A variety of local products, handcrafted creations and home/garden items are featured as more than 75 vendors are confirmed for the annual Spring Bazaar in Hermiston.

In addition to supporting local artisans, people can pick up some unique items and possibly spark a bit of creativity for their own projects.

Presented by Hermiston Parks and Recreation, the free event is Saturday, May 14, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hermiston Community Center, 415 S. Highway 395.

Vendor booths are both indoors and outdoors. For more information, call 541-667-5018 or search www.hermiston.or.us/Hermiston-Live.

After shopping at the community center, head to downtown Hermiston for the 2022 Art Festival. Hosted by the Hermiston Downtown District, the art show and sale runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside Main Street businesses and on Festival Street.

“These events go really well together on a spring Saturday and take place just a few blocks apart in Hermiston’s downtown core,” said Brandon Artz, Hermiston Parks and Recreation director. “This gives the community a chance to not only celebrate local art and crafts but to see what’s new at locally-owned businesses.”

In addition to showcasing local professional and student artists — who will be vying for cash awards — the downtown event includes live entertainment, a story time and a gift basket drawing. For a fee, adults and kids can participate in a painting class presented by Michelle Walchli. Also, those in attendance are invited to cast a vote for the people’s choice award.

For questions, call 541-289-1112, search www.facebook.com/Hermistondowntown or stop by the event’s information booth on Festival Street.

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Contact community writer Tammy Malgesini at tmalgesini@eastoregonian.com or 541-564-4532.

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