susan Cutting's space this year (clockwise from top left):  (1) overview of her booth; (2) gift bags with honey and maple syrup samplers; (3) creamed honey and New Hampshire maple syrup; (4) sample of one of the many beeswax candles at her booth. Valerie and Carl Hill's space this year (clockwise from top left):  (1) overview of their booth; (2) hand-turned wooden bowls; (3) all-season gift cards; (4) trivets/coasters that feature their photography.
On the left is the entrance to the Staples Plaza featuring our bright Lebanon Art & Crafts flag. On the right is the storefront entrance.
Our raffle items this year starting at clockwise from top left: (1) wooden bench, box filled with gifts made by the LACA members, and a wooden sleigh; (2, 3) close up of the items in the box; and (4) a hand-painted sleigh.
Barbara Richmond's space this year (clockwise from top left): (1) overview of her booth; (2) placemats; (3) purses; (4) and doll clothes.
Chris Wagner's space this year (clockwise from top left): (1) overview of her booth; (2) ornaments; (3) knit and crocheted scarves; and (4) origami.
Cindy Fluette's space this year (clockwise from top left): (1) overview of her booth; (2) back and tummy packs; (3) potpourri angels; and (4) purses.
Dorothy Hayes' space this year (clockwise from top left): (1) overview of her booth; (2) hand-knit dishcloths, napkins, and placemats; (3) angels; and (4) wall hangings.
Erika Konkel's space this year (clockwise from top left): (1) overview of her booth; (2) pull toys; (3) cloth napkins; and (4) pet beds.
Fay Youells' space this year (clockwise from top left): (1) loon wall art; (2) wooden cardinal Christmas ornaments; (3) owl tissue holder; and (4) painted glassware.
Garrick Ippolito's space this year (clockwise from top left): (1) overview of his booth; (2) self-designed scroll work; (3) wooden state plaques; and (4) wooden unpainted Christmas ornaments.
Jane Oakes' space this year (clockwise from top left): (1) overview of her booth; (2) spring floral arrangements; (3) Christmas wall art; and (4) fall/winter wreath.
Jean McGrath's space this year (clockwise from top left): (1) overview of her booth; (2) Christmas table floral arrangement; (3) Kleenex holders (suitable for large Kleenex); and (4) cat door stops.
Jen Lucier's space this year (clockwise from top left): (1) overview of her booth; (2) Christmas cards; (3) Christmas ornaments that double as stocking stuffers; and (4) gift boxes.
Joyce LaPorte's space this year (clockwise from top left): (1) overview of her booth; (2) tea cup bird feeders; (3) bracelets; and (4) cat toys.
Kay Mariotti's space this year (clockwise from top left): (1) overview of her booth; (2) Kay's famous felted and crochet's bears; (3) chipmunk Christmas ornament; and (4) crocheted hats.
Lisa Gray's space this year (clockwise from top left): (1) overview of her booth; (2) seed bombs (annuals seeds encased in potting soil and air dried clay); (3) popsicle shaped soap; and (4) handmade strawberry jam.
Lois Taitague's space this year (clockwise from top left): (1) overview of her booth; (2) macrame hemp/cotton cords; (3) bracelets; and (4) earrings and necklackes with macrame cording.
Nicole Dunham's space this year (clockwise from top left): (1) overview of her booth; (2) ache relief and foot and sore muscle lotions; (3) tangerine lemon bath bombs and shower fizzies; (4) goat's milk body butter.
Sandra Dickau's space this year (clockwise from top left): (1) painted decorative plate; (2) hand-sewn clutch purses; (3) all-season nature cards; (4) hand-painted ornaments.
Shirley Wahl's space this year (clockwise from top left): (1) overview of her booth; (2) cloth gift envelopes; (3) reversible place mats; (4) exercise "blocks", part of her series of fun gifts and stocking stuffers.
Susan Cutting's space this year (clockwise from top left): (1) overview of her booth; (2) gift bags with honey and maple syrup samplers; (3) creamed honey and New Hampshire maple syrup; (4) sample of one of the many beeswax candles at her booth.
Valerie and Carl Hill's space this year (clockwise from top left): (1) overview of their booth; (2) hand-turned wooden bowls; (3) all-season gift cards; (4) trivets/coasters that feature their photography.

Directions

We are in the Staples plaza in the former Encore Books location in West Lebanon. For directions, please use the map below or use this Google link.

Hours

  • Sunday through Thursday 10 am to 6 pm
  • Friday and Saturday 10 am to 8 pm

Print Promotion

Lebanon Art & Crafts Association was featured in the December Valley News Enterprise on page 29.

Here is a link to the publication.

Radio Promotion

Lebanon Art & Crafts Association sincerely thanks Bob Sherman of Great Eastern Radio for arranging and HOME Partners of sponsoring radio advertising on WGXL 92.3 to support our current Christmas Show and Sale in the Staples Plaza in West Lebanon.

WNTK's Keith Hanson interviewed Lebanon Art and Crafts Associaton Vice President Dorothy Hayes on Live and Local in the Morning on Friday, December 2.

While at Our Show

  • Purchase a raffle ticket to support our scholarship fund for area high school students pursuing a degree in the arts. Raffle winners will be notified before Christmas.
  • Pick up a scholarship application for your graduating senior pursuing a degree in the arts.
  • Join our mailing list to receive an invitation to next year's show.
  • Pick up a membership application to join LACA with your crafts in 2017.

Thank You

Our sincere thanks to Peter Johnson and Bruce Waters who helped us with the show location this year.

About LACA

The Lebanon Art and Crafts Association (LACA) is a cooperative membership organization based in the Upper Valley area of New Hampshire.

The active and helpful members of LACA represent a wide variety of crafts and craft people in the Upper Valley. 

Types of Membership

We offer the following two types of membership:

  1. Individual: "Anyone actively involved in the pursuit of art or crafts and who expects to take an active part in the Association may become a member upon payment of dues."
  2. Group: "A group of up to three individuals engaged in collaboratively producing arts or crafts...Group Memberships of more than three individuals shall be approved by the Board.")
More information about membership is available in our bylaws, which can be downloaded from our Applications/Forms page.

Lebanon Art and Crafts Association Scholarship in Memory of Alden Burt

Each May we select a deserving high school senior who shows a proficiency in the arts and will be pursuing the arts as their minor or major in college. Since 1999, LACA has donated over $13,000 to local area schools. These funds are generated from sales and raffles at our annual Christmas show, which is located in rented space somewhere in the Upper Valley.

The latest application is listed on our Applications page.

President Sandra Dickau painted this storage box.President Sandra Dickau painted this storage box.