Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Handmade Happenings, Dec. 2-4, 2011

Shop local & handmade this weekend!  We have several great community events in the Triangle to help you with your holiday shopping.  See you there!

Friday, December 2
First Friday - Raleigh
Join us for a fun-filled introduction to Raleigh's exciting art, music and dining scene with local art galleries, art studios, museums, retail, restaurants and alternative art venues!
Downtown Raleigh
6:00 pm - ??? (times vary by venue)
Artists to visit:
* Bordeaux Lane Studio (formerly Old Broom Street) and La Te Da Adornments will be at the Morning Times Market on Harget Street. Local art vendors, live music and more!  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm.
* Metamorphosis has an open house at her studio in The Carter Building- 14 Glenwood Ave, Studio #24 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
More info:
Saturday, December 3
Ole Time Winter Festival - Cary
Local artists & crafters, performing groups, kids activities, and more! Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be present for professional photographs. Make plans now for what promises to be one of the biggest holiday festivals in our area!
Where: Downtown Cary, Chatham Street between Academy and Harrison, Ashworth Village area
When: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artists to visit: Linda Searcy Jewelry
More info:

4th Annual St. Nicholas Market - Cary
Ornaments, decorations, unique and traditional handmade gifts, vintage linens from around the world, traditional foods, caroling, and an exhibit on the real Saint Nicholas! 
Where: Sts. Cyril and Methodius Church, 2510 Piney Plains Rd Cary, NC 27518
When: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Artist to visit: Bordeaux Lane Studio (formerly Old Broom Street)
More info:

Sunday, December 4
Boylan Heights Art Walk - Raleigh
Featuring the best of North Carolina's handmade art! Over 100 artists display and sell their work from porches, homes and studios. This is a wonderful opportunity to stroll through an historic neighborhood and shop for special gifts for the holidays.
Where: Boylan Avenue & surrounding streets, Raleigh
When: Noon
- 5 pm 
Artists to visit: metamorphosis metals, Linda Searcy Jewelry,
Orange Cat Art, LORiOLA
Curious Goods Curious, Designing Impressions 
More info:

Holiday Crafts Fair - Raleigh
Come browse our selection of unique and one-of-a-kind handcrafted items! Pottery, jewelry, knitwear, toys, clothes, hair accessories, all natural bath & body products, candles, natural herbs and more. Our vendors are all local craftsmen and artisans.
Where: Chabad Center of Raleigh, 7400 Falls of Neuse Rd. Raleigh NC 27615  (across the road from Ravenscroft School)
When: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Five Oaks Holiday Craft Fair - Durham
Scarves, hand sewn items, jewelry, jewelry holders, paintings, holiday cards, and baked goods. When you are done shopping, stay for the Five Oaks Holiday Party!
Where: 5109 Pine Cone Dr., Durham, NC 27707
When: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Artist to visit: Mountains to the Sea

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 holiday season!

(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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