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Music, fundraiser and local Christmas shopping at Blue Nile tonight

The Merkato Craft Fair will be held in conjunction with the Fellowship of Reconciliation benefit on December 11th at 8pm in the Blue Nile. Come out for hot cider, musicians and local artists selling jewelry, pottery, sculptures, clothes, records, wood carvings, and more.

The Merkato is a monthly arts market hosted and organized by Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant. Artists from Harrisonburg and surrounding areas participate by showing and selling their artwork and crafts, talking about their trade, giving discounted lessons, leading interactive art, or performing live music and theater. The event usually happens the first Friday of each month. Join the Merkato’s Facebook group for reminders of these events, or to let the Blue Nile folks know you want to participate.

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