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Sneak Peak: EG Featured Artists!

24 Jul

Back Roads by Anne Berg and Valley of the Doll by Zoe Ma

Back Roads Clothing Creates t-shirts with a Rhode Island accent – celebrating Rhode Island’s unique character

Current designs include…

Rhode Island’s Official State Motto, HOPE – proud and loud on the t-shirts.

All The Way and a Coffee Milk – the perfect shirt for the Home of the Hot Wiener.

Blue State – it’s an Election year, and I think I know which way this state will vote!

Ann was inspired to create these shirts because in her opinion, there were no fun, intelligent, interesting, high-quality t-shirts that were made by and for Rhode Islanders. Her shirts are not ordinary t-shirts, they come preloaded with style, fit, and the satisfaction that comes from supporting the entrepreneurial spirit that makes Rhode Island great!

Another great thing about these T-shirts?

Printed here, sold here, and support a micro-business, in turn, supporting other local businesses and entrepreneurs. Anne promises to spread the love!

What difference can purchasing a T-shirt do?

Plenty! $8 from the sale of every Get What You Give shirt goes to Providence Rescue Mission, making a huge difference everyday for the homeless and disadvantaged in our capitol city

Valley of the Doll

 Zoe Ma, a mostly self taught altered artist,  incorporates found objects into jewelry, shrines, and other art oddities.  She strives to make everything one of a kind, and finds great joy in amusing the viewer.

“It is a pleasure for me to recycle discarded items and to draw attention to the beauty I see in them by giving them new life.”

What inspires Zoe?

Everyday events, a past career in the field of psychology, and her mother.  She is drawn to themes of human relationships and behavior, to strong women, and to people who have been seen as odd or unique.

“There is never enough time in the day to do everything I want to do, having to get out of the “artist zone” to take care of everyday life, and needing to earn enough money to eat and pay bills.  I think my personality quirks, such as being kind of moody and distractible can be challenging, but also contribute to my life and art being full of surprises.”

Check out Back Roads by Anne Berg and Valley of the Doll by Zoe Ma at The East Greenwich Art Festival on September 1st and 2nd at the new NE Tech Campus!

HUGE Thanks to our sponsor!

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East Greenwich Art Festival Coming Soon!

22 Jul

Hey Festival Go-ers! We are excited to announce that the East Greenwich Art Festival will be here before you know it and we want to share some of our lovely featured local artists…

A Dog’s Life Bakery will be there…

At It’s a Dog’s Life Bakery, they make all natural, gluten and preservative-free dog treats that people feel good about giving their dogs.  They also make stylish handmade collars and leashes, perfect for our furry friends in sizes from chihuahas to St. Bernards…

    The main inspiration behind their work is Kristin Paradis’ 170 lb.St. Bernard, Otis, a frustrated fashionista, who had nothing cute to wear!  He also suffers from various allergies, so after much research, and many delicious trials and errors, It’s a Dog’s Life Bakery was born.


     A Dog’s Life Bakery prides themselves on having the  happiest, most enthusiastic customers, who make them smile every time they stop by the booth! “Oh, and their humans are very nice too!”

Nancy Rafi will also be there…

Collage and art journaling professional, Nancy creates handbound blank art journals filled with 140# paper with fun designs and sayings on them.  The journals are unique because there are so few blank journals with this great paper, which can stand up to watercolor, acrylic, glue, collage and never bend or buckle.

Her inspiration for creating journals is the love she has for art journaling herself.  She spends at least 30 minutes every day working in her journal…and usually a lot longer!

This summer, Nancy has become involved with an international group call Art Abandonment (created by Michael and Andrea deMeng) that invites artists around the world to create art and then leave it somewhere where others can find it and take it home.  There are more than 5000 people involved in the project!  Nancy has created a giving tree in Wickford with a few dozen pieces hanging from the branches, and received three emails from people who found them and took them home.  She thinks it’s a great way to celebrate art and share it with the world and so do we!

These are only a couple of our wonderful participating artists and vendors that will be at the East Greenwich Art Festival on September 1st and 2nd at the New NE Tech Campus!

Stay tuned all week for more fun features about our artists and festivals!

Big thanks to our wonderful sponsor…

Our Upcoming Festivities!

20 Apr

Gerbs Pumpkin Seeds     Mad Knits by Kaitlin Juarez

Check out these Festival Fete featured artsits online!

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Garden City Center Art Festival on June 9th and 10th at the Garden City Center in Cranston, Rhode Island

There will also be tons of free kids activities, live entertainment by The Big Nazo and The Toe Jam Band and of course, even more wonderful local art work

You won’t want to miss out on this special event!

 

Can’t make it in June? Don’t worry about it! The East Greenwich Art Festival will take place at the new New England Tech campus on Division Rd. in East Greenwich, RI on September 1st and 2nd!

Stay tuned to our blog and Facebook page to learn more exciting news about this upcoming festival!

And of course, none of our festivals would be possible without the help of our wonderful sponsors!

Think Fete!…Support Local Art

14 Apr

Headcase Press by Nicole Monforti     Purple Bean Bindery by Anna Low

Join Festival Fete at the Garden City Center Art Festival on June 9th & 10th at the Garden City Center in Cranston, Rhode Island to see art work similar to Nicole Monforti and Anna Low!

Join us for beautiful local art work, free kids activities and live entertainment by The Toe Jam Band & The Big Nazo!

“Like” Festival Fete on Facebook to receive important updates regarding our upcoming art festivals!

In other exciting news…

Another BIG HAPPENING in the Festival Fete world: The East Greenwich Art Festival

Happening September 1st & 2nd at the new NE Tech Campus located on Division Road in East Greenwich

You won’t want to miss this!

We would love to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful sponsors!

Read Up on Your Festival Fete Artists!

23 Mar

Janice Kissinger

Learn more about your Festval Fete featured artists!

Read up on Janice Kissinger and Felt Sutra today!

“Like” Festival Fete on Facebook to be in the know about all our featured artists and merriment!

Join us at the Garden City Center Art Festival for free local art, merriment and live entertainment by The Toe Jam Band and The Big Nazo as well as free kids activities and fun for the entire family!

Be sure to also attend the East Greenwich Art Festival at NE Teach’s new campus on Division Rd. in East Greenwich on 9/1 & 9/2!

Thanks to our wonderful sponsors!

Support Your Local Artists!

21 Mar

Hannah Wood     Michael Normand

Love what you see? Come out to the Garden City Center Art Festival on June 9th & 10th at the Garden City Center in Cranston, Rhode Island to see Hannah Wood, Michael Normand and tons of other fabulous artists’ work in person!

Join us for beautiful local art work, free kids activities and live entertainment by The Toe Jam Band & The Big Nazo!

“Like” Festival Fete on Facebook to receive important updates regarding our upcoming art festivals!

In other exciting news…

Make sure to put the East Greenwich Art Festival on your radar, happening September 1st & 2nd at the new NE Tech Campus located on Division Road in East Greenwich

We would love to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful sponsors!