Thursday, April 4, 2013

Handmade Happenings - April 4-7, 2013

Round Crochet Wool Rug by ChixMix
It's the first week of April, and there is so much to do in the Triangle and across North Carolina! It's First Friday in Raleigh and Charlotte; many of our local farmers & craft markets opening for the year, or expanding their hours for the spring & summer; and Durham is hopping with the Full Frame Film Festival and the Rock & Shop Market.  See you there! 

Thursday, April 4
First Thursday Local Market - Raleigh
Local bands, local beer, and local artists, showing art, prints, T-shirts, jewelry and more! Music starts at 10 with Durham hip hop juggernauts Toon & The Real Laww.
Where: Tir Na Nog Irish Pub & Restaurant, 218 South Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
When: 9:00 pm - midnight
Artists to visit: Bordeaux Lane Studio
More info:
Friday, April 5
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)
Artists to visit:
* Bordeaux Lane Studio will be at the Morning Times Market on Harget Street (between Fayetteville & Wilmgington Streets.) Local art vendors, live performances & more! In front of the Morning Times Coffee Shop and the Raleigh Times Bar from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm.
* Two artists with open studio hours in
The Carter Building, 14 Glenwood Avenue:
   - metamorphosis metals, Studio #24 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
   - Isabel's Rose, Studio #6 from 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm 
More info:

First Friday Spring Art Market - Charlotte
Join us for First Friday in the heart of Charlotte’s historic South End District for original art, culinary delights, jewelry, pottery, soaps, live music, beverages from Triple C Brewing Company, and more!
Where: Atherton Market, 2104 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203
When: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artists to visit: Orange Cat Art, Whispering Willow Soap
More info:
(Can't make it Friday night? Orange Cat Art will be there during the market's regular hours Friday & Saturday, and Whispering Willow Soap has a permanent booth at the Market!)

Saturday, April 6
Wake Forest Farmers Market
Fresh-off-the-farm produce; pasture-raised beef, poultry, and pork; free-range eggs; honey, jams, and preserves; delicious baked goods; knits & fiber, and more!
Where: 110 S. White Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587
When: 8:00 am - Noon
Artists to visit: A Stitch Niche, Poppy & Purl, Tracey Gurley Bath & Body

More info:

Downtown Cary Farmers Market
Locally hand made arts & crafts join traditional produce, baked good, poultry & eggs, bath & body products, plants, and more!
Where: 301 S. Academy Street, at the corner of Academy and Park
When: 8:00 am - Noon

Artists to visit: Bordeaux Lane Studio
More info:

Rock & Shop Market - Durham
A hip shopping event that features more than 75 juried emerging artisans & makers from the Southeast and beyond. These artisans sell their wares alongside bands, djs and food trucks.
Where: Durham Armory, 220 Foster St, Durham, NC 27701
When: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Artists to visit: Chixmix, Freshly Given, metamorphosis metals, Lauren Amos Designs, Michelle Smith
More info: 

Shop Local Online! Team Member Etsy Shop Sales!
- Rabbit Hollow Prims - Everything 10% off through Saturday, April 6
- Prickly Paw Crafts - Use code "Ribbon10" for 10% off Ribbons
- The Gift Garden - 20% off your purchase with coupon code "SpringCleaning" 
- Orange Cat Art - 10% off our watercolor blanks & scraps! Great for ACEOs, tags, handmade paper & more! No coupon code needed.  

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 spring! 

(Members, if you have an event or sale coming up, send your information to Orange Cat Art to get onto the calendar! )

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