"Now in its 53rd year, Craft + Design is a museum-quality show that has garnered national accolades and a reputation for showcasing the finest in contemporary crafts. Awards are presented in ceramics, precious metals, glass, wood and recycled materials, contemporary design, innovative use of traditional craft materials and fiber. "
This premier show and sale of contemporary craft and design includes 195 of the finest and most dynamic craft artists in the United States, selected from more than 1,000 applicants.
Thurs, 11/9: 11-9pm
Fri, 11/10: 11-7pm
Sat, 11/11: 10-6pm
Sun, 11/12, 10-5pm
"Held Friday, September 22, 2017 through Sunday, September 24, 2017, The Plaza Art Fair encompasses nine city blocks and welcomes a crowd of over 250,000. Featuring 240 artists, the Plaza Art Fair is a top-ranked, national art event with three live music stages and over 25 featured restaurant booths. It continues to be a weekend of people simply celebrating art and each other, as well as Kansas City’s unofficial welcome to the fall season."
Labor Day in Portland, Oregon!
"Art In The Pearl® is a wonderful community event. Over one hundred artists show and sell work ranging from fine wooden furniture to beautiful paintings to photography, glass, clay, metal, jewelry, and much more! Our 21st Annual Festival will take place September 2-4th."
Location: The Northwest Park blocks of Portland, Oregon, between W Davis and NW Flanders at NW 8th Avenue.
Find me at booth #187!
Saturday, July 1st: 10am-8pm
Sunday, July 2nd: 10am-8pm
Monday, July 3rd: 10am-6pm
"Located in Denver’s Cherry Creek North Shopping District, from 2nd to 3rd Avenues, on the six streets between Clayton and Steele Streets.
The Cherry Creek Arts Festival (CCAF) weekend event is a world‐class and award‐winning celebration of the visual, culinary and performing arts, and enjoys an attendance of 350,000 visitors over the course of the three‐day event. The CCAF’s year-round 501c3 non-profit mission is to provide access to art experiences and to support education.
CCAF, since 1991, gives patrons the rare and special opportunity to meet and talk with international juried visual artists, sample fine cuisine, enjoy live musical performances and artist demonstrations, and entertain their families with interactive 'ARTivities.'"
Find me at booth #163!
"Named one of the top twenty art festivals in the country, the Lakefront Festival of Art is a showcase of paintings, ceramics, fiber, metalwork, jewelry, and more, all available in a broad range of prices."
Fri, 6/16: 10 am - 10 pm
Sat, 6/17: 10 am - 7 pm
Sun, 6/18: 10 am - 5 pm
Join us May 6th and 7th for the SoWa Art Walk and see a colorful array jewelry by a selection of artists working in 3D print. We will feature works by Maria Eife, Birgit Laken, Lynne Maclachlan, Nina Gregg and Nitz & Schieck. The show will be on view through June 13th.
All works will be available for purchase. Light refreshments will be served.
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More information about SoWa Art Walk available here.
"More than 250 top contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, and home décor artists from across the country will gather under one roof. It’s your chance to touch, feel, and explore high-quality American craft and meet the makers behind the fabulous work. This is the largest juried, indoor craft show in the Southeast — a must-attend for craft lovers." -ACC
Each year nearly 100,000 people flock to the Gasparilla Festival of the Arts in downtown Tampa. It is a retail show and showcase of art including ceramic, digital, drawing, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, watercolor, and wood. There will be live bands, djs, food, drinks and art activities for kids of all ages. All that and the warmth of the Florida sun! What could be better? Admission is FREE!
Find me at booth #134
Christine Jalio is an internationally acclaimed contemporary jewelry artist based in Lapua, Finland. She has exhibited her work in top galleries and craft fairs across Europe. In 2015 she was awarded second place in Enjoya't Awards in Barcelona, Spain. Selections from her evocative body of work entitled Past, Loss, Future will be on view at Melle Finelli Studio from December 1, 2016 through January 7, 2017. An opening reception will be held December 8th from 5-9pm at in the courtyard at 46 Waltham Street in Boston's South End.
In Jalio's own words:
"I am extremely fascinated by the human psyche, intrigued by the past, old age and loss. I get excited by old and worn elements, roughness and decay. My jewellery tells stories of aging and personal loss, stories of the human life span and the transitions, choices and turning points of it. My work method is searching and questioning, my starting point always an emotion. I have great respect for good finishing, craftsmanship and skill. With my work I hope to evoke emotions in other people, move something inside of them. For me contemporary jewellery is a rebellious art with no actual rules or true limits."
Shop Local, Dine Local
Visit your favorite South End shops and restaurants for one night only holiday specials!
FREE PARKING at 540 Harrison Avenue
FREE PEDI-CAB from 5-8pm at the parking lot
Fliers with lists of participating retailers and restaurants are available at Melle Finelli Studio and throughout the South End
"Comprised of 175 exhibitors, CraftBoston Holiday is a highly regarded, must-attend event for artists, collectors, and craft enthusiasts. Presented at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, CraftBoston Holiday is conveniently located in a fashionable, concentrated shopping district perfect for the holiday season. Come for the day to shop for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts, meet and support the makers, and learn about fine contemporary craft."
"Now in its 52nd year, Craft + Design is an intimate, museum-quality show that has garnered national accolades and a reputation for showcasing the finest in contemporary crafts. Last year more than 2,400 people visited the booths of almost 60 exhibitors. Awards are presented in ceramics, precious metals, glass, wood and recycled materials, contemporary design, innovative use of traditional craft materials and fiber."
"The Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show is a celebration of artist designed and made fine craft jewelry. Thirty of the nation's premier, award winning jewelry artists are in Atlanta to present extraordinary, handcrafted jewelry. This is a unique opportunity to meet the artists, see inspiring works, and purchase one-of-a-kind jewelry to fit all budgets."
The Society of Arts and Crafts, the oldest crafts non-profit in the United States, will be relocating to 100 Pier 4 in late summer 2016. This new space will be three times as large as the previous building on Newbury Street, and include a multi-purpose room for increased educational and public programs. Radius, the Society of Arts and Crafts' inaugural exhibition at 100 Pier 4, is a celebration of our new neighborhood's rich craft community. It will feature talented makers across craft media who live or work within one mile of the Society's new location.
Join us in celebration of the 30th Annual South End Open Studios event and our new location at 46 Waltham Street. This year over 200 artists will be exhibiting artwork in various locations in Boston's South End.
Visit our studio/gallery on your jouney and see work by 20 artists from near and far. Light refreshments will be served.