Friday, April 1, 2011

Handmade Happenings - April 1-3, 2011

No foolin'!  Downtown Raleigh is the place to be tonight for great First Friday events!  Saturday, celebrate the re-return of Spring with the opening of local farmers markets. The market in Erwin is having a special festival day, and it's a just short drive from the Triangle. Hope to see you there!

Friday, April 1
First Friday - Raleigh
Join us for a fun-filled introduction to Raleigh's exciting art, music and dining scene.  Enjoy a free self-guided tour of local art galleries, art studios, museums, retail, restaurants and alternative art venues!
Where: Downtown Raleigh
When: 6:oo pm - ??? (times vary by venue)
Sellers to look for: 
Metamorphosis and Lucky Accessories are having a grand opening for their new studio space with drawings for two $50 gift certificates. One entry for attending, additional entries for each $20 you spend. The Carter Building- 14 Glenwood Ave, Studio #24 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.

OldBroomStreet, LaTeDaJewels and Liv'nGood Jewelry will be at the Morning Times Market on Harget Street (between Fayetteville & Wilmgington.  Local Art!  Local Beer! And more! In front of the Morning Times Coffee Shop & the Raleigh Times Bar from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm.

More info:

Saturday, April 2
Farmers Market Day - Erwin
This event is in celebration of supporting local artisans!  There will be over thirty craft and food artisan booth, farming theme photoshoot, drawing for a wagon full of goodies, cooperative extension will be passing out flyers for upcoming canning classes, Lowe's has donated seeds for aspiring little farmers to plant and take home to their garden, cornhole games with prizes for our youth.  Please come to downtown Erwin and support local farmers, artists, and crafters on the first Saturday in April!
Where:  Indigo Room (121 East H Street, Suite 101 - downtown Erwin), adjacent outdoor sidewalks, and downtown's grassy area
When: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sellers to look for: DinnerTimeChimes, BuffaloGalsSoap
More info:!/event.php?eid=140779869319588

Cary Downtown Farmers Market
The Cary Downtown Farmers Market features only items grown or produced by the vendor within a 100-mile radius of the market.  Let us be your first stop for locally grown vegetables and fruit, pasture-raised meats, eggs, honey, cut flowers, landscape plants, crafts, pottery, jewelry, home-made jams, jellies, sauces and baked goods.
Where: Chatham Square Shopping Center, 744 East Chatham Street, Cary NC
When: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sellers to look for: OldBroomStreet (aka Bourdeaux Lane Studio)
More info:
(Also, OldBroomStreet will be at the weekday market every Tuesday 3-6 pm throughout the season! )

We hope you'll visit our NC Triangle Etsy Team members and say hello. Check in each week for more handmade arts & crafts festivities this spring!

(Members, if you have an event coming up next weekend, send your information to Orange Cat Art by Wednesday night to get onto next week's calendar!

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