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The Elegant Elf Marketplace in Sandy Springs November 9 – 10

The Sandy Springs Society will host their 9th annual “shopping for a cause” fundraiser, The Elegant Elf Marketplace Nov. 9-10 at City Springs and The Performing Arts Center in Sandy Springs.

This two-day gift market features more than 90 carefully selected vendors who offer hand-crafted items,  artistic creations and the latest gourmet products. Over the past eight years, The Elegant Elf Marketplace has raised more than a half-million dollars, which has enabled The Sandy Springs Society to provide grants to non-profit organizations working to improve the arts, heritage, education, environment and social services in Sandy Springs.


Sandy Springs resident Annette Joseph, a well-known author and nationally recognized expert on entertaining, cooking, and styling, will serve as honorary chair for The Elegant Elf Marketplace. 


“I was honored to be asked to participate in The Elegant Elf Marketplace, a lovely event that inspires beauty during the holiday season,” says Joseph. “It’s the perfect way to support small businesses and artisans, discover one-of-a-kind gifts for loved ones, and give back to the community we all love.”


As Honorary Chair, Annette will be the sole author at the two-day Marketplace and will be signing her book(s), “Picture Perfect Parties,” Rizzoli NY and “Cocktail Italiano” Skyhorse Publications. Annette’s new book, “Italy is my Boyfriend” Post Hill Press is scheduled to publish Spring 2020. 

The popular and highly anticipated two-day upscale gift market features more than 90 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.

The 2019 Elegant Elf Marketplace co-chairs are Debbie Schwartz, Barb Mutz, Clanci Jordan, Jeannie Bartow-Hartman, Susan Sutterfield and The Sandy Springs Society President Jan Stewart.

All proceeds from The Elegant Elf Marketplace go directly to support the Sandy Springs Society Philanthropy Grant Program. These grants are distributed to 501c3 non-profits in Sandy Springs via an application. Grant applications will be available on the Sandy Springs Society website in January 2020.