Final Friday preview: Wonder Fair Holiday Market

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Wonder Fair gallery will be abuzz with holiday spirit this Friday when the operators launch the Wonder Fair Holiday Market.

Wonder Fair co-owner Paul DeGeorge says the retail section of the space will nearly double for the Holiday Market, occupying the gallery area, as well as the normal shop space. He says Wonder Fair has tried to diversify its inventory, offering jewelry, artwork, stationary, clothing, hand-made books and more. DeGeorge hopes to attract shoppers who want made-with-love items for their loved ones.

“We’re just trying to offer people in Lawrence a chance to buy unique, hand-made, one-of-a-kind items,” DeGeorge says.

The majority of the products being sold by Wonder Fair will have been made locally. DeGeorge says he’s particularly excited to offer screen prints from illustrator Tad Carpenter, stationary and pin-hole drawings from Heather Smith-Jones, as well as products from Tonganoxie-based letterpress Wild Horse Press.

For the opening event, members of the Lawrence Model Railroad Club will be present to operate a 16-foot model railroad exhibit.