Annual Creative Hands Art Sale set for Nov. 5


“Let every skillful craftsman among you come and make all that the Lord has commanded”

Exodus 35:10

Ever since Biblical times when Bezalel received his commission from God to create the Tabernacle in the wilderness, Jews have had a strong interest in the visual arts. With this tradition in mind, Temple Emanu-El is holding its annual Creative Hands Art Sale on Sunday, Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Now in its third year, the event will feature a mixture of returning artists and new vendors. With local and regional artists and artisans as well as those from as far away as Missouri displaying and selling a variety of unique items, Creative Hands will offer a wide range of gifts not available elsewhere. Many media and materials, including painting, photography, jewelry, furniture, glass, wood, paper, textiles, metal,and polymer clay, will be represented. While most of the items on sale will appeal to all audiences, beautiful works of Judaica will be available as well. Items span a wide range of prices and a silent auction to be held throughout the day.

Past attendees are eagerly anticipating this year’s sale. As one happy buyer noted, “Last year’s Creative Hands sale featured so many great vendors and wonderful items.  I went there to buy holiday gifts but ended up purchasing a lot of beautiful things for myself, too. I’m looking forward to seeing what treasures I find this year!”

Admission is free and the venue is handicapped accessible. For more information about the Creative Hands Art Sale, visit, write, or call Temple Emanu-El at 401-331-1616.

MARJORIE PELCOVITS is a member of Temple Emanu-El.