The Elegant Elf Marketplace, presented by The Sandy Springs Society, announces that the 8th annual “shopping for a cause” fundraiser will take place November 9-10, 2018 at the new City Springs Civic & Cultural Center in Sandy Springs, Ga. The popular and highly anticipated two-day upscale gift market features 100 carefully selected local and regional artisans, gourmet food purveyors, and unique gift vendors of jewelry, handcrafted fashions, fine crafts, items for home and garden, handbags and toys.
All proceeds from The Elegant Elf Marketplace are reinvested in the local Sandy Springs community. In the past seven years, The Elegant Elf Marketplace has helped provide grants so that local non-profit organizations can improve the arts, heritage, education, environment and social services in Sandy Springs. The 2018 Elegant Elf Marketplace co-chairs are Julia Doyle, Stephanie Nelson, Susan Sutterfield, Peyton White and The Sandy Springs Society President Sue Winner.
Established in 2011, The Elegant Elf Marketplace is now a treasured community tradition and draws shoppers from in and outside of Sandy Springs who want to find quality merchandise, begin holiday gift shopping early, beat the crowds, and skip shopping at the mall. Shoppers can also enjoy festive raffle packages of beauty, home, apparel and other specialty items, and a fashion show highlighting clothing and accessories from Elf Marketplace vendors.
This year, The Elegant Elf Marketplace also presents appearances and book signings from award winning celebrity authors including:
Annette Joseph, Cocktail Italiano, Friday, November 9, 10:00 am – noon
Joshilyn Jackson, The Almost Sisters, Friday, November 9, noon – 2:00 pm
Emily Giffin, All We Ever Wanted, Friday, November 9, 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Matt Moore, The South's Best Butts: Pitmaster Secrets for Southern Barbecue Perfection, Saturday, November 10, 10:00 am – noon
Harry Maziar, Story Selling, Saturday, November 10, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Virginia Willis, Secrets of the Southern Table, Saturday, November 10, noon – 2 pm
“The Sandy Springs Society works year-round to select upscale gift vendors, and we’re thrilled to present another amazing two-day lineup of shopping for a cause at our new City Springs venue,” said Peyton White, event co-chair, Elegant Elf Marketplace. “It’s a win-win-win for the entire community - vendors, shoppers and non-profit organizations we support in Sandy Springs.”
The Elegant Elf Marketplace takes place Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at City Springs Civic & Cultural Center, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs, GA 30328. There is a $5 entrance fee, but parking is complimentary for 2 hours in the parking garage; children 10 and under are free.
For more information, visit: http://sandyspringssociety.org/the-elegant-elf/
About The Sandy Springs Society
Founded in 1988 and the largest philanthropic group in Sandy Springs, The Sandy Springs Society has grown to more than 300 members, each dedicated to the unified goal of improving the quality of life of all residents in Sandy Springs. To date, more than $3.75 million has been raised by an all-volunteer workforce to fund the annual philanthropic grant program. Through these grants, The Sandy Springs Society supports Heritage Sandy Springs and other non-profits in the community. As a result, the hard work and determination of its members have greatly enriched a broad spectrum of programs that promote the arts, heritage, education, the environment, and social services in Sandy Springs. For more information, visit: http://sandyspringssociety.org.