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New Year, New Festivals!

12 Jan


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!

Entertainment Line Up

24 Sep

This is how Festival Fete does Entertainment.


Beyond Beats DJ…

Playing sweet tunes all day long!


Matthew Garelick – Also Known As the fantastic balloon guy

Balloon creatures will me made

Saturday 12:30-4:30pm

Sunday 12-4pm

And it is FREE!




Magical and mischeif making Pirates

Saturday 3-7pm

Sunday 12-4




The one and only Strolling Mime

Saturday 12:45 – 3:30pm

Sunday 12 – 3pm



BIG NAZO Creatures and the GALACTOID Marching Band

Audience-interactive bizarrre and hilarious aliens!!!

Saturday 2-5pm

Sunday 1-4pm



Trevor the Games Man

Stiltwalking, Games Playing, Ribbon Dancer Making…this is Trevor

Saturday 3-7pm



In order to experience all the entertainment….

Festival Fete will be at HarborFest,  October 1 & 2, 2011!!  Come check it out and support Art Is Smart and all of the other local artists and vendors!!!

Big Nazo!

22 Jun


BIG NAZO is an international performance group comprised of visual artists, puppet performers, and masked musicians.  They unite in order to create bizarre and hilarious larger-than-life sized characters, environments, and spectacles.

When Big Nazo makes thier spectacular appearance you will be sure to encounter one of their many characters. From the Renegade circus family contortionists to a rowdy rodeo horse,  to a giant three-eyed robot percussionist and break-dancing police officers, Mountain Trolls and blob-like GO-GO Dancers, to a charismatic lab rat and his giant man-eating chia pet, just to name a few.  The characters, environments, and spectacles all belend together perfectly to create this irreverent musical Commedia full of irresolvable conflict, ridiculous dancing and an epic battle with the forces of chaos.

Their innovative mask and puppetry techniques are uniquely combined with stand-up comedy, Sci-Fi, Go-Go dancing, daredevil stunts, soap opera hysterics and professional wrestling.  They add in live rock and funk music and audience-interactive improvisation.

Big Nazo just recently opened a new downtown storefront NAZ0 LAB at #25 Fulton Street which is located across from the Providence City Hall. The NAZ0 LAB serves as an exhibition space, a creature-building workshop and community interface. Come check it out!! Visitors of all shapes and sizes welcome!!

A taste of Big Nazo – BIG NAZO LAB DEMO 2010

If you would like to get the full experience of Big Nazo up close and in person, come to The City Art Festival on August 6, 2011!!  Join in the fun with over 100 artists, festive food, and of course, the magical Big Nazo!

And we are still accepting applications until 7/5. Sign up here!

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