Friday, September 30, 2011

Handmade Happenings, October 1-2, 2011

Autumn is truly upon us, with great events in the Triangle area this weekend! Southern Pines, Chapel Hill and Raleigh each feature festivals for the whole family, and two of our members are taking a trip to a festival in the DC area.  Near or far, we hope you'll come out and say hello!

Saturday, October 1
Autumn Fest - Southern Pines
Presented the 1st Saturday in October, Autumnfest is a small street festival that includes live entertainment, arts & crafts booths, food, 5K road race, rides, and more. Everyone is invited to come early to the picturesque setting of Southern Pines and enjoy this wonderful, small-town festival!
Where: Downtown Park, 145 SE Broad Street, Southern Pines, NC
When: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artist to visit: LindaSearcyJewelry 
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Creative Hearts Marketplace - Raleigh
Craft & bake sale at the Open Door Baptist Church!
Where: 9801 Durant Road, Raleigh, NC
When: 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Artist to visit: AdorableOriginals
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1st Annual Downtown Oktoberfest - Raleigh
Beer, food, fun, local arts vendors, and did we mention beer?
Where: The corner of Pace Street and N. Person street (near Krispy Kreme)
When: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Artist to visit: OldBroomStreet
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Sunday, October 2
Festifall - Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill’s annual celebration of the arts boasts over 100 quality artists, live entertainment for all ages, hands-on activities, and local food. Chapel Hill residents and people from neighboring communities will have the opportunity to explore our booming local art scene supporting the artists that make our communities and local economy vibrant. 
Where: West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC
When: Noon - 6:00 pm
Artists to visit:
DesigningImpressionsmetamorphosis, curiousgoodscurious, GildedLilyGlass, ecstewart 
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Road Trip - Washington, DC Area
Saturday, October 1
Art on the Avenue Festival - Alexandria, VA
A multi-cultural arts festival celebrating our community’s diversity through the arts in the Del Ray neighborhood in Alexandria, Virginia. This festival is held on the first Saturday in October, rain or shine! More than 300 artists (jewelers – silversmith & beaders, woodworkers, pottery makers, soap crafters, glass makers, unique painters, sculptures, fabric artists), musicians, and food vendors. Kids activities, too!
Where: Mount Vernon Avenue, Alexandria, VA
When: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Artists to visit: LORiOLA, CockamamieJewelry
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We hope you'll visit our NC Triangle Etsy Team members and say hello.  Check in each week for more handmade arts & crafts festivities throughout the fall!

(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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