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Designs on this Month: April Affairs to Remember

4 Apr

On the heels of last week’s surprise storm that opened the new season, we are still feeling timid about saying seemingly taboo words like ‘spring’ and ‘mild’ too soon. But we do prefer to stay positive here at Festival Fete so, with that, let us exclaim with some confidence, ‘Happy Spring!’ If not as lamb-like as we would, well, like, we are still that much closer to the opening of our season. In the meantime, check out some upcoming events we can all sink our artsy, craftsy teeth into until then. And, remember, we love to know what you, our loyal artists and followers, are up to – where you’re showing, going and what you’re making…so stay in touch and stay tuned.

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  • Friday, April 4-6: For nothing less than haute handmade, make your way to CraftBoston Spring, a discriminatingly juried exhibition of ‘fine craft.’ Beginning today through Sunday at The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts.
  • Throughout April: Locally, our favorite so-much-more-than a garden store, The Farmer’s Daughter, is positively blooming with beautiful things to do and learn throughout the month. Go to the the website to plan your day in their gardens.
  • Image Sunday, April 6th: Who is better than the tireless foragers at Whole Foods to find original, locally inspired ideas for your upcoming event? Joining forces with Craftland of Providence, who brings an array of ‘locally made wedding wares,’ this talented team  promises novel wedding offerings from the flowers to the catering, the cakes and pastries as well as gifts of beauty and body care, too!
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A teapot by Adero Willard, one of 22 exclusive potters showing at the Worcester Pottery Invitational.

 

  • Friday, April 11-14: Nationally recognized potters will exhibit at the finely curated Worcester Pottery Invitational next week. Go to the Worcester Center for Crafts’ site to learn about their tradition of and commitment to community-based art and for a full list this show’s superb artists and their work.

Stay near to us as we continue to add to this list as we find more events of interest in our area. And feel free to contact us with any local happenings that you find worthy. Thanks for reading!

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Soak up the ‘Snow’ Shine

14 Feb

Image    One cool thing about Valentine’s Day falling on a Friday is that you’ve got the whole weekend. A long weekend. And while it does seem silly to suggest heading out at all – ever – as this never ending storm endlessly drops either snow, ice or rain, we must hold out hope….I’ll admit I kind of like/slash/love walking to the neighborhood pub that stays open – even in this. Romantic is certainly not expensive.

And Valentine’s Day is not always ‘romantic.’ It’s finding yourself outside, during that eventual break in the clouds, on your favorite snowy trail with your favorite people. Or holding your kid’s hand really tight as you make your way up over the rocks along your special piece of our perfect coastline. It’s sledding and it’s ice skating.

Back at home later, it’s the do-it-yourself-and-make-the-most-of-it holiday that fires up sweet romance. So get the groceries and make that meaningful meal for one or make it for many. Then light the candles, cue the music and enjoy it. Because soon, yes soon, the weather will be too good.

And while we steep in the kind of warmth that only this season brings, we are still looking ahead to milder days. In that anticipation, we wrongly announced the start of our 2014 Festival schedule. We correct that Garden City will host our first festival of 2014 on June 7-8 and Newport will follow soon after. We sorta skipped right over it in our last post! So keep it simple this weekend, stay warm and stay with us as we update Festival Fete news and scheduling regularly.

Last Minute Holiday Shopping at Festival Fete’s Holiday Market

20 Dec

It’s not too late to get in some last minute holiday shopping this weekend at Festival Fete‘s Holiday Market at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. There is plenty of parking, entertainment and crafts for the kids and unique, handmade fine art and crafts. $5 suggested donation at the door with proceeds supporting the local non-profit, Art is Smart. We’ll be open from 10am to 6pm and we hope to see you Sunday!

Here’s a sneak peek…

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Many thanks to:

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It’s beginning to feel like HOLIDAY MARKET TIME!

5 Dec

We know that there are lots of things to do this weekend…but we also know that you do not want to miss Festival Fete’s Holiday Market at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet this Sunday! We have a fantastic group of artisans and craftspeople, entertainers and food vendors, arts and crafts for the kids, and more… so come check it out from 10am to 6pm this Sunday, 12/8 and the following two Sundays, 12/15 and 12/22.

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Gorgeous jewelry by Maji Jewelry will be there! http://www.etsy.com/shop/MajiJewelry

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Laurie-Annya Linfoot http://www.forthebirdsct.com

…and Mantra!

Jennifer Neuguth http://www.mymantramylife.com will be in the house! Woot woot!

Jennifer Neuguth http://www.mymantramylife.com will be in the house! Woot woot!

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Many thanks to our sponsor:

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Holiday Market Entertainment!

25 Nov

We love to provide interesting and fun entertainment for our guests at Festival Fete Holiday Markets. It makes the day shopping for unique, locally hand made goods well…entertaining!

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We will have some returning performers such as Amy the Mime (only this time as an elf!) along with Santa Claus, as well as Lizzie James and the Greystone Rail, Tir Na Nog Irish Dancers, Ladies of the Rolling Pin and Smashing Photo Booth. But also some newer folks like Dance Expressions, belly dancers and choral singers.

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Be sure to check in with us at the information booth when you arrive for detailed show times. And please tell us, what’s your favorite festival entertainment?

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Many thanks to our sponsor:

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Festival Fete 2013 Holiday Market Artists!

12 Nov

We are about three weeks away from the first Festival Fete 2013 Holiday Market at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston, RI! Take a peek at some of the wonderful talent that will be at the show.

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All of the artisans and crafters that participate in a Festival Fete show are juried for admission so you will find an excellent variety of products at very high quality. Most of our vendors are local, some from other parts of New England so you can feel good about supporting small, local businesses!

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Admission to the festival is $5 per person with proceeds benefiting the non-profit, Art is Smart. Children under 12 years old are free, and there will be visits with Santa, FREE gift wrapping, a Children’s Creation Station, festive food and strolling merriment! So mark your calendars for Sunday, December 8th, 15th and 22nd from 10am to 5pm to do your holiday shopping!

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Many thanks to our sponsor and host for this year’s event:

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Shop Smart by Shopping for Local Art this Holiday Season!

23 Oct

It’s hard to believe we are already talking about the upcoming holidays…but the fact is, it is upon us in the retail world big time! Festival Fete would like to encourage you to avoid the frustrating lines and the mundane of big box shopping – and instead shop at local art festivals where you can find something unique for everyone on your list, support local artists and have fun with the whole family!

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Bring your entire family to enjoy Festival Fete’s Holiday Market, this year on three consecutive Sundays – December 8th, 15th and 22nd, at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston, RI from 10am to 6pm. The festival will include over 150 Contemporary American Art and Craft artisans along with  visits with Santa, FREE Gift wrapping, a Children’s Creation Station, festive food and strolling merriment. $5 per person entry fee with proceeds benefiting Art Is Smart. Children under 12 are FREE.

Mark your calendars now and plan to be creative by shopping smart for local art!

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