Remember the old-time bazaars where you could stock up on unique one-of-a-kind holiday gifts and treats? Here’s your chance to relive the experience. With more than 25 artists, crafters and charitable organizations selling their goods, there is something for everyone at the Girl Guides Bazaar this Saturday at St. Ignatius on Walkers Road.

If you are looking for Caymanian crafts, there will be paintings and photographs from local artists, handmade jewelry, including Caymanite pieces, handbags, and hand-painted signs, homemade body products and essential oils, as well as a large variety of other crafts on offer.

Squirrelly Studio will be there with its trendy signs handmade in the Cayman Islands, which inspire joy, love, happiness and positive vibes. Island Girl Crafts is back again this year, selling a variety of lovely smelling, stress-relieving rice compresses, one-of-a-kind driftwood birthday calendars, and a great selection of eco-friendly reusable food wrap and snack bags made from organic beeswax in lots of great patterns and sizes.

There will be tons of activities for the kids, so be sure to bring them along. Ms. Bubblz the clown will be face painting and making balloon creations and beautiful henna tattoos and artwork by Shilpa will also be available. Tweenage Dreams will be there offering unique gifts and the latest trends in toys, games, electronics and accessories for tween girls.

Hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade baked goods and tasty treats will be on sale, so be sure to bring your appetite!

Photographer and fine artist Sharon Davies offers a range of both underwater and terrestrial macro photography. In addition, she will be offering hand-drawn prints, which have a zentanglesque aspect, original acrylic paintings on canvas and handmade Christmas cards. Cayman Essentials will be selling premium quality essential oils and aromatherapy for holistic well-being at competitive prices. Aviation photographs and 2019 aviation calendars will also be available.

A plant stylist from Plant Based Studio will showcase Christmas and home decor items, using plants and materials found on the beach to create mini terrariums and other beautiful gifts.

Charitable organizations participating in the bazaar include Cayman Islands Gymnastics Association, Builders Club, Catholic Kids Clubs, Junior Achievement and various Guiding groups.

All proceeds for organizing the event go to Girlguiding Cayman Islands.

Girlguiding gives girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities. Funds raised from past bazaars have helped to subsidize the cost of activities and programs for the girls, including purchasing of tents for local camps and assisting with expenses to represent the Cayman Islands at international camps.

For more information on the Christmas Arts & Craft Bazaar or Girlguiding Cayman Islands, contact Allison Taylor at [email protected] The Girl Guides’ Bazaar will be held at Loyola Hall at St. Ignatius Catholic School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

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