Tired of crowded retail outlets and their same-old, same-old selection?
For a unique shopping alternative and great selection of gift ideas, check out the second annual Selu Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Market.
Set for Saturday, Dec. 14, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., the market will feature unique artisan gifts from 40 regional artists and crafters at Radford University's Selu Conservancy Barn and Retreat Center. Admission is free and the market is open to the public.
The Shelter Jam Band, Bill Adams and Branching Out will perform during the Selu Fine Arts & Crafts Holiday Market and refreshments will be on sale for a festive afternoon.
Selu offers a picturesque backdrop this holiday season for those seeking unique handcrafted gifts, including wood furniture, pottery, sculpture, photography, jewelry, fiber arts, hand blown glass, paintings, handmade ornaments, stained glass and more. In the spirit of giving, the artists will be donating 10 percent of their sales to the Selu Conservancy Endowment Fund.
A retreat/meeting center and classroom facility that offers 380 acres of natural beauty, Selu is an "extended classroom" with a 4,000-square-foot "Barn" with meeting rooms and an observatory.
Selu Conservancy is at 3215 Dry Valley Road in Radford, about seven miles from the RU campus.
To Selu Conservancy, from Interstate 81:
Take exit 109 and proceed towards Radford on Route 177, approximately .5 miles
Turn left on Lovely Mount Drive, next to Comfort Inn, proceed 1 mile
Turn left on Dry Valley Road, proceed 1.3 miles
Turn right on Sale-Selu Lane; proceed 1 mile on gravel road to Selu Retreat Center.
To Selu Conservancy, from Radford University:
Take Tyler Avenue east towards Interstate 81.
Turn right on Lovely Mount Drive, next to Comfort Inn, proceed 1 mile.
Turn left on Dry Valley Road, proceed 1.3 miles.
Turn right on Sale-Selu Lane; proceed 1 mile on gravel road to Selu Retreat Center
For more information, call (540) 831-7018 or visit the Selu Conservancy Facebook page.