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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!

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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Tennessee Craft Fair in Nashville this weekend!

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Hello Tennessee Craft Fair! Tennessee Craft hosted the state’s first craft fair in 1972. This Nashville tradition continues this fall when over 200 juried and award-winning artists from across the nation come together to showcase their work. Come celebrate and shop American handmade fine craft!

Tennessee Craft Fair – Friday September 22 – Sunday 24, 2017. We’re awfully excited to head to to Nashville (one of our favorite cities!) for the historic Tennessee Craft Fair. It’s our 1st time at this beloved Tennessee outdoor show. Join us on the lawn of Nashville’s Centennial Park for the 39th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair! Shop directly from over 200 juried national fine craft artists, see live demonstrations & have fun in the Kids’ Tent. 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. While shopping, you’ll meet the artists, learn what inspires them and how they take raw materials like clay, wood, metal and glass and transform them into fine craft. For more info CLICK HERE.

Dates / Times:
Friday, September 22, 2017 • 10am – 6pm
Saturday, September 23, 2017 • 10am – 6pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017 • 10am – 5pm

Venue:
Centennial Park
2500 West End Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37203

We are in Booth A01, and we’ll have lots of our hand silkscreen printed Art Prints, Greeting Cards, Alphabet Prints, Rock Posters and more along for the trip too (some examples below as well as a map of the Fair), so do drop by and say hello!

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Above, our new “Howdy Love” silkscreen print and below, our Mini Cardinal Seasons Print Set.

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And below is a map of the Fair and Exhibitors List here too:


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Hooray! Country Living Fair Ohio is this weekend!

CLFair_2017_headerWe are so happy to be heading back to the adorable and quaint Ohio Village in Columbus, OH this weekend for the unique and ultra fun Country Living Fair, Ohio – Friday September 15 – Sunday September 17, 2017.

If you’ve never been to the Country Living Fair you are missing out on a really special weekend. For reals. It’s a great big show and sale of antiques, vintage, handcrafted goods, art, furniture, home decor, handcrafted clothing and jewelry and so much more. Demos by handcraft artisans as well as nationally known designers. Some of the featured guests for 2017 include The Fabulous Beekman Boys Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge; Kim Leggett of City Farmhouse;  DIY Network designer Joanne Palmisano; Karri Perry from Blue Ribbon Kitchen,  Jana Platina Phipps of Trim Queen,  and many more.

Meet the editors of Country Living Magazine and their guests, attend seminars, workshops, and how-tos, see artisan demonstrations, shop the Harvest & Gourmet Market, and gather ideas and inspiration. For more info CLICK HERE.

We will be in the Market Field off Market Street, in a corner Booth  G388 (full Fair map below), with lots of new prints and goodies. Come by & say hello!

Discounted Fair admission tickets will be on sale at all Ohio JOANN Stores beginning July 7th until September 14th. JOANN exclusive- $30 Early Bird 3 Day Weekend Pass tickets!

Open 10 to 5 each day,  held rain or shine in tents and outdoors in the quaint historic village.

Live Music  will be performed by the Blue Water Ramblers and Jackson Pines.

What: Country Living Fair, Ohio

Where: Ohio Village in Columbus, OH, 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, OH 43211

When: Friday September 15th – Sunday September 17th, 2017. 10-5pm each day.

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A Fair in the Park 2017 is here!

fairlogo2015It’s that lovely time of year in Pittsburgh, cooler temperatures and that last feeling of summer. Otherwise known as A Fair In The Park! Come join us Friday September 8 – Sunday September 10, 2017 at Mellon Park, in Pittsburgh PA. Presented by the Craftsmen’s Guild of Pittsburgh, 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.

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Come out for Woodland Art Fair, Lexington Kentucky

waf17fb_origHello Lexington, KY! We can’t wait to meet you. Come out for a beautiful weekend of soft summer air and incredible handcrafted American art. Get a preview of the work that will be on hand and the artists by clicking here.

Woodland Art Fair will be held on August 19th and 20th, 2017, inside the Woodland Park grounds (601 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502). Shop over 200 artists, enjoy live music, Kentucky food, beer gardens, and create your own family art-all with free admission. Woodland Art Fair has received several national, regional & local honors including being voted a Top 200 Fine Art & Design Show in the nation in 2007-2016 by Sunshine Artist Magazine, a Top 20 Event by The Southeast Tourism Society & a Top 10 Festival by The Kentucky Travel Industry Association.

Woodland Art Fair is FREE to attend and will be held rain or shine, so let’s hope for shine!

WHAT: Shop 200 artists, enjoy live music and food, and create your own family art- all with free admission.

WHEN & WHERE:  August 19-20, 2017, inside the Woodland Park grounds (601 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502).  HOURS: 10am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.

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Come see us in Rhinebeck, NY at Artrider this weekend!

Screen Shot 2017-06-21 at 4.21.56 PMWe’re heading north and we couldn’t be happier to be on our way to the lovely Rhinebeck Crafts Festival in the heart of the Hudson Valley. Come join us with over 200 artisans and handmade makers from all around the United States in the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY.

It’s our first time at this storied show and we’re very much looking forward to getting some time to explore Rhinebeck & the Hudson Valley a little wee bit too! We’ll have lots of our hand silkscreen printed Art Prints, Greeting Cards, Alphabet Prints, Rock Posters and more along for the trip too (some examples below), so do come say hello!

View the full Exhibitor list here, and find you favorite artists ahead of time. Or, just wander through the beautiful Fairgrounds. Even better, click here to receive a Discount Admission Coupon to use too! Admission is good for both days, unlimited in and out visits!

Fun for the whole family with great activities including interactive puppet theater with Middle Earth Studios, kids accessories and toys, face painting, stilt walkers, balloon animals, hands-on demos, tasty treats and much more!

Exciting demonstrations of everything from blacksmithing and wheel-thrown pottery to canoe building and leatherworking.

Tantalizing gourmet foods foods and beverages such as truffle-infused condiments, Hudson Valley wines and bourbon, horseradish, ginger elixers and many more!

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Hello Nashville! American Artisan Festival is this weekend!

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Hello Nashville! We can’t wait to see you and your lovely city again! We are thrilled to be participating in the revival of the historic American Artisan Festival in Nashville, TN this weekend, Friday – Saturday June 16 – 18. This show of American fine hand craft showcases 150 artists from over 35 states and it truly a one of a kind show. Come say hi and see us at Booth 86, near the corner of 27th & West End Ave.

American Artisan Festival has been a fixture in Nashville for over 40 years and is part of the fabric of the city and the annual arts calendar. The show has always been able to draw high-end customers by being the highest quality art show in the city. Presenting the highest quality contemporary craft and fine art, the 43rd Annual American Artisan Festival returns to the front lawn of Centennial Park.

DATES: June 16 – 18, 2017

HOURS: Friday 4PM – 8PM, Saturday 10AM – 7PM, Sunday 10 – 5PM

LOCATION: The Cockrill Springs section of Centennial Park. The show will fan out around the front lawn and scallop around the perimeter with the music stage, food, beer, and sweet treats set up under the magnolia trees in the center of the park.

ARTIST EXHIBITORS: There will be 150 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.

FOOD & BEVERAGE: We are developing our own special artisanal food partnership with local food purveyors which will will highlight the best in local cuisine, local beer and our own curated mix of wine and craft cocktails.

FREE KIDS ART ACTIVITIES: On the hill under the shade of the trees, we plan to have Parnassus’s Pegasus team hosting story and craft hours, The Clay Lady will be working with kids on ceramic creations, and Watkins College Community Arts Program creating crafts with kids of all ages. We will also have a few misting tents to make sure all the kids are cool and happy as well.

LIVE MUSIC ALL WEEKEND: We will be producing a three-day musical lineup that features the best in Nashville singer songwriters as well as Americana, Blues, Gospel and more.

PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION – GROW LOVE: We will be bringing a first-ever site-specific community based public art project to the great lawn in front of the Parthenon which is entitled GROW LOVE. As a physical bridge between the Parthenon and the Festival, it is intended to be a celebration of the rebuild of the festival and the park, as well as an homage to its founder Nancy Saturn. The work, created by Tracy Ginsberg and Theodore Lillie of Forest Alchemy, will be a 80 foot labyrinth designed in the shape of a Magnolia flower which visitors can physically walk through and leave a written message inside. The installation will show us a new way to experience the park, the Parthenon and the Festival. The installation is hosted in partnership with Metro Parks as well as through a THRIVE grant given to the artists by the Metro Arts Commission of Nashville.

American Artisan Festival has been a fixture in Nashville for over 40 years and is part of the fabric of the city and the annual arts calendar. The show has always been able to draw high-end customers by being the highest quality art show in the city.

The schedule of events each day can be found right here.

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Here is the Festival Map below, click on the image to see a larger version. We will be Booth 86 near the corner of 27th & West End Ave., see you there, rain or shine!

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