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New Year, New Festivals!

12 Jan

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They say it’s the Year of the Horse, but we’re calling it the Year of the Festival…

We’ve got exciting news: Festival Fete has added TWO NEW SHOWS to the festival lineup for 2014!

Our first new show will kick off the season right in the heart of beautiful, downtown Newport, RI on Bowen’s Wharf, just outside The Landing Restaurant. A historic seaport overlooking Newport Harbor, Bowen’s Wharf is home to some of Newport’s finest boutiques and eateries, as well as 18th century commercial wharf buildings. Stroll along the water, check out the architecture, eat, shop, and be merry at the 1st annual Newport Art Festival, June 28th and 29th from 10am – 5pm daily.

Next up is the 1st annual Festival Fete Emerald Square Art Show, in North Attleboro, MA. This event marks Festival Fete’s first venture out of Rhode Island, and we are so excited to have the opportunity to connect local artists and artisans with the wider New England community! Held outside the Emerald Square Mall, and conveniently located right off the interstate, this show will be a crowd-pleaser. Join us on July 26th from 10am – 5pm for some locally grown art, food, and merriment in The Bay State!

Here’s where else we’ll be in 2014:

The 2nd annual Wakefield Art Festival will be held  along Main Street and the Saugatuck River in historic, downtown Wakefield, Rhode Island on October 4th from 10am – 5pm.

The 4th annual East Greenwich show will be back at New England Tech. Dates and times TBA shortly.

The 4th annual Garden City Center Art Festival in Cranston, RI. Dates and times TBA shortly.

Check out our website or the FAQ page for more detail on show locations.  We can’t wait to see you there!

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Fun Art Happenings this weekend

21 Sep

What a weekend line-up! There are so many opportunities to get your creative groove on.  The Pawtucket Arts Festival continues and here are a few other great ways to spend a beautiful fall weekend:

Saturday 9/22

Be-Mused: A Day of Arts at Sandywoods Farm with Big Nazo and more! Tiverton

11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Venue: Sandywoods Farm – 53 Muse Way, Tiverton, RI, 02878

Makers Faire with artisan vendors, demonstrations, children’s activities, music, and Big Nazo puppets! The event is free for all.
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE

Screenprinting and Book Arts Demo Day, Providence

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: AS220 – 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI
Bring t-shirts to print on, or print a book for free. Learn the basics of screenprinting as you print a piece of paper that can be folded down into a coloring book! This free children’s demonstration day is part of a month long program, the AS220 Community Printshop’s Print Lottery.
Cost: FREE
Age Range: All ages
Website: http://as220.org/printlottery2012

Sunday, 9/23

Fall out of Summer Arts Festival, Cranston
11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Rain Date 9/30.
Venue: Artists’ Exchange – 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI
The Fall Out of Summer Arts Festival is a fun and family-friendly event featuring live music and theater, artisans, art activities and contests and more! Carnival games, doggies show-off contest, pony rides, pumpkin paining, Check the website for full schedule.
Cost: $1
Age Range: ALL AGES
Website: http://www.artists-exchange.org/events/falloutofsummerfest.html

Family Open House at the RISD Museum of Art, Providence
When: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Venue: RISD Museum of Art – 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI, 02906
Bring the whole family for a day of creativity at the Museum. Dive into hands-on activities for all ages, learn how to look at art together, meet our teaching artists, and sign up for fall classes and workshops. Special gallery talks, open studios, and more!
1 pm-3 pm Open Studio Personal Landscapes: Making Maps
3 pm Family See + Sketch: Embodying 2-Dimensional Movement
3:30 pm Work in Process Cart with RISD Textile Design Student
AGES 3-5: 1 pm Tours for Tots
AGES 6+: 2 pm Family See + Sketch: Looking Inside the Box: The Art of Pepón Osorio
Cost: FREE
Age Range: ALL AGES
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/478637005502823/

And of course, don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Festival Fete’s Holiday Market coming up in December.

Special thank you to one of our fabulous sponsors: