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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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Newport Hullabaloo this Wednesday!

9 Jul

Festival Fete invites you to come out this Wednesday, July 11th to the second Newport Hullabaloo of the season!

Join us for wonderful live art and entertainment by…

All Hands Drumming

 Tony sets up a drum-circle of ten to thirty drums of various heights to accommodate children, youth, and adults of all ages and sizes

Jungle Jim

Jungle Jim combines magic, storytelling, comedy and improv to tell his stories of his world adventures…all with balloons!

Mr E Party

Maurice and Acacia are a circus skills duo who perform variety shows with gravity defying juggling, mesmerizing hoop dancing, and culminating in an adrenaline-pumping fire finale! Audience members may be surprised when they get called up to take part in the action! It is non-stop awe and entertainment when this duo takes the stage.

A Different Spin

A Different Spin provides top-quality fire and circus performers, specializing in unique, adrenaline pumping acts sure to be a hit at any event.

Ten31 Productions

Ten31 Productions specializes in the highest quality hand-crafted living art instillations for special events, weddings, public festivals and corporate functions.

Smashing Photobooth

A fantastic way to memorialize your experience at Newport Hullabaloo! Take personal or group shots in black and white, color, or video and save each with your own personal message.

This is the event of the season, you won’t want to miss it! Join us at the Newport Yachting Center this Wednesday at sunset

Hullabaloo Highlights!

6 Jul

Festival Fete is getting ready for our second Newport Hullabaloo of the season on July 11th and we wanted to share some highlights with you from our most recent FANTASTIC show!

We cannot wait to do it all over again on July 11th! Join us for live entertainment at the beautiful Newport Yachting Club at sunset for a fun-filled evening!

Get Excited for the First Newport Hullabaloo of the Season!

26 Jun

We are getting ready for the first Newport Hullabaloo of the season TOMORROW June 27th and we would love to see you there!

 Come out to the Newport Yachting Center at Sunset (5:30-9:30PM) and join us for local arts and entertainment in beautiful Newport, Rhode Island

Featured artists and performers include…

All Hands Drumming

Tony sets up a drum-circle of ten to thirty drums of various heights to accommodate children, youth, and adults of all ages and sizes

Daniel Forlano

High caliber, enchanting, charming intelligent comedy with perfected circus skills and gymnastic plasticity

TEN31

Specializes in the highest quality hand-crafted living art instillations for special events, weddings, public festivals and corporate functions

Big Nazo

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

Mary King 

 Irish and old-timey fiddler who loves to play lively tunes that get people stomping their feet and playing along with native-made percussive instruments (she provides)

Yo-Yo People

 This husband and wife duo bring back that nostalgic toy, reminding you of old favorite tricks such as Walk the Dog and Rock the Baby, then amazing you with new and bizarre tricks, such as Boingy-Boingy and Iron Whip

Mr. E. Juggling: Art In Motion

 Mr. E performs a must see one-man variety show with gravity defying juggling, flag spinning, magical illusions, and culminating in a heart-pumping fire finale! Audience members may be surprised when they get called up on stage to take part in the action! It is non-stop awe and entertainment when Mr. E takes the stage

Maurice & Acacia Skills Variety and Fire Show

 Maurice and Acacia are a circus skills duo who perform variety shows with gravity defying juggling, mesmerizing hoop dancing, and culminating in an adrenaline-pumping fire finale! Audience members may be surprised when they get called up to take part in the action! It is non-stop awe and entertainment when this duo takes the stage

Smashing Photo Booth

 A fantastic way to memorialize your experience at Newport Hullabaloo! Take personal or group shots in black and white, color, or video and save each with your own personal message

AmyTheMime

 An eclectic blend of traditional and unconventional pantonmine brings laughs and levity to her audiences

Ink Monkeys

 a print collaborative made up of faculty, students and alumni from Massasoit Community College, are dedicated to making prints and educating the public at large about the history and many joys of printmaking. John Marshall Jr. of JAM Construction donates the steamrollers for their activities

Destiny Africa

is a children’s choir comprised of rescued individuals from war-torn areas, streets and orphaned situations to offer them love, education, a family environment and nurturing them to become agents of transformation

You won’t want to miss out!

Up Next: Newport Hullabalo

20 Jun

After a great run at the Garden City Center Art Festival in Cranston, Festival Fete is back in action!

Up Next: Newport Hullabaloo!

The Newport Hullabaloo will be occurring Wednesday evenings in June & July in Newport, Rhode Island beginning next week June 27th at sunset (5:30PM-9:30PM) followed by repeat occurrences on July 11& July 18

The Newport Hullabaloo is FREE to the public. Come out next week to see what all the fuss is about!

We welcome you to learn about some of our featured Newport Hullabaloo artists…

Mary King is just one that will be performing at the Newport Hullabaloo on June 27th!

We asked Mary a series of questions regarding her work and here’s what we learned…

Who or what is the main inspiration behind your work?
When the fiddle or harp are ‘playing something new’ or ‘writing’ I am just there, they know what they want to say & will do what they will. I would have to say the main inspiration behind my work must be spiritually centered, I love music & it is alive in me for some reason, I don’t know why.

Was there a particular instance that helped you to realize your love for the arts?
I suppose hearing my mother from ‘Donegal sing all her beautiful songs the time I was growing up helped me realize the love of music I was given.

What is the medium/genre you enjoy working with the most?
Music, writing poetry.

In what way do you hope your art form in general will affect the world?
I like to think that I bring people together in a happy way, I alway include people in my playing, whether it be singing along or joining in with percussion.

Who is your favorite artist/performer and why?
My favorite artist is Phil Edmunds, Irish whistle player & button accordian player because he plays with all his heart & soul & is so welcoming to all.

Tell us something you feel makes your personal art form truly unique
Irish people can never say what makes them truly unique, that would be like saying, “I’m great, I’m special” & that would mean you are full of yourself which is probably a big sin (hahah).

If Mary were to create & answer her own question…

Why do the arts exist?

So we can live in heaven while we are on earth.

Learn more about Mary by visiting her online

And make sure to see her perform live at the Newport Hullabaloo in Newport, Rhode Island at the Newport Yachting Center on Wednesday June 27th at 5:30PM

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!

Do Your Part, Support Local Art!

28 Mar

Samantha Pidel     Ellen Sullivan

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 Samantha Pidel, Ellen Sullivan 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!