The Clallam County Rock and Gem show is your opportunity for all things shiny and bright. On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9 and 10, Clallam County Gem, and Mineral Association (CCGMA) will present its Rock, Gem, and Jewelry Show, at the Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles. Admission is free.
Vendors will offer rocks, cut slabs, minerals, crystals, fossils, and gems from around the world. They also have jewelry, cabochons, lapidary art, and equipment.
The Clallam County Gem and Mineral Association is a nonprofit organization that has for 65 years worked to foster a love of lapidary arts. This show supports the organization’s workshops and educational opportunities. Representatives from CCGMA will be on hand to introduce you to our activities, shops, and classes. There will be ongoing demonstrations in cabochon making and faceting.
New this year is the CCGMA Artist in Action Table. Organizers have put together a juried selection of members’ work for purchase. These artists contribute a generous portion from sales back to the organization to help fund equipment, maintenance, and education. This table also highlights the many distinct aspects of lapidary art.
You will find this table in the entry along with our popular raffle tables. Raffle items are generously donated by vendors and members. One hundred percent of the proceeds of the raffle fund the club’s activities.
This year there will be no need to bring your lunch. Stephanie and Allison from Wild Goddess Brews n Bites have prepared a special menu of delicious offerings just for the show. Be sure to check them out at the kitchen window in the showroom.
Returning by popular demand is, “Rock Alley.” Rock Alley is a fun and educational outreach for children and young adults. Opportunities abound in the area, and the club recognizes that the seeds of respect for the arts and environment can never be planted too early. Take the challenge, with your family.
Member geologists and crew offer fun games that may leave you with a rock or two as a prize.
For more information and list of vendors, visit the website, “sequimrocks.org”