Annual Craft and Multicultural Fair cultivates students

In conjunction with the Craft Fair, RHHS also hold a Multicultural fair where various cultural clubs present information. “Through the fair I was introduced to a variety of new music and new clothing; overall, it was a very fun experience,” junior Anika Maheshwari said. Vendors also sold items unique to their heritage, such as jewelry and purses.

Ananya Nandyala, Reporter

On Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m, friends and families gathered to experience the Craft and Multicultural Fair at Rock Hill to purchase unique handmade gifts and explore different cultures.

The Rock Hill and Proper High School National Art Honor Society (NAHS) collaborated to host the Craft Fair for the past three years. In conjunction, the RHHS United Cultural Society (USC) held various cultural booths displaying food, music, and henna.

The NAHS officers and advisers planned the event at the end of the previous school year to reserve the building for the date needed. They also advertised and reached out to vendors to sign up and pay to reserve their spots in August.

“As a NAHS officer, I have duties that entail organizing and making sure the vendors are comfortable as they take time from their schedules to be there,” senior Shaivya Sethi said.

Although the event was free, attendees could bring money to purchase items and tickets for Little Elves Pottery painting. This event was held in the art room, where participants could purchase bisque-fired ceramic utensils and paint pottery pieces with glaze to take home.

“Little Elves Pottery is always a great event to volunteer,” Sethi said. “It’s so fun helping the little children pick the colors or pottery pieces they want and seeing them show me their finished pieces.”

Despite this year’s craft fair not having the petting zoo or cultural performances, it still had a great turnout.

“This year, we increased our vendors, and the club voted to spend more money on signs to better advertise for the event,” RHHS art teacher Gina Mock said. “Plus, we added a food truck this year and hope to increase that next year. We had rain which always interferes with traffic; however, the vendors were pleased with the success of the event.”

While families explored the various booths, art students from all Prosper ISD schools came to witness their artwork on display. This event helped inspire students to explore various cultures and express themselves.

“I loved having the opportunity to display my artwork while also seeing all the unique pieces everyone created,” NAHS president and senior Sami Medudula said. “The Craft Fair is a great event for those seeking inspiration for artwork and wanting to purchase gifts for the holiday season.”