By Faith Jarrell
Student Life Editor
The second-ever Art Market hosted by the Art and Art History Club took place on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Goose Nest.
The first Art Market took place last spring during War on the Shore, which is the annual men’s lacrosse game between Washington College and Salisbury University. Since War on the Shore was held by WC last year, the Art and Art History Club took the opportunity to have students sell their art at the event.
“We did one in the spring with War on the Shore and it was really successful and a lot of student artists had a really good time so we decided to do it again that coincides with a holiday market because people are inclined to shop,” vice president of Art and Art History club senior Sophia Lennox said.
During War on the Shore last spring, the sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha also held an event,
which was a carnival. Due to this, members of ZTA could not attend the art market, according to ZTA member junior Emily Marik.
“Last year, when [the Art Market] happened during War on the Shore, Zeta was having
their carnival, so we couldn’t really go over and buy stuff and talk with the artists and everything. We were figuring out what philanthropy event we should do for this semester and we were like ‘the Art Market was amazing.’ So we talked to the art club because we didn’t want to step on anyone’s toes,” Marik said.
Thus, this year’s Art Market was co-hosted by Art and Art History Club and Zeta Tau Alpha.
“It took a lot of planning, trying to reserve the space, figure out what time works for
everyone, and all that kind of stuff, and Zeta decided to graciously help us out with it and Emily has been incredible,” Lennox said.
The art market had over a dozen student sellers offering products from stickers to
embroidered clothing, handmade jewelry, and even small Charlie Brown Christmas trees. The sellers included Elle Kavina, senior Skye Hass, sophomore Faye Dorman, senior Kennedy Thomason, junior Morgan Carlson, freshman Arianna Jahangir, sophomore Jaya Basu, senior Megan Somers, senior Grace Paquin, senior Keira Anderson, junior Ziggy Angelos, junior Anna Treadway, senior Fiona Beck, Lennox, and director of residential life Amy Sine.
“There’s so much diversity in all the different things that people are selling. I personally have spent more than I’ve sold so far because I’m shopping for the holidays for my family and stuff, but everything’s really beautiful and it’s great to see such a talented community at Washington College,” Carlson said.
Photo courtesy of Morgan Carlson
Photo Caption: Pictured above is Faye Dorman, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, and Klara Pecher selling homemade art projects at the Art Market.