Designing women Show to Benefit Women, Work, and Community

Women, Work, and Community (WWC) will again benefit from a designing women Fine Art and Craft show this fall.  On Saturday, November 19, the annual Freeport designing women show will be held at the Merriconeag School on Desert Road from 9 to 4.A large gift basket filled with beautiful products made and donated by the show’s exhibitors will be raffled off.  Proceeds from the raffle, food sales, and a $2 entrance fee directly support WWC’s community-based services.

designing women, bridging art and community since 1991, sponsors several shows featuring high quality arts and crafts by women artisans.  Each show benefits a local organization serving women and families.  The juried Freeport show will feature jewelry,
pottery, handwoven apparel, handbags and accessories, fine art, and more.

Women, Work, and Community offers training and individual assistance to help women succeed in their workplace, business, and community. Their programs help women build careers, manage money, start businesses, and become leaders throughout Maine.  Karen Perry, founder of designing women, and Michelle Henning, Coordinator of the Freeport show, are both graduates of WWC’s New Ventures Entrepreneurship Training program.

“Our partnership with designing women is an excellent example of two organizations supporting each others’ work and promoting the creative economy”, stated Gilda Nardone, WWC’s Executive Director.

For more information, visit the designing women website www.designingwomen.org.