Please join us for the

9th Annual

O’tis a Festival… a marketplace of all things creative!

Saturday, November 18, 10am - 3pm

Kick off the holiday season with a day of shopping, entertainment, crafts, raffles & more!

 

O’tis a Festival gets bigger and better every year!  Shop two full floors of beautiful items handmade by local artisans.  Enjoy the singing and dancing taking place throughout the day.  Take a chance at winning a wreath or other unique item at our raffle.  Participate in all of the free activities, and share your wish list with Santa!  Celebrity parkers will welcome you and direct you to ample free parking.  It’s a day full of fun for all ages!

 

10am-3pm

  • Shop ‘til you drop!  Get all of your holiday shopping done and pick up a few things for yourself!
  • Drop in to the Meeting Room and make a paper mitten wreath
  • Create holiday cards to send to our troops and veterans
  • View minerals and Native American stone artifacts courtesy of the Institute of American Indian Studies in Washington CT
  • Scavenger hunt and other free games for all ages throughout the library

 

10am – 10:30am         The Norwich Tech Concert Chorus performs in the atrium
10am – 12pm              Ham it up in our free Photo Booth
10am – 1pm                Learn the beautiful African art of head wrapping. Make one for yourself!
10am - 2:30pm           Take a chance on winning a wreath or unique gift in our raffle!
10:30am – 12pm         Balloons and temporary tattoos in the Children’s Department
11am – 1pm                Be here when Santa arrives at 11am!  Make sure to have your wish list ready!
11am – 1pm                Get an exotic henna tattoo in the Young Adult Department
11:30am – 12pm         The Mystic Garland Dancers perform in the atrium
1pm – 2:30pm             Pat Kirker sings in the atrium
2:30pm                        Raffle winners are announced (you do not need to be present to win)!

 

PARTICIPATING VENDORS:

 ALICIA NICOLE DESIGNS

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF KENYA

ANNALYN JEWELRY

ART FOR YOUR WORLD

ART SALAD

ASHLEY KINNEY

BEE HAPPY

BREADS N COOKIES, LLC

CK CRAFT CREATIONS

DEBRA'S CRAFTS

DOODLESHOP

DROST CREATIONS, LLC

FIND

FLOWER BRANCH STUDIO

FRIENDS OF OTIS LIBRARY

FROM MY HOUSE TO YOURS

GIGI MARIE DESIGNS

HOBO & FRIENDS

HOLLY'S DOLLYS

HONESTLY NATURAL

INGENUITY QUEEN

JAN & NANCY'S JEWELRY

JEAN HUST-PLATZ

KOZY KOALA

LIGHT STORIES

MAGGIE KENDIS - ARTIST

MCQUEEN WOODCRAFTS

MERRILL PARK KEELEY and KEN KEELEY

MILLER FINE ART

OLD FASHIONED JEWELRY

POTTERY 'N' MORE

REUSE OF MISDIRECTED FLATWARE

SILVERROSE DESIGNS

SMALL POTATOES

SOLO PERCHE

SOUL SHINE WELLNESS

TANGLED ART BY CAROLYN, LLC

THE WELLES HOUSE MARKETPLACE LLC

TOPALIS CLOTHING

 

We could not provide this wonderful event without the support and enthusiasm of our community partners and sponsors.  A huge THANK YOU to our Celebrity Parking Attendants Kia Baird, Bill Champagne, Chris Chastang, Lori Danis, Abby Dolliver, Deb Froio, John Iovino, Dr. Yvette Jacaruso, Bill Kenny, Amy Kenyon, Susan Lessard, Jake Manke, Senator Cathy Osten, Rep. Emmett Riley, Rep. Kevin Ryan, Paul Siefert, and Atty. Jerry Smith; our Event Sponsors, Friends of Otis Library; Norwich Public Utilities; Sayet & Seder, Attorneys at Law; McKenna’s Flower Shop; Billie Shea; and Kathryn Lord; and Norwich Public Works for helping us transform the building!

For updates on this event and photos of past events, please visit our Facebook page, O'tis a Festival at Otis Library.  If you have any questions, please contact cspecial@otislibrarynorwich.org.