Bizarre Bazaar raises over $200 in weekend fundraiser

Published 9:42 am Wednesday, November 24, 2021

People gathered in downtown Bainbridge over the weekend for the Firehouse Arts Center’s annual Bizarre Bazaar. Vendors had set up booths inside and around the Gallery, with everything from jewelry to wool hats being offered. In addition, the Firehouse was also putting on their fundraiser “Art with a Purpose”, which allowed participants to paint bowls and plates and have them fired on site, with the proceeds going to local food banks. Music was provided by The Billy Rigsbee Band.

Director Leigh spoke to the Post Searchlight about the event and the turnout, saying, “We had a really nice crowd. I think there was a little bit more traffic than last year.” She continued, “Last year went pretty well, considering that it was COVID, but this year definitely had more visitors than last year.”

According to Parsons, roughly $220 was raised by “Art for a Purpose”; however, despite the Bizarre Bazaar being over, “Art for a Purpose” will still be held, both this Wednesday and next Tuesday.

“What was kind of cool about this year,” Parsons said, “was, it was a little odd, because the people that normally sign up, half of them signed up. A lot of new people were here this year, that I had never met before… So I think the Bizarre Bazaar will continue to keep growing as the years go by.”