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Tenessee Craft Fair in Nashville Oct. 12th – 14th!

Hello lovely Nashville! We are heading back to see you this weekend for the wonderful Tennessee Craft Fair and we can’t wait! And in fun news, our good friend Go Carr Go will be traveling along and our booth neighbor too. See the Fair Map below!

Tennessee Craft Fair – Friday October 12th – Sunday October 14th, 2018 in Centennial Park in Nashville, TN. We’re thrilled to be back in the wonderful Tennessee Craft Fair that features national level fine hand craft and artisans gathered together. Join the Nashville tradition of celebrating and supporting American handmade craft at this premier event on the lawn in Centennial Park. Shop one-of-a-kind, finely crafted artwork directly from the juried, award-winning artists. A unique feature of Tennessee Craft Fairs requires artists to be on-site so while shopping, you’ll meet the artists (like us!), learn what inspires us and how we take raw materials like clay, paper, wood, metal and glass and transform them into fine craft.

In addition to the array of high quality craft, visitors enjoy fun hands-on activities in our Kids’ Tent, food from area vendors and demonstrations from artisans aimed to educate as they create pieces in front of your eyes. For more info CLICK HERE.

THE DETAILS:

Who: Tennessee Craft Fair in Nashville, TN is Free & Open to All!

Where: Along the intersections of West End Ave and 26th Ave. S. & 27th Ave. N. in between Vanderbilt Campus and The Parthenon.

When: Full Festival: Friday Oct. 12th from 10am to 6pm / Saturday Oct. 13th from 10am – 6pm and Sunday Oct. 14th from 10am – 5pm.

Here is a Map of the 2018 Tennessee Craft Fair for you too:

An Occasion For The Arts in Williamsburg!

 

Hello Williamsburg! We will be showing for the first time at the historic An Occasion For The Arts on Saturday & Sunday October 6th & 7th in Williamsburg, VA. Yay! An Occasion For The Arts was founded in 1969 to provide Williamsburg with an arts extravaganza. Since then it has grown, year by year, to become the area’s premier art and music festival. An Occasion For The Arts draws outstanding artists from around the country on the first weekend in October each year. Lively performances are held both days on our two stages, and the popular food court provides a culinary taste of fall. For more info CLICK HERE.

We will be at Booth 62 in the Duke of Gloucester Section, with loads of our new Art Prints, and new Rock Posters plus Greeting Cards and Alphabet Prints too, long with 145  artists from around the United States. A list of participating artists can be found here and a full map and listing can be found here.

We hope to see you there Williamsburg!

THE DETAILS:

Who: An Occasion For The Arts Arts & Music Festival in Williamsburg, Virginia is Free & Open to All! With 145 Artists from 21 states + Israel & Canada.

Where: Along the intersections of Prince George, Boundary St. and Duke of Gloucester

When: Full Festival: Oct. 5th – 7th / Art Show is ONLY: Saturday Oct. 6th & Sunday Oct. 7th

 

Come See Us @ Artrider Fall Crafts At Lyndhurst!

Fall Crafts At Lyndhurst – Friday September 14th – Sunday September 16th, 2018 in majestic Tarrytown, NY at the beautiful and historic Lyndhurst Estate grounds on the Hudson River. We’re heading north and we couldn’t be happier to be on our way to first time at Fall Crafts At Lyndhurst in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Come join us with over 300 top artisans and handmade makers from all around the United States. For more info CLICK HERE. 

The Details:

  • Who: Over 260 handmade fine craft artisans from around the country!
  • What: Artrider Fall Crafts At Lyndhurst
  • When: Friday September 14th – Sunday September 16th. Hours: Friday 10 – 5pm  / Saturday 10 – 6pm  / Sunday 10 – 5pm
  • Where: The Lyndhurst Mansion Estate, located at 635 South Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591. Free Parking!
  • Why: Because handmade is best.

A Fair In The Park 2018!

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Hello Pittsburgh friends! It’s time for the 49th Annual A Fair In The Park! And it’s so nice for us to do a show here at home. So come on out and see us + 105 other amazing handcraft artists from around the region. We will be Booth #71, in the lower section.

A Fair In The Park – Friday September 7th – Sunday September 9th, 2018 at Mellon Park, in Pittsburgh PA. Presented by the Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh, entirely artist run A Fair in the Park is held in the lush surroundings of Pittsburgh’s Mellon Park. An estimated 20,000 dedicated visitors enjoy the opportunity to interact with over 100 regional and national artists working in a variety of mediums including clay, fiber, wood, jewelry, glass, metal, mixed media, and two-dimensional art. For more info CLICK HERE.

  • What A Fair In The Park, is held in the lush surroundings of Pittsburgh’s Mellon Park. An estimated 20,000 dedicated visitors enjoy the opportunity to interact with over 100 regional and national artists working in a variety of mediums including clay, fiber, wood, jewelry, glass, metal, mixed media, and two-dimensional art. A Fair In The Park is FREE to attend and very family friendly!
  • Where: is held in the lush surroundings of Pittsburgh’s Mellon Park located at 6300 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15232 in Shadyside / Point Breeze.
  • When: September 7-9, 2018. The show hours are FRI: 1pm-7pm, SAT: 10am-7pm, and SUN: 10am-5pm.
  • Why: Because local & handmade are best!

Woodland Art Fair

Hello Lexington & Kentucky! We are heading your way this weekend for the Woodland Art Fair 2018  • Hours: Sat.8/18 – 10am-6pm and Sun. 8/19 – 10am-5pm RAIN ☔️ OR SHINE☀️ so come on out and get your art on!

Woodland Art Fair is held on the beautiful Woodland Park grounds (601 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502). Over 200 artists, enjoy live music, Kentucky food, beer gardens, family art engagement activities all available with FREE admission.

Every August for more than 40 years, Woodland Park transforms into a venue filled with over 200 artists and craftspeople selling unique, handcrafted items. Items for sale include ceramics, wood, jewelry, painting, metal, fiber, mixed media and photography. In addition to hundreds of art vendors, the Woodland Art Fair features live entertainment, local food and beverage vendors, and free hands-on art activities for children and families. For more info CLICK HERE.

Below is a map for you (our booth is #142) and the details you need for this year’s Woodland Art Fair 2018:

  • When: Sat.8/18 – 10am-6pm and Sun. 8/19 – 10am-5pm RAIN ☔️ OR SHINE☀️
  • Where: 601 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502

strawberryluna at Lakewood Art Festival – 8/4/18

Hello Lakewood, OH! We can’t wait to meet you at our first appearance at the Lakewood Arts Festival on Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m in Lakewood, OH. And yep, this is just a 1-day show so don’t miss out.

For forty years, the Lakewood Arts Festival has brought local and national artists to the streets of Lakewood, Ohio the first Saturday in August. With over 10,000 attendees, this one day show with arts and entertainment all day long this show features over 165 artists. Click here for a list of participating artists.

We will be in Booth #83 at Detroit & Gladys Avenues, (see Map below – so we’re easy to find!) and will have lots of our hand pulled silkscreen Art Prints, our popular screenprinted Alphabet Prints, our silkscreen printed Rock Posters, all of our current Greeting Cards and lots of new goodies along with us so come on out and enjoy the day celebrating handcraft and art by working artists and craftspeople.

THE DETAILS

  • Who: Over 165 Artists and Craftspeople from around the region.
  • What: The Lakewood Arts Fest
  • When: Saturday, August 4, 2018 (ONLY!)
  • Where: Lakewood, OH – Detroit Ave. & Warren Rd., Lakewood, OH 44107
  • Why: Because handmade in the US is best.

Come Join Us at American Artisan Festival in Nashville!

Hi Nashville! We’re excited to see you again! This coming Father’s Day Weekend the wonderful American Artisan Festival returns to historic Centennial Park  in Nashville, TN for a long weekend of Fine Craft & Fine Art this Friday June 15th – Sunday June 17th, 2018. We are thrilled to be returning to Music City and participating in the revival of the historic American Artisan Festival as this show of American fine hand craft showcases 150 artists from over 30 states and it truly a one of a kind show.

We will be in Booth #2, (see Map below – so we’re easy to find!) and will have lots of our hand pulled silkscreen Art Prints, our popular screenprinted Alphabet Prints, our silkscreen printed Rock Posters, and lots of new goodies along with us so come on out and enjoy the day celebrating handcraft and art by working American artisans.

  • What: American Artisan Festival, now in it’s 44th year.
  • Where: Historic Centennial Park, in Nashville, TN located at 2500 West End Ave., Nashville, TN 37203
  • When: Friday, June 15 – Sunday June 17, 2018, with hours as follows:
  • Hours: Friday – 12PM – 8PM  / Saturday – 10AM – 7PM / Sunday – 10AM – 5PM
  • Who: Over 150 juried Fine Craft & Fine Artisans from around the U.S.

A Father’s Day Tradition

The city continues to hold a special place in its heart for this great festival and the Father’s Day tradition that is all about enjoying fine art and family fun. Always free to the public, fair goers enjoy live music all day by some of Nashville’s most talented musicians, FREE children’s art activities including ceramics and craft making, and more than fifteen artisanal food and drink vendors including craft cocktails, beer and wine.

For the complete list of of the artists & booth numbers & musical performers click HERE and for overall info about American Artisan Festival for more info CLICK HERE.

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3 Rivers Arts Fest Time!

Dear Pittsburgh, it’s Arts Fest Time! Come join us at Three Rivers Arts Festival where we will be showing and vending along with hundreds other nationally recognized artists and craftspeople for the amazing Artists Market. Find us at Booth #76 on Gateway Plaza – but note that we’ll ONLY be in the Artists Market from Friday June 1st – Tuesday night June 5th (and then a whole new set of artists will be in the Market for the next week) each day from 12 noon – 8pm.

For the full music line up, click here. Here’s a map of the Gateway Center Artists Market, and the full map is just a bit farther down for you.

Three Rivers Arts Fest – This year the Festival runs from Friday June 1 – Sunday 10, 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA. Yay! We love Three Rivers Arts Fest!  *BUT PLEASE NOTE* we will ONLY be in the first 5-day session on Gateway Plaza at Booth #76 from Friday June 1st to Tuesday June 5th – ONLY.

The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is a celebration of the arts in downtown Pittsburgh unlike any other in the nation. For more info CLICK HERE.

Full 3 Rivers Arts Fest Market Map Below, with just Gateway Center (where our booth is!) below that.

DATES: June 1 – 10, 2018

ARTIST MARKET HOURS: 12-8pm each day.

LOCATION: Downtown Pittsburgh, PA in and around Gateway Center & Point State Park.

ARTIST EXHIBITORS: There will be literally hundreds of fine art and contemporary craft artists from around the country representing the highest quality work including painting, photography, mixed media, garden sculpture, ceramics, glass, wood, furniture, metal, jewelry, wearables and so much more. The Artists Market has multiple sections and changes many times throughout the Festival so do check out the Artists List here with dates and Booth locations.

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Designer Discard this Saturday!

DESIGNER DISCARD IS BACK!! This year Designer Discard is at Spirit Lodge from 11am – 4pm on Saturday April 28th, 2018.

Designer Discard is a one of a kind experience. Sort of like if all of your favorite local designers and makers had like, a giant yard sale, but way better. Because that’s EXACTLY what Designer Discard is. We only ask designers and artists to sell their handmade designer seconds, vintage items, & second hand goods. Be sure to come hungry for Spirit’s family-friendly brunch or treat yourself to an option from the bar.

What are we bringing? We will have a slew of our misprints and goofups for sale at extremely great awesome low prices. Come sift through minorly scuffed, dented, and ink splotched hand silkscreen printed pieces. Things that look great framed! But we can’t sell them online due to the individual nature of each piece. Exhibits below. ONE DAY ONLY!

Designer Discard is a FULLTIME Festival Event – FULLTIME is proudly presented by our friends at Monmade

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The National Aviary “Wings & Wildlife Show” & Maker Challenge Artists

The Wings & Wildlife Art Show is the The National Aviary’s annual juried show highlighting Wildlife Artists from across the region. We are happy to announce our first ever participation in this show as one of the 18 Makers selected for the National Aviary Maker Challenge, a collaborative effort with Bridgeway Capital’s Craft Business Accelerator and MONMADE. Some of the products, such a prints, tea towels, greeting cards and tote bags that we designed exclusively for The National Aviary as a part of The Maker Challenge are below!Approximately 40 artists will be selected to include their work in the show in November and will be set up throughout the lovely National Aviary’s spaces.

Wings & Wildlife Art Show dates and times for 2018 are:

  • November 2, 2018  6:00pm-10:00pm  Opening Soiree & Benefit Auction (ticketed fundraiser for National Aviary)
  • November 3, 2018  10:00am-5:00pm  Wings & Wildlife Art Show at the National Aviary
  • November 4, 2018  10:00am-5:00pm  Wings & Wildlife Art Show at the National Aviary

The National Aviary’s call to be a part of Wings & Wildlife Art Show is open until April 30, 2018 and if you are interested in participating you can apply here. 

For more info check out this article in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review about the 2018 Wings & Wildlife Show or visit The National Aviary’s Wings & Wildlife Call for Artists Here.

 

Richmond Spring Bada Bing!

The Richmond Craft Mafia’s 13th annual Spring Bada-Bing Indie Craft Show is happening on April 21st at The Hardywood Craft Brewery and we can’t wait to be there again! This is such a fun show and our first show of the year.

This year all of the artists and vendors will be together under the big tents outside of Hardywood’s Brewery. Come shop the best spring craft show in town, filled with the best indie makers, crafters, artists, and designers!

We will have lots of our hand printed silkscreen rock posters, art prints and nursery art, and greeting cards as well as some new fun items too!

The Details:

  • When: April 21st, 2018 from 11am- 6pm.
  • Where: Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, located at 2408 Ownby Ln, Richmond, VA 23220
  • Who: 40+ Handmade and Handcraft artisans from around the country.

So come join us in celebrating the return of Spring with a lovely, highly curated selection of 40+ vendors of handmade & handcrafted wares. Sip a craft beer and shop  the vendors, featuring wide variety of work in categories such as clothing, accessories, plush toys, jewelry, pottery, bath and body products, 2-D art, food gifts and much more!

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As always Spring Bada-Bing is FREE to attend and a family friendly event. Join the movement and buy handmade!

 

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National Aviary Maker Challenge – Roseate Spoonbill

The National Aviary is America’s only independent indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated exclusively to birds. Located in right here in Pittsburgh, on the historic North Side, The National Aviary’s diverse collection comprises more than 500 birds representing more than 150 species from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild.

On July 1, 2017 The Aviary announced The Maker Challenge, a partnership with the Monmade, which is trade group for creative, maker-based entrepreneurs that we are a part of here in Pittsburgh and we were honored to be among the 18 chosen local makers for The Maker Challenge.

The Maker Challenge features one local craft business, maker enterprise, or entrepreneurial artist each month who have been hand selected to create new and exclusive products for their gift shop. Each Maker was assigned a particular bird and month in the Aviary to highlight the conservation struggles and efforts worldwide for that particular species.

Our month is March 2018 and our special bird is The Roseate Spoonbill, a wading bird of the ibis family with distinctive white, buff-yellowand pink feathers. Once common, the Roseate Spoonbill was avidly hunted for its plumagein the US to near-extinction in Mid-to-Late 1800s. Now returning and found in the coastal Gulf regions of the Southern US, as well as in the Caribbean, Central and South America.

Shown here (and the last photo below) are some of the illustrations and designs that we created exclusively for The National Aviary to carry in their gift shop, and available there through the summer of 2019. Our suite of products include prints of all 3 of the above illustrations in 2 standard sizes (8×10 and 114×14 inches), as well as greeting cards, tea towels and canvas tote bags too.

As a part of our Maker Challenge Month, Allison did a silkscreen print demo at the The National Aviary onto blank greeting cards of our new Peace Dove design that also double as a coloring page that both the little ones and grown ups can color, (or leave as is in striking black & white) to frame or to send to friends and family. If you are heading to The National Aviary in March, definitely drop by the front entrance gift shop and check out our Roseate Spoonbill exclusive pieces, as well as the items from some of the previous artists in The Maker Challenge!

Come Christkindlmarkts With Us @ People’s Gas Holiday Market!

Downtown Pittsburgh for the Holidays

We’re getting extra hygge with it for the Holidays this year! Come Downtown and join in the festivities all season long with 3 local, handmade maker/artists (ourselves Allison & Craig here at strawberryluna, our friend Kim Fox of Worker Bird and Kirsten Lowe-Rebel of KLoRebel) as we pop-up our 1st ever Holiday Shop in beautiful Market Square through the Holidays!

We are 3 Pittsburgh artists, and a part of the new Monmade craft entrepreneurial trade group here in Pittsburgh, and are sharing an adorable Chalet for the duration of the People’s Gas Holiday Market. We’ll be nestled with many other vendors in Market Square in our Chalet Shop 7 days a week through 12/23/17 (yes, for 6 weeks yep!) offering our hand crafted goods, all made right here in Western, PA by our hands. It’s pretty special yinz.

Screen Shot 2017-11-23 at 11.56.24 AMMonmade is a trade group of regional craft businesses, maker enterprises, design/build shops, and entrepreneurial artists. Monmade Producers use traditional handwork processes and manufacturing technologies to transform raw and reclaimed materials into products that have utility, durability, and good design.

See our Chalet Shop below (photo by the talented Matt Dayak) and come find us in Market Square through 12/23!

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Inspired by the original German Christkindlmarkts (or “Christmas Market”), the Peoples Gas Holiday Market brings a cherished European tradition to Pittsburgh with an international flair, a touch of local charm, and a pinch of sugar, spice, and everything nice. From Friday, November 17th – Saturday, December 23rd, drop on by Market Square in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh to see for yourself! As you weave through the Alpine-style wooden chalets, brimming with high quality gifts, you’ll experience a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience.

Below is just a small sample of work by strawberryluna, Worker Bird and KLoRebel

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The Market features 35 vendors of unique gifts that can’t be found anywhere else in Pittsburgh. The Market will be open daily (except for Thanksgiving) through Saturday, December 23. To see the complete list of vendors, click here.

Pittsburgh Today Live stopped by and chatted with us, here’s a fun little piece on our Chalet here!

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This year, the Holiday Market will showcase some fantastic local talent with live performances. And of course, be sure to visit Santa in his Downtown Pittsburgh home, right in the heart of the Holiday Market. By making a donation to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (suggested $5), you will receive a complimentary photo with Santa!

With a twinkle of lights, a few flurries in the air, and a warm drink in your hands, who knows…the Holiday Market might become a bit magical, if you just believe.

Mark your calendars now! The Holiday Market will open on November 17th for Light Up Night, and will remain open until December 23rd. 

HOURS:
Monday – Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday + Saturday: 11:00 a.m.. – 9:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

img_1853Happy Thanksgiving to one and all.

This year, like every year, we wish one and all a wonderful day of Thanksgiving, no matter who, or where you are.

And like every year, the best way I know to recapture that ultimate Thanksgiving feeling is via this perfect and lovely Charles Schulz cell illustration. Why? Because it’s the best there is.

Wanna get cozy and watch the show? Click the image above or the link below:

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving in all of it’s meanings for you & yours.

St. James Court Art Show this weekend!

St_James_Art_Show_header_2017Hello Louisville, KY! We’re hitting the road once more for the St. James Court Art Show – Friday October 6 – Sunday October 8, 2017 in the historic Old Louisville neighborhood.  We are thrilled to be returning to the Third Street Section, Booth (3S) 870 between Magnolia Ave. & Burnett Ave near the Samuel Culbertson Mansion. This autumn tradition draws 200,000 visitors who come to purchase unique handcrafted items directly from the hands that created them. The Show features a juried selection of over 700 of the county’s top artisans, makers, crafters and artists show at this amazing fair. It’s a doozy ya’ll!

Always held the first full weekend of October, the St. James Court Art Show has been running continuously for 60 years. For over 60 years, the first full weekend in October has meant that it’s St. James Court Art Show time. What originally began as a way to pay the bills has become an autumn tradition that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to see (and purchase) original art from talented artists.

For more info CLICK HERE.

The Details:

What: St. James Court Art Show

Where: Old Louisville, for GPS purposes use this address: 1402 St James Court, Louisville, KY 40208. Find the Art Show on Google maps here.

When: Friday October 6, 2017 – Sunday October 8, 2017. Friday & Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 10am – 5pm.

And here is a Map of the entire gigantic show spanning a few dozen blocks:

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