Handmade festival ‘Flagler Creates!’ to be held Nov. 19

November 7, 2016

Flagler College will be hosting its seventh annual Flagler Creates! festival, featuring handmade items by the college’s students, faculty, staff and alumni on Saturday, Nov. 19. A portion of proceeds from participant donations will help finance student scholarships through the Flagler College Annual Fund. More than $5,000 has been donated to the fund since the event started in 2010.


A variety of handmade items will be available, including books/book-signings, artwork, jewelry, clothing, accessories, photography, wood working and prints. A special selection of handmade gifts will be offered for raffle.


Flagler Creates! is organized by the college’s Marsha LeDuke, office manager for the counseling center.


“The festival helps foster and celebrate the spirit of entrepreneurship demonstrated so poignantly by Henry Flagler,” she said. “Giving Flagler students, faculty, staff and alumni the opportunity to present their handiwork to the public for purchase cultivates their talents, and encourages their entrepreneurial spirit. In addition, festival proceeds help build the Flagler College Annual Fund through the money raised from raffles.  


The event, which takes place on the same day a traditional lighting ceremony kicks off St. Augustine’s “Nights of Lights” celebration, will also coincide with Flagler College Department of Art and Design's Block Party, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Known as relief printing, Art and Design students in Professor Don Martin's Printmaking class carved numerous designs on large, wooden blocks before applying a dark ink that can be transferred to canvases such as clothing, bedding or wall art. Guests are encouraged to bring up to two plain t-shirts to the event for their free, original block print. The Block Party takes place in the Kenan parking lot in front of Wiley Hall, located off of Valencia Street.


The community is invited to the free Flagler Creates! and Block Party events. The Flagler Creates! festival will be held in the Ringhaver Student Center, 50 Sevilla Street, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event parking will be available in the Markland House parking lot located on Markland Place. For more information, visit here or its Facebook page.