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Support Local Artists!

15 Aug

Andrea Ehret of String ‘N’ Things      Ashley Vick of Filomena Demarco Jewelry

These two wonderful jewelry artists will be out selling their artwork at the East Greenwich Art Festival on September 1st and 2nd at the New England Tech Campus – Don’t miss out!

Andrea Ehret of String ‘N’ Things creates her jewelry using almost all upcycled materials that she has rescued from various antique stores, flea markets and garage sales. These items often include vintage and repurposed materials such as doilies, lace, buttons, keys, games pieces and toys – making her art form truly unique!

“Do what you love and what you enjoy, because you won’t have any fun if you don’t” – Andrea Ehret

Andrea also creates modern wreaths made out of yarn and felt!…

Andrea’s craft making all began about 5 years ago when she couldn’t find that perfect necklace to match her outfit. Out of her dilemma came wonderful jewelry making!
Make sure to check out all of Andrea’s wonderful artwork on her Etsy site today!
Ashley Vick of Filomena Demarco Jewelry  earned her BFA in metals from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. Utilizing the techniques of electro-forming, lost wax casting and various methods of fabrication, Ashley creates sculptural jewelry that is inspired by forms and colors found in nature – gathering much of her inspiration from her travels, specifically the southwest.
I remember discovering the transformative power of jewelry as a young girl, piling on my mother’s jewelry with a more-is-better approach, and how beautiful and special it made me feel to wear it. As a child, I had no concept of how much it cost or what it was worth. All I knew was the pleasure of wearing it and how it made me feel. Inevitably, I would get caught and, fearing loss or ruin, be forced to put it back. I think about how much beautiful jewelry went unworn and how it was locked away for safekeeping. The memory of this has shaped my relationship to jewelry.
According to Ashley, jewelry should serve people; people should not be in service to it. It is her hope and intention that the jewelry she makes be worn and enjoyed, that it lend itself to the expression of personal style, that it make a statement, and that whoever wears it will feel beautiful and special too.
Please visit Ashley at Filomeno Demarco Jewelry online today and make sure to come out to the East Greenwich Art Festival on September 1st and 2nd to support Ashley, Andrea and many more wonderful local artists!
And don’t forget to put the Festival Fete Holiday Market on your calendar as well!

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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!

The Wait is Over!

8 Jun

The big event is finally here!
Come out TOMORROW to the Garden City Center in Cranston, Rhode Island for the second annual Garden City Center Art Festival, presented by Festival Fete

Come out for beautiful local art work

Live ENTERTAINMENT…

By The Toe Jam Band

And The Big Nazo

Local EATS…

La Creperie

Dirty Vegan Foods

Burger Shack

AND MORE!

You don’t want to miss out on this wonderful fun-filled, family friendly, local art event!

Come out tomorrow, June 9th & Sunday, June 10th to celebrate the arts with Festival Fete!

Big thanks to our presenting sponsor!

What’s in Store At the Garden City Center Art Festival?

1 Jun

It’s just around the corner…

The Garden City Center Art Festival will be held on June 9th & 10th at the Garden City Center in Cranston, Rhode Island

We’ve been showing you TONS of local artwork

SO, what else is in store for you?…

GREAT Eats…

La Creperie Providence

The Burger Shack

Dirty Vegan Food

AND More…

FABULOUS Entertainment…

The Big Nazo

The Toe Jam Band

And tons more!…

You’ll have to see it to believe it!

Come join Festival Fete and celebrate the second annual Garden City Center Art Festival on June 9th & 10th!

See you there!

Big thanks…

It’s Almost That Time of Year…Support GCC Art Festival Artists!

30 May

Kewt by Keelia Kentor    Heart2Heart Design by Kyle Kochiss

The Garden City Center Art Festival is right around the corner! This great art happening will be held this June 9th & 10th at the Garden City Center  in Cranston, Rhode Island. Bring the entire family for a day filled with merriment, wonderful local art work, live entertainment, food, drink, and MORE!

Live entertainment by The Toe Jam Band & The Big Nazo!

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

COMING SOON…

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!

New England Art Happenings This Memorial Day Weekend!

26 May

Hey Art Lovers,

Check out what’s going on this Memorial Day Weekend at the deCordova Museum & Sculpture Park:

Gary Webb

This British sculptor is hosting his first ever exhibition in the United States. Known for his use of “myriad materials including steel, aluminum, glass, mirror, plastic, brass, wood, brick, spray paint, fabrics, and assorted found objects.”

“Webb creates enigmatic objects that play games with the tradition of Modernist abstraction while commenting on twenty-first century consumer culture” (deCordova.org).

Read more about Gary Webb today and see how you can plan your visit to the deCordova exhibition!

Jedediah Caesar

Have a passion for sculpture? Check out Los Angeles Native, Jedediah Caesar’s exhibition at the deCordova this Memorial Day Weekend…

Caesar’s works are created from “congealed materials that speak to process, temporality, and location in contemporary art.”

What is truly unique about Caesar’s art work is the fact that he constructs his works from various found objects.

Read more about the Jedediah Caesar exhibition today

Second Nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now

This exhibition offers a new perspective on abstract photography. Unlike many art forms, this exhibition “challenges our popular view of photography as an objective image of reality by reasserting its constructed nature” (decordova.org).

These are only several of the many fascinating exhibitions happening at the deCordova Museum & Sculpture Park.

Read up on other current exhibitions and plan your trip today!

We are looking forward to seeing you in just a couple short weeks at the Garden City Center Art Festival at the Garden City Center in Cranston, Rhode Island!

And of course, none of Festival Fete’s Art Happenings would be possible without our wonderful sponsors!

Here’s Your Chance, Support Local Art!

24 May

It’s A Dog’s Life Bakery     PhotoJOY

It’s just around the corner! Don’t miss out this June 9th & 10th, Festival Fete will be at the Garden City Center  with tons of fabulous local artists for the 2nd annual Garden City Center Art Festival!

Come join us for days full of beautiful local art work, entertainment, food, free kids activities and MORE!

Live entertainment by The Toe Jam Band & The Big Nazo!

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

Unable to make it in June? Have no fear…

The East Greenwich Art Festival

Will be there!

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

You won’t want to miss this!

HUGE THANKS!