By Gwen Jorgenson

The Neighborhood Artisans Network arts and crafts show is open for business. This month we are showing on December 5 and 19 at 32nd Street and Thunderbird Road from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. We have something for everyone on your list.

We offer quality handmade arts and crafts made by talented people in our wonderful North 32nd neighborhood. We formed the group to elevate the pop-up marketplace with only approved vendors with unique items. It’s important to us to provide a venue where we can market our arts and crafts affordably. Our vendors are all ages and backgrounds, all sharing a passion for creativity.

We have jewelry to dazzle you, custom laser engraved items, textiles, woodworking, and other artwork. We encourage you to come on over and meet the artists and hear what inspired their creations.

The Southwest Diamond Duo often entertain at the event with guitar and vocals. The musicians in the duo are neighbors who began singing together after they met at the craft show last season. This spontaneous duet sparked a new direction for them; now they perform at local venues and private parties.

The marketplace is steps away from the Original Breakfast House in The Rock parking lot. If you miss the event this month, it happens the third Saturday of every month through April. Admission is free and vendors and customers are asked to wear masks to be good neighbors to each other.

To learn more, e-mail gwensart@cox.net or send a message through Facebook at Neighborhood Artisans (@NEPhoenix).