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Area artisans show off their craft in Crosslake

Raleigh Kinney shows off his watercolor skills by painting a landscape at the Crosslake Artisan Fair. Photo by Joe Fraser1 / 3
Ken Benson plays the accordion for the Artisan Fair-goers. Benson has played the accordion since he was 9 years old, making it 76 years of playing.Photo by Joe Fraser2 / 3
Brayden Nieman, 3, looks on as the Northern Trackers Railroad Club show him how their model trains work. Photo by Joe Fraser3 / 3

Wood was carved, soap was made, yarn was spun and blacksmith hammers pounded red hot metal at the annual Crosslake Artisan Fair.

The Artisan Fair, sponsored and hosted by the Crosslake Area Historical Society is host to area artists and craftsmen who either hosted demonstrations of their trade, or sold their goods. The members of the Historical Society played the part and dressed in traditional, historical garb.

The event was host to a children's scavenger hunt, where they had to follow clues around the whole historical log village to receive a prize. Brayden Nieman, 3, was the first to finish the scavenger hunt, choosing a gummy snake toy.

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