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Designs on This Weekend: March 6-9

6 Mar

Weekends start on Thursdays as far as we’re concerned and if they don’t, then they should. In that spirit, we’re happy to scour the scores of websites and highlight here a smattering of arty things to do and some to simply not miss whether you’re alone, with the family, skipping around town with friends or venturing across the border. As we await warmer weather and the beginning of our season, we’ll delight in all that is flickering around us right now. We even found a festival – in Western Mass – for the off season. Who knew? And if we’re missing something spectacular, please do tell us and we’ll add it on. We hope to grow this piece of our budding blog into a community calendar and will do it that much better with your help! For now, add one or two of these events to your weekend agenda…


Audiences at Manhattan Short 2013

  • Thursday, March 6th, 7 pm: Exclusively in RI at the Jamestown Arts Center – Manhattan Short’s 2nd Annual Feature Film Project screens the year’s selected film: ‘Everyone’s Going to Die.’ Chosen by moviegoers across the county, Manhattan Short discovers and launches one film each year with the opinions and input from viewers like you. Get in on this only in Jamestown. http://www.jamestownartcenter.org/film1.html#manhattanfeature





Taproot Threads organic printed clothing; Andrew Jack’s handmade Windsor chairs; Tracey Lizotte’s watercolor and pencil originals – exhibitors at Old Deerfield Craft Fairs.

  • March 8-9th: The Deerfield Spring Sampler Fair in West Springfield, MA – Now is a great time to travel the region as lowered room rates and downright good deals can easily be found during the low season. This fair features 135 juried exhibitions, craft demonstrations and classes with a focus on “the gift-giving needs of spring and garden outdoor living interests.” What a great way to jump start getting back outside and getting creative.  http://festivalnet.com/13139/West-Springfield-Massachusetts/Art-and-Craft-Shows/Deerfield-Spring-Sampler-Fair

Enjoy the weekend, keep warm and keep in touch.

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Art Happenings this Weekend: including Craftopia!

25 Apr

bulletWow! There are some great art events happening this weekend! This Sunday is Rhody Craft’s Craftopia where you’ll find so many great local artists who also participate in Festival Fete shows, but keep reading on for more artsy fun things to do from Providence to Jamestown. 

Thursday, April 25th (tonight!) begins the opening weekend events for the Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion exhibition at the RISD Museum of Art. They have prepared a fantastic line up of gallery talks, book signing, classes, parties, exhibits, and a gala; all associated with this exciting show.


Friday, April 26th Jamestown Art Center Opening Reception for The Ceramic Spectrum: Survey of Contemporary Ceramics. The opening reception will be on Friday from 6-9 pm plus much more going on so check their website for additional events.


Sunday, April 28th – Craftopia at Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St. Pawtucket from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Visit www.rhodycraft.com for more info.


Also on Sunday, an opening Reception for Sky & Water Art Show by Ruth A.B. Clegg & Barnet Fain from 2:00 – 4:00 at the Providence Art Club: 11 Thomas Street, Providence. The show continues 4/28-5/17

Photo by Ruth Clegg

Photo by Ruth Clegg

And don’t forget to mark your calendars for Festival Fete’s Garden City Art Festival on June 8th and 9th from 10am-5pm daily in Cranston, Rhode Island.

Garden City Art Festival 2013

Garden City Art Festival 2013

Many thanks to our sponsor, Aim High Gymnastics in East Greenwich, RI.