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Save the date: Wellesley Marketplace is Saturday, November 23

Save the date: Wellesley Marketplace is Saturday, November 23

SPONSORED POST: The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club will host the 43nd Annual Wellesley Marketplace on Saturday, November 23 at Wellesley High School, 50 Rice St. Buy tickets online here. Organized by The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club, proce from the show are given back to the community in the form of need-based scholarships and grants.

Auntie Judie’s Boutique specializes in fine, handmade clothes for American Girl dolls. She’s a perennial favorite at Wellesley Marketplace.

Marketplace is an annual retail favorite for those seeking unique holiday gifts for family and friends. Shoppers have access to over 200 vendors and artisans from New England and afar. Wellesley Marketplace is the place to find unique hostess and teacher gifts, hand-made note cards, one-of-a-kind jewelry, home accessories, dog toys, ornaments, delicious food treats, or that special, one-of-a-kind piece of artwork for the person who has everything.  

Complimentary gift wrapping will be available to all shoppers courtesy of Sustainable Wellesley, so be sure to swing by their table on the first floor to have your gifts wrapped in beautiful Japanese Furoshiki wraps.

Two Friends Chocolates will bring their artisan truffles and gourmet chocolate bars to Wellesley Marketplace for the first time this year. Art meets craft along with a generous dollop of flavor for this Boxborough, Mass.-based duo.Premium Admission

Be the first to gain access to shopping when the doors open at 9am. Only those with premium admission may shop from 9am – 10am. Then stay to shop until 4pm. Your Premium Admission ticket is good for entry at any time during the day. Please note that these tickets are only available for purchase in advance of the event. No child/senior discounts. Premium Admission tickets are $20 each and are available online now.

General Admission

Shop anytime between 10am – 4pm. General Admission tickets are also available at the door on the day of the event. General Admission tickets are $15 each and are available online now.

Senior/Student General Admission Tickets

Shop anytime between 10am – 4pm. Senior/Student General Admission tickets are also available at the door on the day of the event. Senior/Student General Admission tickets are $5 each and are available online now.

Last year, the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club (WHJWC) awarded $72,000 in college scholarships to 28 Wellesley High School students. WHJWC also gave $70,500 in grants to Wellesley-area community groups.

Marketplace is a unique shopping experience which celebrates local artists and craftsmen. And through the generosity of everyone who comes to Marketplace, we’re able to fund college scholarships and grants for local non-profits that are making a difference,” said WHJWC President Emily Nardone. “It really is the best way to kick off the holiday season.”

BY THE NUMBERS:

1976: First year of Wellesley Marketplace
225: Number of artists exhibiting this year
77%: Percentage of artists from Massachusetts
33: Number of artists from Wellesley, Needham, Newton, Dover or Dedham
30%: Percentage of artists who are new to Marketplace
$165,000: Amount given away in college scholarships and community groups each year by the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club

ABOUT THE WELLESLEY HILLS JUNIOR WOMEN’S CLUB (WHJWC)

The Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club is a group of women who work side by side to make a meaningful difference in our community by raising money and giving time to help those in need.

We create dynamic fundraising events that celebrate our community and tap into the generosity of those around us. With the money raised, we give scholarships to deserving high school students and we fund programs that make a positive impact in the community, such as an anti-bullying campaign for middle school students. We also volunteer with organizations that are making a real difference, giving our time to help children with special ne, the elderly and families in crisis.

The work that we do helps address some of the biggest challenges facing our society: mental health, hunger, access to education, poverty and domestic violence. And along the way, lasting friendships are created while we work side-by-side. In a world where problems are complex and the news is often bad, we’re making a measurable difference where we can — right here at home. For more information about our annual fundraisers and charitable giving, please go to www.whjwc.com.