Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Artists Market Artist Steve Webster Selected to Create Official Downtown Petoskey Collectable Holiday Ornament

The Downtown Petoskey Events Committee chose Northern Michigan Artists Market artist Steve Webster to create and produce the 2009 Stafford’s Downtown Petoskey Holiday Parade collectible holiday ornament. This year's ornament will be an actual Petoskey stone carved into the shape of a tree.

For several years, the Committee issued manufactured ornaments. This year for the first time, the Committee decided to select a handmade ornament created by a local artist. Webster is a Northern Michigan artist well known for his Petoskey stone creations. The Committee is delighted and proud to be able to provide a collectible ornament made from Michigan's state stone and our town's own indigenous treasure.

The Downtown Petoskey Events Committee presents this year's ornament by Mr. Webster as the first in what it plans to be an annual series of Petoskey stone ornaments cut
into holiday shapes. The 2009 tree ornament will be a limited edition and will sell for $15 each. It will be available at the Northern Michigan Artists Market and at other participating Downtown Petoskey stores.

The ornament will be issued in connection with the 2009 Stafford’s Downtown Petoskey Holiday Parade, to be held on Saturday, November 28 at 10 am. The ten o’clock hour gives time so that the streets can be reopened and shopping and dining can begin.

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