Remember the old-time bazaars when you could stock up on unique holiday gifts and treats? Well, get prepared for a date with nostalgia when you visit the fifth annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Bazaar at St. Ignatius Loyola Hall on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

With more than 20 artists, crafters and charitable organizations selling their goods, there is something for everyone.

There will be paintings and photographs from local artists; handmade jewelry featuring beautifully polished Caymanite; handbags; hand-painted signs; and a locally written cookbook, as well as a large variety of other crafts.


Janice Brown will have new products highlighted by her artwork available at the bazaar, including her Cayman cushion tray, Cayman address book, Cayman designs on micro-fiber cloth and a 2017 Cayman calendar.

Photographer Sharon Davies offers a range of underwater and terrestrial macro photography, mostly representing the Cayman Islands, but also including some work from travels in the U.K. and U.S.

Homemade baked goods and tasty treats will be on the menu when shoppers want to take a break.

Face painting and henna tattoos by Shilpa Tagalpallewar will also be available at the bazaar, so make sure to bring along the kids. Her designs are extraordinary, and she is always very popular with the children.

Squirrelly Studio will be there with their trendy signs, handmade in the Cayman Islands, which inspire joy, love, happiness and positive vibes.

Participating charitable organizations include the Cayman Islands Gymnastics Association, Builders Club and various Guiding groups. Proceeds for organizing the event will go to Girlguiding Cayman Islands.

Girlguiding gives girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build strong friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference in their lives and their communities, organizers say.

Money raised from past bazaars have helped subsidize the cost of activities and programs for the girls, including buying tents for local camps and assisting with expenses to represent the Cayman Islands at international camps.

For additional information about the Christmas Arts and Crafts Bazaar or Girlguiding Cayman Islands, contact

Allison Taylor at [email protected]

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