Category Archives: Arts & Crafts

Hingham Arts Walk 2017

The 12th Annual Hingham Arts Walk will be held on Sunday, October 22nd   from 12-4pm. in Downtown Hingham.   Come experience the arts throughout Downtown Hingham. Meet South Shore artists in their open studios and at special exhibits.  Live music, arts demos, poetry readings, children’s activities and more. Hingham Arts Walk 2017

At Old Derby Academy, four local artists will be showing: Joan Brancale, Joan Brancale Fine Arts; Bill Hersey, Hersey Buckets; Bob Mosher, Hingham Harbor Decoys; and Jill Powell, Main Street Studios.

Main Street Studio is a small home-based art studio specializing in creating custom pieces. Nautical designs are a favorite as the owner, Jill Doherty Powell, a Mass College of Art and Design graduate and a life long resident of the South Shore, is heavily influenced by the ocean and the island of Nantucket~and a love of whales~.

World-class bird carver Bob Mosher will be roughing out birds in our Visitor Center at 34 Main Street during ArtsWalk 2017.
As a teenager in Hingham, Bob fell in love with the classic New England style decoys, and that love developed into a passion as he grew older, carved with, and learned from some of the best traditional carvers on the East Coast.
The decoys produced by the early Massachusetts carvers heavily influence Bob’s carvings. He works in northern white cedar using a variety of drawknives, hand knives and rasps and usually finishes the carvings with oil paints. The birds are then rubbed down to produce a mellow antique patina.

Artist Joan Brancale will be working at Old Derby during ArtsWalk 2017 on October 22nd. A painter and muralist with an MFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the arts, Joan is represented by Gallery Antonia in Chatham. She is juried Artist Member of the Copley Society of Art and a juried Gallery Artist at Cape Cod Art Association and South Shore Art Center.

Downtown Hingham
Near 140 North Street
Hingham, MA 02043


Downtown Brockton Arts and Music Festival 2017

Brockton Arts will be holding the 7th   annual Downtown Brockton Arts and Music Festival on Friday August 25th to Sunday August 27th   This will be a great family weekend   of music, poetry, food, games, crafts, artwork, face painting, finger painting, and more!   Moms Shopping Survey Earn Amazon gift card and more 

Downtown Brockton Arts and Music Festival 2017

Friday, August 25th 2017
*indicates paid event
Gallery Thirty Three Suite 130

4:00pm – 6:00pm Metro South Chamber Networking after Hours*
Gallery Buffet Presentation with complimentary bar
6:00pm – 11:00pm Artist’s Reception – Versha Barber
A Greater Brockton Young Professionals networking initiative
Hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, sides,
chips, & soda available for purchase – cash bar
Chef TP Reardon & crew on the grill

Stacy Adams Cultural Arts Building

5:00pm – 9:00pm Open Studios, Vendors Mall, and Common Galleries
The Pillars– Suite 102

The AR Project with Brockton Arts presents*: doors @ 6pm
Troubadour Davis 6:30pm – 7:00pm
Amity 7:15pm – 7:45pm
Willie Dinardo 8:00pm – 8:30pm
North Woods 8:45pm – 9:15pm
Cosmic Vultures 9:30pm – 10:00pm
Hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, sides,
chips, & soda available for purchase
Chef TP Reardon & crew on the grill
Saturday, August 26th 2017
BAT will be providing a shuttle between downtown Festival locations throughout the day
11am – 4pm Old Timey Family Rock and Roll Cookout
Thunderbolt Productions with Brockton Arts presents:
The Urge 11:15AM – 12:00pm
Bayside High 12:15pm – 1:00pm
Black Vinyl 1:15pm – 2:00pm
Scott &Kameelah 2:15pm – 3:00pm
Facilitated Children’s Activities: Art tables – Frisbee games – Cool bubbles – Kool kites
Hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, sides,
chips, & soda available for purchase
Chef TP Reardon & crew on the grill
11:00AM – 6:00pm A Community’s Art Exhibit
A collaborative partnership with Brockton Arts, this exhibit will hang
from 8/15 through 9/30/17 with art reflecting the broad range
of our community’s creativity and artistic expression.
11:00pm – 5:00pm Driscoll Gallery, Library art collection
2:00pm – 4:00pm African Dance with Chefiatou Falana

12:00pm – 5:00pm Open Museum
12:00pm – 5:00pm Open Museum
12:00pm –5:00pm Gallery Reception– Brockton’s People Museum Installation

Stacy Adams Cultural Arts Building
1:00pm– 8:00pm Open Studios, Common Galleries, and Indoor Vendors Mall
Stacy Adams Cultural Arts – Inner Parking Lot
1:00pm– 6:00pm Family Hip-Hop Block Party Cook-out
featuring E NUF along with special guests
BBoy Mad S and Fly Dance Studio’s Cassandra
Facilitated Children’s Activities: Art Tables – Face Painting – Dance Contest – Balloon Fun
Hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, sides,
chips & soda available for purchase.
Chef TP Reardon & crew
Gallery Thirty Three– suite 130 Brockton Arts Presents: doors @ 7pm
Professor Harp 8:00pm
The Justin Arena Project 9:00pm
Ballad 10:00pm
Dark Matter 11:00pm
Hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, sides,
chips, & soda available for purchase – cash bar
Chef TP Reardon & crew
The Pillars– suite 102 The AR Project Presents* doors @ 6pm
Montana 6:30pm – 7:00pm
Dreaming Insomniacs 7:15pm – 7:45pm
Evolix 8:00pm – 8:30pm
Naked on Jake 8:45pm – 9:15pm
Vanilla Function 9:30pm – 10:00pm
Hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches,
sides, chips, & soda available for purchase.
Chef TP Reardon & crew
Sunday, August 27th 2017
Stacy Adams Cultural Arts Building
4:00pm – 7:00pm Open Studios, Common Galleries, and Indoor Vendors Mall
Gallery Thirty Three– studio 130
4:00pm – 6:00pm Brockton Symphony Brass Quintet
6:00pm – 10:00pm Drummers Circle and Jam Session
Hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, sides,
chips & soda available for purchase – cash bar
Chef TP Reardon & crew at the grill from 4:00 to finish


Pinehills Summer Arts Market 2017 in Plymouth MA

The Pinehill be hosting their Summer  Arts Market on Saturday   September 16th   11am-4pm on the village green. PPinehills Summer Arts Market 2017 in Plymouth MAinehills

Featuring 50 regional and local artisans and their hand made goods

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Fashion Trucks

  • Boho Chic on the Go
  • Glee Gifts
  • Mermaids on Cape Cod
  • The Wandering Arrow


  • 11am to 2pm – The Market is Grilling on The Village Green
  • 11am to 3pm – Treats from the Plymouth Party Truck

Music and More

  • Noon to 2pm – Live Music by Steve Mazetta
  • 11am to 3pm Free facepainting and baloon art by Fun Faces with a Twist on the Village Green. (For kids of all ages!)

Grand Tasting for a Grand Cause | Fundraiser for Laurel Bares

Who is Laurel Bares? Laurel is the daughter of one of our regular artists, the talented Leah Bares of  Violette Tide Studios. Laurel is a strong, feisty, and determined 1 year old. She is a little beach bum who enjoys clamming with her parents, picking flowers, and laughing at their Newfoundland dog, Veda. Laurel was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma in March. She has been through numerous MRI’s, MIBG scans, CT scans, chemo treatments, surgery, having her tumor resected, stem cell therapy, and more.

Please walk over to Long Ridge Wine & Spirits between 1 and 4 PM while you’re at The Arts Market on September 16, to help support Laurel and her loving family.

All donations and funds raised will go straight to the Bares family as they continue their fight.

Where: Long Ridge Wine & Spirits at The Pinehills

When: 1-4 PM

The event will include: Live Music by Hayley Sabella, Food Vendors, Wine & Beer samples, raffles, and a wine pull

Free Pop Up Art School Workshops Summer 2017

Pop Up Art School will be visiting many places in next few weeks with fun FREE art workshops. Check to see if will be popping up near you.

Free Pop Up Art School Workshops Summer 2017

Friday  7/7 Plymouth Library, Beverly Buchanan sculpture workshop, 11:00-12:30, 8-12yrs old

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Tuesday  7/11 Braintree Thayer Library, Teen canvas painting, 2:00-4:00, grades 6-12


Wednesday  7/12 Hingham Library, Louise Nevelson sculpture, 3:30-5:00, 8-12yrs old
Thursday 7/13 Abington Library, Beverly Buchanan sculpture workshop, 2:00-3:30, 8-12yrs old

Arts on the Green at Pinehills 2017 in Plymouth MA

PineHills in Plymouth will be hosting  Art on the Green  on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 10am – 4pm with a Rain Date of Sunday, June 18, 2017. Arts on the Green at Pinehills 2017 in Plymouth MA
More than 80 Artists! Painters, sculptors, jewelry designers,weavers and photographers, plus fashion trucks and a new model home tour shuttle from the Village Green !

FREE Public Parking is located off Meeting Way and at our Beaver Dam Road Lot.
FREE SHUTTLE provided between the parking lot and Purchase Street.

Music & Kids’ Fun

  • 11am – 3pm Steel Band Music by Magic of Steel

Kids’ Corner Tent: Located at the South End of the Village Green.

  • 10am-4pm Design a tie for Dad! For a donation of $5 we’ll give you the white tie to decorate with colored pens. Just add your imagination. Proceeds benefit The Home for Little Wanderers Southeast Campus..
  • 11am-3pm Free face painting and baloon animals!

Artists Scheduled to Appear*

*List subject to change

Anastas Farms, LLC: Lavender Farm products, Flower arrangements, sachets

Baileys Birdhouses: Quality working bird houses made from recycled materials, with drainage holes and easy access clean out.

OscarBoxer Doggie Duds: Handmade dog collars, leashes, bandanas, carry bags, essential oils for dogs.

Violette Tide Studios: Fine art giclee reproductions of watercolors inspired by the sea.

Unique Utensils: hand beaded Utensils. including salad sets, cheese sets, appetizer sets, spreaders, pie and cake servers, ice tea and ice cream spoons and wedding sets.

Breanna Bates Jewelry: Handcrafted sterling silver jewelry with unique set stones and handmade vitreous enamel components.

Bella Blue Art Studio: Leather Bracelets and Earrings, Leather purses (small) and accessories. Leather and Cloth bookmarks, Photography cards. Unique pendants.

Fran Bogden – Watercolor: Watercolor Art, Mix of Seascapes, Landscapes, still life, people, FLORALS ORIGINALS and Giclee prints, framed and matted.

Alex’s Ugly Sauce: Alex’s Ugly Sauce is local small-batch hot sauce, made with MA grown peppers. We also offer locally grown dried peppers, dried pepper salt rubs, & Bloody Mary mix made with local tomatoes, local Worcestershire, & local horseradish.

Pitch Pine Pottery: Handmade pottery. Functional kitchenware such as mugs, juicers, bowls, dishes, incense burners, vases, jars etc.

S.B.Crafts: Silk florals

Carberry Kitchen: yummy dog treats.

Kinsale Designs: Handcrafted one-of-a-kind, current, jewelry designs incorporating an array of interesting materials such as freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones and vintage treasures.

Mama Lucia’s Biscotti: soft & filled Biscotti w/Fig, Apricot, Blueberry, Raspberry, Lemon & Chocolate Hazelnut.

Christine Cotton Lampwork Glass: Handmade lampwork glass beads , pendants, glass handled utensils

Pretty Funky Design: colorful painted boxes, pretty organza flower pins, beautiful bright jewelry, unusual cross stitch kits, and fun stamped spoons

LMP-Soapworks: Handcrafted bath & body featuring soaps, scrubs, milk baths, bath salts, laundry powder. Also featuring canine soap & spritz.

A Horse of a Different color: Hand sewn fabric and feather seahorse, horses, Pegasus, and unicorn sculptures embellished with Swarovski crystals.

Just Bee & Me: Eco-Friendly whimsical Bee cards, journals, framed prints, organic cotton baby onesies, woman’s & youth shirts create from original art by Cheryl Dunlap. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the ‘Save The Honeybee Foundation’.

Chrissy Ann Ceramics: Handmade ceramic special occasion gifts and nautical inspired pottery for the home.

Lisa Marie Style: a collection of handmade fashion and interior accessories. Unique and fun fabrics are paired with hand printed images, many of which are nautical. Scarves, aprons, and pillows that make great statement pieces.

Vermarje tea & more: fine loose-leaf prepackaged tea, vintage cups, gifts of comfort

BOG OIL WORKS: Original, framed, oil paintings; seascapes, landscapes, buildings; mainly impressionistic; various sizes from 11×14 through 24×30 inches

Kent Farm Scarves: Hand painted/hand dyed silk scarves. Hand-crafted soaps and wire-wrapped earrings.

Mudlark Pottery: vibrantly decorated functional ceramics. tableware and heirloom pieces thrown on the wheel and then embellished with sgraffito and mishima carvings, stamping and hand painted designs inspired by nature and family life.

Little Man: Little Man creates a collection of textile handbags. ACCESSORIES and baby goods in modern prints all by hand from their Massachusetts studio.

Guilday Glass: Stained glass made with shells, beach glass, wirework, and beads. I make sun catchers, panels, magnets, mirrors, and seasonal items.

Jordan Harris Designs: rustic and sometimes industrially inspired. They are all hand made. ften incorporate recycled elements such as reclaimed wood and steel. The product line ranges from Garden art to furniture to home decor.

Doggspot Designs: A Doggspot is a double-sided pet blanket. Whose purpose is to be both functional and stylish. One side is fleece for comfort and the other is indoor/outdoor fabric. Doggspots are designed to make your pet happy and to keep your home well groomed! ALL Doggspot bandanas are double sided as well.

Painted Fancies: Individually hand painted note cards (singles) and correspondence or flat cards (10 in a package). Each notecard and flat card has an envelope with a hand painted flap.

Henderson studio: Oil paintings on canvas and recycled materials. A contemporary, modern theme

Re-Wine It!: beautiful and useful household creations from recycled wine, liquor and beer bottles. Such as candles, drinking glasses, shot glasses, wind chimes, spoon rests and cheese platters.

Kathryn Hoar Fine Art: realistic custom-commissioned charcoal or graphite pencil portraits/drawings from photos along WITH OTHER subject drawings ready for sale.

Designs by Laurel: Handcrafted fused glass, copper and silver Jewelry, leather belts and sun catchers

KC Graphics: Custom Handmade pillows. Various sizes and colors, indoor and outdoor use. All inserts and covers are handmade and designs are all original by me. Hand painted signs.

debbie did it!: Wildly creative, amazingly original designs on recycled furniture, canvas and glass. I use acrylic, resin and glass to create fun and funky art.

Katie Kerrigan Lettering and Design: Original calligraphy prints and greeting cards.

Kessell Kreations: Wood turned items including pepper mills, bowls, boxes, birds, vanity items, pens.

Heather Bell Designs: Designs are drawn onto white silk using a resist. Pieces are stretched onto frames and HAND PAINTED with custom mixed dyes

Stir It Up: Five Flavors of a Caribbean line of Sweet Heat Pepper Jellies; Pepper Jelly Cheese Tortes, and our new “Patty’s Party Dip”.

iDazz Custom Designs: jewelry using only the finest gemstones and pearls. Many TIMES, incorporating vintage buttons, buckles, brooches and glass for one of a kind creations.

Hand Turned Writing Instruments: Hand turned pens and small turned items.

Astrosportswear Activewear: Activewear and swimwear including SPORTSBRA, LEGGINGS, one and two piece swimsuits, Leisurewear T tops, crop tops, pullover tops and sweatshirts.

Sugar Beet Accessories: Home decor and wearable accessories made using needle felted wool and fabric.

Joyo: modern wood jewelry, accessories, and home goods

Walk Softly Wood Art: Resurrection of fallen trees only into wood art. Using a lathe and hand tools, wood is turned into abstract art, and artistic but functional bowls, platters, boxes, pens and more.

anna lowther: Woodburnings on Driftwood

Steve Lyons Gallery: fast becoming some of the most recognized art in the USA and Europe. highly noted for creating what is internationally known as “sculptural paintings.” This technique utilizes heavy impasto to create heightened dimensionality on the canvas.

SeaSalt Design: second generation silversmith creating unique sterling silver jewelry inspired by nature.

Patina Studio: “Copper Patina Wall Art and Ornaments

Bien Ecrit: Preprinted and Custom Note Cards, Invitations, Calendars. Using fine papers and antique engravings for design. Coastal and Garden motifs in understated and classic colors.

Mod Alley : painted, refurbished & REUPHOLSTERED FURNITURE. eclectic style reminiscent of coastal, shabby chic, mid-century modern etc.

Hidden Hearts: Handmade Hypertufa planters. Theses planters enhanced over time taking on a beautiful patina as they age. They are very versatile and can be used in or outside the home.

Kathleen O’Brien-Horne: original coastal graphics hand painted on natural fabric covered PANELS, HAND painted shells collected from cape cod bay, series of low tide paintings.

Designer Beachglass Jewelry: Beach glass wrapped in sterling silver and 14 ct. golf wire

BirdMansions by Jack Pattison: Custom one of kind “Bird Mansions”, solid wood, copper, brass and upcycled furniture parts.

Art By Walter Perlman: Abstract art photography on glass cutting boards, greeting cards, and 500 piece custom puzzles.

D&D Photography: Digital Art

A Piece of Sandwich: hand painted signs on both new and reclaimed wood. We also repurpose small furniture and create burlap wreaths

Sylvia’s Art Bar: 4×4 mini art that’s lighthearted, has positive sentiment and whimsical.

Eight Acorns: floral jewelry featuring real botanicals preserved in resin and glass.

Carole E Raymond Fine Art: paintings, note cards, prints, small paintings

Designs by Tara: Custom canvas hand painted goods- pillows, pillow covers, wine bags, small canvas ornaments. Prices range from $8-$40

Mijiza Images: Unique handmade scarves, wraps, cover-ups and accessories made from natural and man-made fibers: silk, cotton, linen, wool, rayon etc. My wearable art pieces are hand paint and/or hand dye using natural pigments.

M.E.R. Joolz: only the finest sterling silver, gold fill, brass and copper components, handmade artisan lampwork beads, Swarovski crystals, Czech glass, semi-precious stones, pearls and shells in my pieces. whimsical jewelry is for girls of all ages.

Stephen Rosenberg Jewelry Design: contemporary jewelry. Silver, Gold, Prisma color. Semi and precious stones traditional metalsmithing techniques.

Maple hill woodworking: Curved picture frames, routed bowls, candles, jewelry boxes, cheese cracker board, bottle stoppers and Turned pens cribbage boards

Molly Smith Art + Design: Sea glass art, driftwood decor, bags, art

Sue’s Scentsational Soaps: Handmade artisan soap

FaunaFarcycle: beautiful giclee prints and a line of greeting cards of colorful, whimsical painted creatures.

Deb’s Candy Creations: Homemade candies: fudges, caramels, truffles, brittles, toffees

Lynne Valeri Watercolors: Framed original watercolors, Acrylics on canvas, Matted giclee prints, (on acid-free paper with archival inks, printed by me) Scenes include New England landscapes, seascapes, flowers, animals.

Little Gypsy Home and Garden: Upcycled jewelry and belts are refurbished into one-of-a-kind cuffs. Unique arrangements are made in vintage containers and handmade nests.

Pat Viella Pottery: Functional stoneware pottery – featuring new decorating techniques.

The Art of P. Anthony Visco: 2-Dimensional fine art, wall art, art prints, nautical works on tile and other various works of art.

Spritzal Cookie Company, LLC: Variety of cookies & baked goods

Jewelry Designs By Pat Zupkofska: Handcrafted jewelry using the finest materials consisting of sterling silver, leather, lampwork beads, Czech class, and authentic seaglass.