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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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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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LOVE Art Print Donation Project

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(Above: Our LOVE Art Print in the 11×14 size, hangings above our inks in the studio. Color, love, happiness, and kindness make the world go ’round.)

Look, it’s been rough lately. Let’s get real. Now more than ever, we all need love in our daily lives.LOVE is literally all there is. Nothing else matters and everything good, worthwhile and productive follows from a life lead with love. ❤️

All through the month of August 2017 we will donate 25% of all sales proceeds from our LOVE Typography Print to a different charity each week. This print comes in 3 standard frame sizes (as shown below). Or don’t frame it & just hang with clips )as shown above). Easy!

The 1st organization up is the American Friends Service Committee, an amazing organization with a worldwide commitment to peace and social justice. Click their name to check them out. Help your world, help your community. Feel ultra free to tell a friend and share our donation project all month long! We’d be so grateful for the help to be able to help others and we’ll keep you updated on our progress!

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(Above: Our LOVE Print comes in 3, easy to frame standard sizes. Small – image size is 6.5 x 9.5 / Medium – image size is 9 x 12 / Large – Image size is 11 x 17.)

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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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Come See Us At Craftin’ Outlaws!

craftinoutlaws_main2016Come join in the fun this Saturday December 10th – We’ll be heading to the fellow Rust Belt gem Columbus this weekend for one day only, as vendors at the fun Craftin’ Outlaws Holiday Show for our 3rd participating year.

Craftin’ Outlaws is back this Saturday for our 11th annual CRAFT FAIR! 100 of the best HANDMADE vendors are ready to invade the Greater Columbus Convention Center on December from Noon – 5pm with FREE ADMISSION! Swag bags will go to the first 100 guests at the door or for your die hard DIYers we still have Early Bird shopping options, which comes with a handmade gift and early access from 11am-12pm

productsIn addition to handmade goods by American Makers  you can embrace the spirit of DIY at fun make and take stations. 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.

We will be bringing our selections of Art Prints, Greeting Cards, Alphabet Prints, Rock Posters, Lunch Bags, and more. The full list of Craftin’ Outlaws Vendors is here. And here is a wonderful round up & preview of some of the vendors by our screenprinting buds Alison Rose!

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GIVE BACK with the Columbus Diaper Coalition who’s hosting another DIAPER DRIVE with us. Bring in a new box of diapers and win your way into handmade raffles. Diapers of all sizes are accepted but larger sizes are desperately needed!

The Details:

  • What: Craftin’ Outlaws Holiday Show
  • When: Saturday December 10, 2016 (only!) from 12pm – 5pm.
  • Where: The Greater Columbus Convention Center in Downtown Columbus, in the Grand Ballroom.
  • 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.

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Small Business Weekend Deals!

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Hello! A quick and heartfelt word from us on this Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday holiday gift buying weekend. We are just a two-person studio and every single purchase is incredibly meaningful to us. Each & every single one. We’ve met many thousands of lovely people in person at shows and those encounters are warm and wonderful. (We love to nerd out about art!) But it’s not always as simple to have that same connection with an online transaction. We know, we get it. So we just wanted to take a moment to say how much it means to us that with every purchase, someone is living with our work in their homes, offices, or even school rooms.

As a big thanks, we love to do some Holiday Sales & Deals, so here you go friends! Feel free to use any of these coupon codes on our Bigcartel Shop here or in our Etsy Shop here.

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Hello Crafty Supermarket & Cincinnati!

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Here we go Holidays! Crafty, Maker, Handmade awesomeness times are upon us. Let’s all celebrate what’s good and positive together this season. In that spirit, we hope that you can join us on Saturday November 19th for the lovely Crafty Supermarket in Cincinnati, OH. And yep, this show is just ONE day only! And Crafty Supermarket is FREE to attend. Hooray!

Now in a new location for 2016 as the usual venue Music Hall is under renovation, Crafty Supermarket will be at the University of Cincinnati Rec Center, 2820 Bearcat Way, Cincinnati, OH 45219 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016. This show features handmade goods only — no commercial products. Crafty Supermarket is a fun, lively, family-friendly a FREE to attend holiday event with an anticipated 6,000 shoppers, a live DJ, hands-on craft activities, local food and free swag bags for the first 100 shoppers!

We will have our Alphabet Prints, Rock Posters, Art Prints, Cardinal Seasons Prints, Greeting Cards and more available. So come on out and enjoy the day with us!

The Details

  • When: Saturday November 19, 2016 from 11am – 6pm. One day only! FREE ADMISSION.
  • Where: University of Cincinnati Rec Center, 2820 Bearcat Way, Cincinnati, OH 45219
  • Who: 130 Makers, Artisand, and Crafters from all over the eastern U.S.
  • What: Handmade goods and gifts, plus delicious snacks, drinks, and a DJ, plus craft activities and swag bags for the first 100 shoppers.
  • Why: Because Handmade with love is best.

For more info CLICK HERE or check out Steam Whistle Press‘ awesome hand printed poster with details on the show.

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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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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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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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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.

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Happy Handmade Holidays Coupon Code Deals from strawberryluna!

Ho Ho Ho! And Happy Holidays! This year, we’re offering TWO super easy holiday deals to help make your holidays easy, bright and full of hand printed & handmade goodness.

Both offers are good in our Big Cartel Webshop here and also in our Etsy Shop here. Your choice! Choose either:

  • FREE Domestic (US-only) Shipping on your orders. Just use Coupon Code HOLIDAYFREESHIPPING during checkout.
  • Or get 20% off of your entire order! Just use Coupon Code HOHOHOLIDAY20 during checkout.

All Coupon Codes are good through 12/31 and are usable as often as you’d like. So go for it – make your holiday gift giving a bit extra special this year and gift Handmade, hand printed art and gifts.

Use our Happy Handmade Holiday Coupon Codes on handmade strawberryluna gifts and maybe even for yourself. Go on, treat yo’self! May we suggestion items such as our:

But most of all, we hope that your holidays and happy and bright this year. Peace on Earth. Goodwell towards all. Cheers!

2 New Art Print Releases: Be Kind Always

“Be Kind Always”, Introducing 2 new art prints in 2 fresh colorways!
“Be Kind Always”, so nice, we designed it twice. Both versions of “Be Kind Always” are sized at 12×12 inches, aka Record / LP frame size and are open edition, Indigo art prints in bright sky blue and lime green.
What we can say? Could be Allison’s Quaker school education showing, we just think life should be that simple. As humans, we might not always get there every day, but we believe one should always try. And here’s a friendly little cheerleader to remind you.
We decided to experiment with this design, and these two new art prints are Indigo prints, rather than silkscreens. Following a bolder and brighter illustration route than we could with screen printing we’re exploring a more modern printing technique by utilizing the Indigo press format. After all, screen printing is a lovely and ancient tradition, but we love having a foot in both the historic past and the ever-changing future at the same time whenever possible. With incredible detail & vibrant colors and archival inks and archival, eco-certified 100lb cover paper (see details below) we think you’ll love this addition too.
Both colorways of “Be Kind Always” are now available in our webshop here and also in our Etsy Shop here $18 each.
Specially designed and sized to slip right into an ubiquitous and inexpensive frame. Square never looked so hip.
  • Edition: Open. Each print is hand signed and titled.
  • Size: Paper size – 12 x12 inches (30.5cm x 30.5 cm.) Image Size – 10×10 to allow plenty of room for a matte, if desired.
  • Paper: Mohawk Via Bright White, 100lb cover weight which is an archival, no-acid, American manufactured paper by Mohawk using Wind Power electricity. Produced with 30% post consumer recycled content. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Green Seal Certified.
  • Fits beautifully into a standard 12×12 inch frame with or without a matte.
Additional photo below shows how this print might looked framed. (Sold unframed & without a matte.)
Click any of the above images for more info or to purchase.