Environmental Nature Center to host Artisans Marketplace
Community encouraged to buy local and support environmental education while shopping for holiday gifts this season.
Newport Beach, Calif., November 13, 2018 - The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) will be hosting its 5th annual Artisans Marketplace on December 2, 2018 from 11 am-4 pm. Over fifty local artisans will display a variety of handmade, eco-friendly, sustainable gifts just in time for the Holidays. Featured products include a variety of handmade jewelry, ceramics, candles, soaps, art, clothing and more.
“Purchasing from locally owned businesses has a positive impact on the economy and supports local communities,” said ENC Assistant Director Lori Whalen. “The Artisans Marketplace gives guests the opportunity to shop for unique gifts while spending time in nature instead of at a shopping mall.”
Artisans Marketplace vendors are handpicked by ENC staff for their eco-friendly products. Non-native plants, seashells, coral, and animal parts are not allowed. Shoppers will find minimal plastic, and are encouraged to bring re-usable shopping bags to carry their purchases.
A $2 entry fee goes directly to the Environmental Nature Center’s environmental education programs. The ENC is located at 1601 E. 16th Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663. For more information, visit encenter.org/visit-us/artisan-marketplace.