Traditional Studio Fair not happening, virtual option considered

Studio Fair 2020 won't happen this November as the risk to public safety is too great.

The usual kick off to the Christmas fair shopping season will not be held at the Civic Centre this year after 44 years of being known as a beloved signature arts event in the Prince George community.

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Known for its unique offerings provided by artisans from across the country the organizers from the Prince George & District Community Arts Council have decided that since current regulations maintain the prohibition of large public gatherings Studio Fair will not proceeds in its traditional form and are looking for alternatives as an online marketplace.

The arts council will explore this option in the next few weeks, it was stated in a news release.

Last year more than 12,000 people attended the three-day event that is a major fundraiser for the regional arts council that acts as an umbrella agency for artisans, groups and guilds.

"We are excited to look at returning in 2021 from November 5 to 7, celebrating once again the amazing creativity in our community, region, province and country," Sean Farrell, executive director for the arts council, said.

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