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Hello Louisville & St. James Court Art Show!

Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 12.42.31 PMWell hello hello Louisville! We are awfully excited to get to know you this weekend at the historic, 60th Annual St. James Court Art Show! This is our 1st participation in this amazing show, so come find us and say hello at Booth 909, South 3rd Street Section (3S). We’ll have our Art Prints, Rock Posters, Lunch Bags, Alphabet Nursery Prints and one-of-a-kind Test Prints along.

The St. James Court Art Show is a juried fine arts and fine crafts show that hosts an impressive 750 artists from North America. Held in the heart of historic Old Louisville among the country’s largest collection of Victorian homes, the St. James Court Art Show® has for over five decades provided our neighborhood, city and state with a rich cultural and artistic legacy.

A huge event for the Louisville area, St. James Court Art Show is FREE and open to the public. There is parking in the area (check here for more info), and there are 2 Shuttle Services to choose from. Parking Shuttle Service directions 2016.

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  • What: St. James Court Art Show, now in its 60th consecutive year with over 750 participating artists from around the country.
  • Where: Old Historic Louisville, KY –  For GPS location use this address: 1402 St James Court, Louisville, KY 40208. For more info click here.
  • When: September 29th – October 2nd 2016. Hours: Friday 10am – 6pm / Saturday 10am – 6pm / Sunday 10am – 5pm

Below is a Map of the show for you, so come on out!

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Join Us At A Fair In The Park!

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Fresh September air, hundreds of artists and beautiful Mellon Park, come out and enjoy it all this weekend! Now in its 47th year the historic A Fair in the Park in Pittsburgh time is here! This show is artist-run and presented by the Craftsmens Guild of Pittsburgh.

We will have our Alphabet Prints, Rock Posters, Art Prints, Cardinal Seasons Prints, Lunchbags and more on hand, as well as new pieces in booth 86 in the lower field, under the trees. So come on out and enjoy the weekend with us!

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.

This annual contemporary fine art and fine craft festival is FREE to attend and family friendly. Once again there will be a wide variety of great local food optoins at this year’s Fair. A Fair in the Park is held rain or shine.

The Details:

  • Who: Over 100 regionally & nationally recognized artists and professional craftspeople will be showing and selling their works.
  • What: A Fair in the Park now in its 47th year, presented & organized by the Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh.
  • Where: Mellon Park, in Pittsburgh, PA’s East End at 6300 Fifth Ave. Pittsburgh PA 15232
  • When: DATES: Friday September 9 through Sunday September 11, 2016. HOURS:  Friday: 1pm – 7pm // Saturday: 10am – 7pm // Sunday: 10am – 5pm

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Hello Columbus Arts Fest!

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Hello Columbus, Ohio! We are so excited for our first time participating in the Columbus Arts Festival this weekend, Friday June 10 through Sunday June 12.

The 2016 Columbus Arts Festival will be held along Columbus’ beautiful downtown Riverfront, which will again be transformed into a stunning outdoor art gallery as the nation’s top artists display their work and attract art enthusiasts from all over the country. In addition to hosting more than 300 nationally acclaimed artists, the 2016 Festival will feature fantastic gourmet fare from some of the city’s finest restaurants, live concerts, dance and theatre performances, film screenings, hands-on art activities and more—there will truly be something for everyone! For more info CLICK HERE.

The Columbus Arts Festival is open to the public, family and pet friendly and FREE to attend!

  • Who: Over 350 nationally selected artists are juried into this show from over 1100 applications each year. There will be fine arts fine hand crafts well represented.
  • What: The Columbus Arts Festival silly!
  • When: Friday June 10, Saturday June 11 & Sunday June 12. Festival Hours are:  Friday 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.  / Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. / Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
  • Where: The Festival will be located along the Scioto Mile, Columbus’ signature riverfront park – and in front of COSI, the Center of Science and Industry. The 2016 Columbus Arts Festival will be June 10, 11 & 12.
  • Why: Because Handmade and Artisan Craft is best!

Below is a map of the Columbus Arts Festival grounds and we will be at Booth 203M. See you there Columbus!

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Come On Out For 3 Rivers Arts Fest

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It’s time Pittsburgh! The Three Rivers Arts Festival is here!

Three Rivers Arts Fest is the biggest summer event every year in Pittsburgh, so we are honored to be participating once again in the amazing Artists Market. This year we are at Booth #61 from Friday June 3rd to Tuesday June 7th (only!) – right on Gateway Plaza and Penn Avenue Extension and we can’t wait for the adventures this show always brings.

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The Three Rivers Arts Festival is a 10 day celebration of Arts, Music, Performance and more that is always family friendly and totally FREE to attend. For the full schedule of events and musical performance line up as well as activities CLICK HERE

Founded in 1960 by the Women’s Committee of the Carnegie Museum of Art, Three Rivers Arts Festival has presented, during its vast and varied history, more than 10,000 visual and performing artists and entertained millions of residents and visitors. Such notable and memorable stage performances have included Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Phillip Glass, Steven Reich, Smokey Robinson as well as literary legends Allen Ginsberg and Spalding Gray. Contemporary dance artists Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, Lar Lubovitch, Pucci:Sport and many others have performed, and within recent past, concerts have featured Norah Jones, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Sonic Youth, The Wailers and the Black Keys.

The Festival begins on the first Friday in June and takes place at the confluence of Pittsburgh’s famed three rivers in Point State Park, throughout picturesque Gateway Center, and in the city’s world-renowned Cultural District.

Click here for this year’s musical line-up!

And here is a handy map for you to find your way around the Artists Market and music stages too. See you there Pittsburgh!

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Happy Handmade Holiday Sale & Deals!

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There is a lot going on for everyone at this time of year , so let’s keep this short & sweet.

Our annual Happy Handmade Holiday Sale is now ON and runs through January 15, 2016. Choose to use either Coupon Code:

  1. HOHOHOLIDAY20 – For 20% off of any order, shipped anywhere in the world!
  2. HOLIDAYFREESHIP – For free Priority USPS Shipping anywhere in the US (only).

Our annual Happy Handmade Holidays Sale and Coupon Codes are good through January 31, 2016! And both Coupon Codes are valid in our Webshop here and in our Etsy Shop here as well. So you can treat your friends, family and even yes, yourself. You’ve been good. You deserve it too.

We are shipping every day with joy from our studio right to you until Christmas Eve, December 24th. For USPS Christmas Delivery Dates, click here. And for expedited shipping rate quotes email us! We’re happy to make holiday magic with you.

A Quick Word About Shopping Small:

When you shop with small businesses, handmade makers, and American made artisans your purchases make a direct impact on many lives. For instance, in our case, when you shop with us, we then also support other small, local businesses. How? We source our materials from US-based and US-manufacturing producers & distributors for our papers (like Domtar Cougar and French Paper), inks ( we use mainly Speedball), screens, squeeges, output films (all from Pittsburgh’s own Tech Support Screenprinting Supplies) and more. We also wholesale our art work to many independent shops (local favorites Wildcard in Lawrenceville and Sapling & Sons in Beaver, PA) around the country who do more of the same and support more small businesses in turn.

We think it’s a pretty great cycle; we hope that you do too. Best & brightest! Happy Holidays to all!

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Super Friends Indie Holiday Craft Fair Last Minute Market!

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Hey gang! The Super Friends Indie Holiday Craft Fair Last Minute Market fun is happening once again this year, hooray!

On Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 11am – 6pm, come share in the slathering of local artist friends with ample supply of holiday goods for your last minute holiday shopping needs + Join us for Holiday Cheer in the form of music, crafts, snacks, homemade cookies, beer, libations, and good vibes!

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It’s Handmade Arcade Time!

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Yay! It’s here! It’s here! It’s Handmade Arcade Time! Come join us + over 150 other amazing Handmade Makers from around the country this Saturday, December 5, 2015 (one day only!) for the best of the best in every way. Handmade Arcade is FREE to attend and very family friendly with lots of maker-activies for everyone.

Handmade Arcade is highly anticipated event that attracts more than 9,000 attendees in one day. HA provides craftspeople and artists working outside mainstream and fine arts sectors with a grassroots, high-visibility venue to sell wares, build community, network and share their artistic practice. Handmade Arcade, founded in 2004, is Pittsburgh’s first and largest independent craft fair. Now in its twelfth year, HA brings young, innovative crafters and progressive do-it-yourself designers to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center on December 5, 2015 to sell, their handmade, locally produced, and offbeat wares at a bustling marketplace.

Come join in one of the best, biggest, and brightest Holiday Shopping and Maker events in the US this Saturday and share good times with friends & family while finding incredible, Made In The US handcrafted goods.

HA_2015_shoppersHere is a list of the 2015 Vendors and for more info about Handmade Arcade visit their About Page here.

This is year is extra special as Handmade Arcade is debuting their first ever publication, a fabulous Coloring Book called “Things Making Things”, designed for all ages (no, really) with the artwork of 10 local artists, including us (eeeeeeee!). The Coloring Books will be available for purchase from the Handmade Arcade Booth as well as participating artists and ALL proceeds benefit upcoming Handmade Arcade Outreach & Education projects.

And as always Early Birdie Shopping Passes are available for stress-free first looks before the crowds roll in.

For a great preview of what’s in store, check out this video from KDKA News Pittsburgh Today live with organizers Jennifer Baron & Jill Chisnell here.

With past Handmade Arcade Photos and Videos here. It’s a super fun time, and we can’t wait to see you all this year!

 

  • The Details:

  • Who: Over 150 Maker Artists and Handmade Crafters from around the USA.

  • What: Handmade Arcade, founded in 2004, is Pittsburgh’s first and largest independent craft fair.

  • When: Saturday December 5, 2015 from 11am – 7pm – ONE DAY ONLY!

  • Where: David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown Pittsburgh – 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15222

  • Why: Because Handmade is best yinz!

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Hello Crafty Supermarket & Cincinnati!

CraftySupermarketBannerWe’re hittin’ the road for Small Business Saturday and our 1st ever appearance at the fantastic Crafty Supermarket in Cincinnati!

Crafty Supermarket is a great indie craft & maker market in downtown Cincinnati, OH that brings together shoppers who love and value handmade, small business and hand crafted work with the very makers and artists who make them. And we can’t wait to join those storied ranks this Saturday!

CraftySupermarketShowCrafty Supermarket is FREE to attend with fun craft making room and great local food vendors too. What’s not to love about all that?

The Details

  • Who: 90+ Makers and Artisans from around US + YOU!
  • What: From Chris & Grace, the founders of Crafty Supermarket:
  • “Crafty Supermarket is an indie craft show of metropolitan proportions in the heart of Cincinnati, Ohio. Our juried show features crafters, artists and makers from all over North America and draws shoppers from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and beyond. Founded in 2009, Crafty Supermarket is a great day of crafty shopping where consumers get to meet their makers!”
  • Where: Cincinnati Music Hall Ballroom, 1241 Elm St. Cincinnati, OH 45202
  • When: Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For a complete list of Makers at 2015’s Crafty Supermarket, click on over here. Can’t wait to see you Cincinnati!

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Happy Thanksgiving To All!

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year, like every year, we wish one and all a wonderful day of Thanksgiving, no matter 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 cel illustration. Why? Because it’s the best there is. Enjoy the A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving in it’s glorious entirety below.

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

 

Baltimore & Artscape Bound!

Artscape_HeaderHello Baltimore! We’re heading your way this weekend for our first ever appearance at the famed Artscape!

Our booth is E12, right at the corner of Lanvale & Mt. Royal (see map below) and we’re pretty excited to be a part of this storied and giant Arts event.

About Artscape:

Artscape is America’s largest free arts festival, attracting 400,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, art cars, photography and the Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on outdoor stages; a full schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family events such as hands-on projects, demonstrations, competitions, children’s entertainers and street theater; and a delicious, international menu of food and beverages that is available throughout the festival site. Artscape’s total economic impact on Baltimore City is $25.97 million.

  • Dates: Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19
  • Hours: Friday: 11am-9pm, Saturday: 11am-9pm, Sunday: 11am-8pm
  • Location: Artscape takes place in the Mount Royal Avenue & Cathedral Street, Charles Street, Bolton Hill, and Station North Arts & Entertainment District neighborhoods of Baltimore, MD.
  • Admission: FREE and open to the public! Artscape is held outdoors in tents, and inside the neighborhood’s premier exhibition spaces and performing arts venues. The event is handicapped accessible & family friendly.

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Come See Us At 3 Rivers Arts Fest This Week!

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Hooray! It’s June in Pittsburgh and that means it’s Three Rivers Arts Festival time!

We will be vending in the 1st Session A this year, from Friday June 5th to Tuesday June 9th (only!) at Booth #28, on Gateway Plaza between the Wyndham Grand Hotel & Gateway Three. Come on dahntahn!

The Three Rivers Arts Festival is a 10 day celebration of Arts, Music, Performance and more that is always family friendly and totally FREE to attend. For the full schedule of events and musical performance line up as well as activities CLICK HERE

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.  Each of its world-class, multi-disciplinary performing and visual arts attractions is free to attend and open to the public!

The Festival begins on the first Friday in June and takes place at the confluence of Pittsburgh’s famed three rivers in Point State Park, throughout picturesque Gateway Center, and in the city’s world-renowned Cultural District.

For more about Three Rivers Arts Fest, here’s a great short video that captures the magic.

And! Here’s a handy map of the Gateway Plaza Artists’ Market, with our Booth #28 highlighted, click to enlarge & see all of the Artists Market Maps:

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For the entire Three Rivers Arts Fest Artists Market Maps click HERE and to see the entire 10-day list of rotating artists click HERE.

See you there Pittsburgh!

Join our Domtar Paper #Blueline Twitter Chat on Feb. 26!

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We’re excited to announce a Domtar Blueline Blog Twitter Chat that we’d love for anyone out there to be a part of on Thursday, February 26 at 12:00pm (EST) to 1pm (EST) in partnership with @DomtarPaper‘s monthly #BluelineChat conversations! Make your lunch break count, jump in on the conversation about starting your own creative agency & studio.

So we invite you to join us on Twitter on Thursday, February 26 at 12:00 Eastern for the February Twitter #BluelineChat on the topic of starting your own agency! Drop by Twitter and your host will be Allison, answering questions about starting your own agency & studio. We will also be chatting with other established and up & coming independent entrepreneur creatives who will be joining in the Twitter Chat with @DomtarPaper for this February edition of their #BluelineChat. Got questions for strawberryluna, @DomtarPaper, or other creatives? Ask away! The bigger the conversation the more that we all learn and grow. Follow along by using the Twitter hashtag #BluelineChat

Domtar Paper produces the paper that we love best, Cougar. If you have seen, know or own any of our silkscreen art prints and rock posters on white paper (see below), it’s always on Cougar Smooth White 100lb Cover stock. It takes ink like a champ!

Blueline is a vast design community and paper resource by Domtar Paper. It’s a lot of things. It’s a place where you can  learn about the wide variety of Domtar’s papers & applications and commitments to responsible forestry, find great promotions, see what other designers are making and which papers they are using, as well as submit your own work created with Domtar family paper. There’s a big gallery here, a cool selection of promotional paper booklets here, and a solid info & tips packed blog here.

New to Twitter chats? Be sure to read this post for helpful hints. See you there!

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Come out for Craftin’ Outlaws Saturday 11/15 in Columbus!

Whoo hoo! We’ll be heading to the fellow Rust Belt gem Columbus this weekend for one day only, as vendors at the fun Craftin’ Outlaws Alternative Craft Fair for our 2nd participating year. Craftin’ Outlaws is Columbus Ohio’s best craft & arts show – and this is the Holiday edition!

We will be bringing our selections of Art Print, Greeting Cards, Rock Posters, Lunch Bags, Test Prints and more. The full list of Craftin’ Outlaws Vendors is here.

In addition to handmade goods by American Makers for sale you can embrace the spirit of DIY by participating in a few make and take stations. Participate in Raffles – All proceeds from games and raffles will go to benefit a local non-profit organization. Grab a cocktail or enjoy a beer while you shop and get into the Holiday spirit. A cash bar will be available in the lobby from 11am-5pm. And get your dance on with vinyl being spun by our in house DJ from Wholly Craft.

The Details:

  • What: Craftin’ Outlaws Alternative Craft Fair
  • When: Saturday November 15, 2014 (only!) from 11am – 5pm.
  • Where: The Greater Columbus Convention Center in Downtown Columbus, in Ballrooms 1 & 2 & 3.
  • Why: Because Handmade, by American Makers is the best for the Holidays.

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Doors open at 11am – 5pm This show features FREE ADMISSION, so come on out and shop Handmade for the holidays! For more info, location and details click here.

Art Star Craft Bazaar Philly Here We Come!

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Yay! We are heading to Allison’s hometown of Philadelphia this weekend for our first vendor participation in Art Star Craft Bazaar! The show features over 60 of the very best independent makers from Philadelphia and beyond have been chosen to set up shop and sell their wares.

The Fall Art Star Craft Bazaar is a retail art/craft show that is organized and juried by Philadelphia’s premier craft shop, Art Star Gallery & Boutique.

 

Details:

  • ASCB takes place at the 23rd Street Armory on Saturday, November 8th + Sunday, November 9th, 11-7pm
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    22 S. 23rd Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    $2 Admission from 12-6pm, each day
    (Free to enter from 11am-12pm and 6pm-7pm, each day)
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Shoppers can expect high quality handmade goods that reflect Art Star’s unique and quirky aesthetic.  Erin Waxman + Megan Brewster of Art Star have hand selected a diverse collection of artists that create anything + everything, including housewares, paper goods, dolls, prints, ceramics, clothing, accessories, paintings/drawings, sculpture, and many other one-of-a-kind curiosities. The Art Star Craft Bazaar aims to offer something for everyone (women, men, kids, moms, babies, teens, etc) at a range of prices to accommodate all budgets.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to try out a variety of crafting techniques and take home something special that they made with their own two hands!  A selection of local artists and art organizations / non-profits will be providing family friendly art/craft demonstrations and “Make + Takes”.  ASCB will also host a selection of local food trucks, which will be parked alongside the venue and will include Seoul Food, Pie Stand, Foolish Waffles (Sun only), Poi Dog, and Delicias and Samosa Deb.  Sweetbox Cupcakes  and Yards Beer will be set up inside.

So come on out for this two day celebration of all things handmade and get a jump start on your holiday shopping!

West Elm Bakery Square #WeLoveLocal Makers Event

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Earlier this fall we were very excited to announce a new strawberryluna + West Elm partnership as a part of the opening selection of Local, Pittsburgh & PA Makers in their #WeLoveLocal program. West Elm Pittsburgh at Bakery Square is proud to support Pennsylvania artisans + artisan-made products and we are just as proud to be a part of the West Elm family!

To that end, Pittsburgh friends – come hang out with us tomorrow evening November, 6, 2014 from 6pm – 9pm at the new West Elm store at Bakery Square. Join us as well as many of the other PA & Pittsburgh Local Makers for a fun interactive evening to meet the makers of our LOCAL collection.

Featured West Elm Bakery Square LOCAL Makers are highlighted on the West Elm blog, Front+Main.
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110 Bakery Square Blvd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15206
Hope to see you there!