March 28, 2023


Without Art It's Really Boring!!!

Customers flock to the Lutz Arts & Crafts Display

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Barbara Karnay, of New Port Richey, waits for customers underneath the roof of the Mother nature Coast GFWC booth to purchase her Xmas wreaths that had been fashioned from clothespins. (Fred Bellet)

Right after contacting off its major fundraiser of the calendar year past year, the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club resumed its well-liked holiday buying competition and artwork display about the weekend at Keystone Prep Substantial, in Odessa.

The 42nd once-a-year Lutz Arts & Crafts Present showcased a good deal of tasty treats to take in and myriad options for purchasers searching for exclusive products for people on their vacation present lists.

The annual arts and crafts show —now  known in the course of the region — started out small, with a crafts show at the Outdated Lutz School.

It has been held in modern many years at Keystone Prep Superior, 18105 Gunn Freeway, in Odessa.

The party, geared with getaway searching in brain, has been held with out fall short for a long time, except for two decades. It was canceled in 2015 due to the fact of a sinkhole in Lake Park, and it was named off previous yr simply because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It usually draws in amongst 20,000 and 30,000 over the course of the weekend, supplying men and women a prospect to store, delight in every single other’s business, and get in the sights and sounds.

This year’s event showcased a lot more than 200 suppliers. Santa was there and an orchestra performed holiday tunes.

The woman’s club uses proceeds from the party to guidance scholarships and many community businesses and brings about.

Revealed December 08, 2021

Artist Michael Howland’s fluidic operate of an American flag was an eye-catcher for many strolling through the Lutz Arts & Crafts Show. Howland is from Keystone Heights, outside Gainesville.
Michele Northrup, a previous Lutz Guv’na, hawks her warm sauce. The Saucy Queen, of Lutz, receives an assist from Atlas Cortecero, as she lets the crowd know how saucy her sauce is.
Kathleen Nay will make her way into the menagerie of metallic birds, component of a display screen under the tent of Robyn’s Back garden of Metal Back garden and Lawn Ornaments. Nay, along with her sister, Elaine Duncan, each of Tampa, were being examining out the creative wares at the Lutz Arts & Crafts Display, presented by the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club, on the grounds of Keystone Prep Higher School in Odessa.
10-month-previous Kate Aldridge lets out a yawn, as her mother Courtney Aldridge, of Land O’ Lakes, pushes her stroller along a single of the rows of vendor tents. Kate’s brother, Chandler Aldridge, 4, was there, far too, along with pal Jill Melle, of Brooksville.
Timmy, a 3-year-outdated French Bulldog, had it created in the shade as Jenny Engle wheels him as a result of the arts and crafts exhibit. Engle is fostering the pet dog for Southern Condition Bully Rescue. The female was accompanied by her good friend Krissy Mazza. They are both of those from Shady Hills.
Mary Abundant, of Land O’ Lakes, and Sharon Greene, of Tampa, seem about the aged wooden submit office environment packing containers for sale beneath Paul D. King’s booth at the Lutz Arts & Crafts Show. The boxes — some of which date back again to the 1800s — had been transformed by King into discounts banking institutions.
Invoice Genovese, of Tampa, and also a member of the New Horizons band, sported this heels-around-head elf hat, incorporating merriment to the period.

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