Miniaturists of Lubbock to host wedding-themed annual exhibit

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The Miniaturists of Lubbock will host their 42nd Annual Exhibit & Sale Oct. 2 and 3 at the Garden and Arts Center, located at 4215 University Ave.

Doors will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, with $3 admission for adults and $1 for children. All proceeds benefit Toys for Tots and the South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, according to group member Jennifer Harbin.

This event’s theme will be weddings – which is also the club’s project theme for the year – so one table will be dedicated to that exclusively. However, visitors will be able to view a wide variety of miniatures in different styles and scales, as well as shop vendors. There will also be an hourly door prize drawing.

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“Sadly, we will also have a memorial table for one of oldest members, Fannye Burkleo,” said co-organizer Jennifer Harbin. “She passed away recently after a lengthy illness. She was a talented artist, miniaturist and friend that had a huge impact on the miniature community.”

Miniaturists of Lubbock is a group of miniature enthusiasts who have been getting together for decades to build miniatures. Members work in all scales, although 1/12th is the most popular, according to their website.

More information about the organization is availabel on their website, http://www.miniaturistsoflubbock.org/