Hundreds spent their Veterans Day Friday participating in the Fountain Hills Celebration of Arts and Crafts. These ladies appreciated the Southwestern relief sculptures of art of Connie Baker. Vacant parking areas were at a premium and traffic was bumper-to-bumper in the immediate area of the Opportunity of the Fountains and Saguaro Boulevard. The celebration, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, continues from 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday. There is no admission and parking is free.
< meta itemprop = articleBody material = lt; pgt; FARGO-- It might not be starting to look a lot like Christmas outside, but the holidays are coming. We knowWe understand this due to the fact that the seasonal arts and crafts sales are starting to pop up.lt;/ pgt; lt; pgt; If you desire to support regional makers and provide handcrafted items this year, inspect out these upcoming markets.lt;/ pgt; lt; pgt; Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists Holiday Art Sale, 10 am to 8 pm, Friday, Nov. 11, and 10 am to 5 pm Saturday, Nov. 12, Moorhead Center Shopping center, 510 Center Ave., artists like Jon Offutt, Trygve Olson and others offer paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, glass, jewelry and more, www.moorheadcentermall.com, -LRB-218-RRB- 233-6117. lt;/ pgt; lt; pgt; Church Bazaar, 10 am to 8 pm, Friday, Nov. 11, and 10 am to 5 pm Saturday, Nov. 12, Moorhead Center Mall, 510 Center Ave., location churches sell crafts, baked goods and more, www.moorheadcentermall.com, -LRB-218-RRB- 233-6117. lt;/ pgt; lt; pgt; 9th Yearly Winter Supplier Blender and Craft Program, 10 am to 2 pm, Saturday, Nov. 12, Vacation Inn, 1155 Highway 10 E., Detroit Lakes, Minn., 40 suppliers and crafters, over $ 1,000 in door prizes to be offereddistributed, -LRB-218-RRB- 841-7872. lt;/ pgt; lt; pgt; Craft amp; amp; Supplier Fair, 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday, Nov. 12, and Saturday, Dec. 10, Moorhead Center Shopping center, 510 Center Ave., www.moorheadcentermall.com, -LRB-218-RRB- 233-6117. lt;/ pgt; lt; pgt; lt;/ pgt; lt; pgt; Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase, 4 to 9 pm, Friday, Nov. 18, 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday, Nov. 19, 11 am to 4 pm Sunday, Nov. 20, Scheels Arena, 5225 31st Ave. S., Fargo, more than 150 suppliers sell items, consisting of crafts, books, premium food, wine, precious jewelry, apparel and more, $ 2 admission, $ 1 with a reusable fabric bag, www.prideofdakota.nd.gov.lt;/ pgt; lt; pgt; Native American Juried Arts and Crafts Celebration, 11 am to 4 pm Saturday, Nov. 19, American Indian artists from Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas sell handcrafted goods, Plains Art Museum, 704 First Ave. N., Fargo, plainsart.org/native-american-juried-arts-and-crafts-festival-2,� -LRB-701-RRB- 551-6100. lt;/ pgt; lt; pgt; Holiday Supplier Blender and Craft Fete, 9 am to 2 pm, Saturday, Nov. 19, Lake Park-Audubon High School, 611 Vigen Lane, Lake Park, Perfectly Swank, Origami Owl and more vendors, -LRB-218-RRB- 238-5914, ext. 2091. lt;/ pgt; lt; pgt; Vacation Craft and Supplier Fair, 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday, Nov. 19, Days Inn/Governors Conference Center, 2050 Governors Own, Casselton, www.governorsinnnd.com, -LRB-701-RRB- 347-4524. lt;/ pgt; lt; pgt; lt;/ pgt; lt; pgt; FM Vacation Makers Market, 10 am to 6 pm Saturday, Nov. 26, The Landmark Building, 17 7th St. S., Fargo, 14 regional makers including 521handmade, B.Gatsby, Cho.Be.Art amp; amp; Design, Hello Lucy, Scrap amp; amp; Disorderly Crafts, Poppy amp; amp; Pippa and more.lt;/ pgt; lt; pgt; Holiday Art Sale, sneak peek 6 to 9 pm Friday, Dec. 2, for $ 10, totally free 9 am to 5 pm Saturday Dec. 3, and twelve noon to 5 pm Sunday, Dec. 4, Katherine Kilbourne Center for Imagination, Plains Art Museum, 704 1st Ave. N., Fargo, special works of art in ceramic and printmaking by several professional and emerging area artists, including studio members and instructors at the Center for Creativity, Saturday and Sunday are free admission, wheel-throwing demonstrations by local ceramic artists from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, plainsart.org, -LRB-701-RRB- 551-6100. lt;/ pgt; lt; pgt; Craft Store and Bake Sale, 9 am to 3 pm, Saturday, Dec. 3, The Barn at Dunvilla, 48203 Highway 59, Pelican Rapids, Minn., area suppliers, hot cocoa, horse-drawn sleigh trips and a visit from Santa Claus, a part of the earnings from this occasion will go towards the Lakes Area Missions group, thebarnatdunvilla.com.lt;/ pgt; lt; pgt; A Vintage Christmas, 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. 4, Hartl Ag Structure, Red River Valley Fairgrounds, 1805 Main Ave. W, West Fargo, Eco Chic Boutique occasion includes 40 regional suppliers and Santa Claus, $ 5 admission, iloveecochic.com/vintage-christmas.lt;/pgt; > < meta itemprop = heading content = In the market for vacation arts and crafts? F-M will have a lot of sales this season.
By Jessica Bruhajessica.firstname.lastname@example.org
Every year for 45 years Kaye Seeliger and Barbara Swindell have helped arrange the annual Carter County Arts and Crafts Celebration and Food Fair at the Hardy Murphy Coliseum and this year is no different.
The celebration will kick off this weekend and be open 9 am to 8 pm Friday and 9 am to 5 pm Saturday at Hardy Murphy Coliseum, 600 S. Lake Murray Drive. Seeliger said celebration booths are completely sold out and theres already a wait list for this years show.
Those wanting to get a running start on Christmas shopping or simply go shoppinglook around in general will get to see different handmade items.
(If) theyre simply looking for something unique, something different, something handcrafted, something they can personalize. I think thats most likely the draw. Simply looking for something they do not see somewhere else, Seeliger stated.
A few of the suppliers consist of woodwork, Christmas ornaments, jewelry, food, clothes, candle lights and more.
We have this girl that paints on wood really, actually great work, she stated. We have another vendor that brings all kinds of little tables for kids and rocking chairs and great deals of wood crafts for children.
Theres a bit of everything and until suppliers set up, Seeliger stated they never ever really understand what theyre going to get.
It is so hard due to the fact that you kind of have a concept of exactly what individuals are bringing, but till you see it set up, you don’t actually understand, she said. Until they set up, you never understand. Its simplysimilar to Christmas when they open their booths. You state, lsquo; Oh, wow!
2 hundred and twenty cubicles fill all three rooms of the coliseum and arena, with suppliers from 40 various cities in Oklahoma, along with neighboring states, Seeliger stated. While theres a great deal of vendors that return every year, they likewise have numerous brand-new ones sign up.
By the end of every celebration, most likely 80 percent of the people have actually leased back their booth for next year. So its been a really successful venture for our group, she stated. Seeliger and Swindell are part of the Carter County Association for Home and Community Education, which sponsors the festival.
The association sponsors a cooking area and there will likewise be five food cubicles established at the festival, as well. Seeliger stated the temperature level appeared like it would remain in the 70s over the weekend, which will hopefully offeroffer a great day for consuming outside and delighting in the food booths.
Parking is $3 per vehicle and assists support the Carter County 4-H Club. Cookbooks will also be sold by the association, which in turn, likewise assists support the 4-Hers with scholarships and things of that nature.
Door rewards will be offered away every hour on the hour, which are provided by the vendors.
The 50th yearly Pike Roadway Arts and Crafts Fair will be held Saturday, bringing more than 230 suppliers and thousands of buyers to the historic Marks Home on Pike Road.The reasonable starts at 9 am and ends at 4 pm Publicity Chair Julie Livingston said newbies to the reasonable ought to take in the happenings to discoverdiscover why the occasion has actually been called an Alabama Travel Top Event for 2016, one of a handful in the River Area to receive such a designation.Livingston provided some ideas for newcomers.Handicapped parking will be available near the front gate. The parking areaparking lot has to do with five acres of pasture land so use comfortable walking shoes, Livingston recommended.” We generally have a golf cart or twoor 2 to help individuals get large purchases back to their automobile, “she said.She expects as much as 5,000 individuals to look over a host of items ranging from food to lots of handcrafted pieces and antiques.”You call it, we most likely have it and many of it is handmade,
“she said.She said the list includes: great art, consisting of metal art, stained glass, and pottery; handmade clothes, such as jewelry, children’s clothing and handmade soaps and candle lights; specialized foods, consisting of
hot sauces, barbecue sauces and dry blends; kids’s wood toys and puppets; plants; outdoor furniture; outdoor d cor items and flags; lawn art; wreaths; and lots of fall and Christmas decorations, just to call a few.She stated the heaviest traffic on Pike Roadway is normally from 8:30 am up until about 11:30 am The reasonable draws vendors from all across Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Arkansas, Livingston said.
“It’s a great place to discover Christmas presents for everybody on your list. MostThe majority of the folks that have actually been pertaining to our event for years participate in for that very reason, Christmas shopping, “she said.
“We have several newbie vendors every year. Over half of our vendors are novice vendors this year.”The Marks House, circa 1825, is homethe home of the Sugary food Store and Tea Space. The Sweet Shop is filled with every kind of homemade cake, cookie, candy and deal with imaginable. All the sugary foods are made by the members of the Pike Road
Community Club and the Pike Roadway Civic Club.Proceeds from the Fair go toward preserving the Marks Home, scholarships for Pike Road area students, assistance for area charities consisting of the Pike Roadway Volunteer Fire Department and to the Buddies of the Pike Roadway Library.There is no different charge for parking.
It is consisted of in the admission rate.
The Town of Pagosa Springs Recreation Department is presently accepting registration through November 18 for an arts and crafts class held at the NeighborhoodRecreation center. Registration can be completed at the CommunityRecreation center. The class is for ages 9-13 and will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 – 5:30 pm. This class is a three-week session beginning Tuesday, November 29 – December 15.
Expense of the class is $25 for the three-week session. Please call the leisure department with any questions 970-264-4151 ext. 232.
Youth Basketball ages 9-12
The Recreation Department is presently accepting registration through December 30th for youth basketball ages 9-12. Cost is $35 and registration might be finished online at Xpress expense Pay or at the NeighborhoodRecreation center. Practice will start mid-January with games starting in February. Please call the entertainment department with any questions 970-264-4151 ext. 232.
Through the usemaking use of Xpress Costs Pay, the Town of Pagosa Springs Leisure Department will now offer online registration for the majority of youth programs, including tee ball, baseball, soccer, basketball and beach ball. Xpress Costs Pay offers a safe, hassle-free alternative to register for programs through the use of a credit card, debit card or by moving funds directly from a banking account using electronic funds transfer (EFT).
To sign up for programs online or learn more about Xpress Costs Pay, go to the parks and entertainment department page at www.townofpagosasprings.com. For more info, call the leisure workplace at 264-4151 Ext. 232.
Messenger-Inquirer File Picture Sarah Henderson, right, and her children Lucy, 6, left, and Lily, 9, of Philpot, pet T. S. C. Dorathy, an alpaca, at The Shepherds Criations Alpaca Farm cubicle set up by vendors Eddie and Gale Etherton at the second annual Kraftucky Arts amp; Crafts Exposition at the Owensboro Convention Center in 2015. The Ethertons were offering socks, shawls and headscarfs made from the fleece of the animals.
A few months before his death in 2012, professional photographer Yasuhiro Ishimoto requested that his 1974 series on architects Greene and Greene be exhibited in California. The Museum of Art, Kochi, the series’s current house in Japan, is not a lending institutiona loan provider and none of the collection has ever been outside the country tillpreviously. At San Marino’s Huntington Library is Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Bilingual Photography and the Architecture of Greene and Greene, an unique exploration of modernism, American Arts and Craft motion and conventional Japanese architecture provided in a lean series of 46 eloquently minimal black and white pictures.
Born in San Francisco in 1921, Ishimoto moved with his moms and dads to Japan during his formative years but returned to the United States to pursue greater education. Rather, he wound up in Colorado’s Amache Internment Camp during world war two where he made the effort to reflectassess his future. Upon release he registered in the Chicago Institute of Design to study under famous Bauhaus artist, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. In a city as abundant in architecture as Chicago the multi-award winning Ishimoto couldn’t assist but shoot buildings, including a 1951 series of Mies van der Rohe’s Lake Shore Drive apartment or condos. His professor, Harry Callahan introduced his work to MoMA photography curator Edward Steichen who consisted of Ishimoto’s images in the landmark Household of Man exhibition of 1955.
Although this author does not comprehend Khasi lyrics till they get peppered with English (I can see mehellip; I can see you), the lush, green hills of Meghalaya flash prior to our eyes as we pay attention to the noise of drums and Shillong-based artiste, Rida Gatphohs earthy vocals in Problem. Its a tune from a nine-track album, Musical Nature, that marked the launching of the Northeastern band, Rida amp; The Musical Folks in 2013. Besides an acoustic guitar, the album includes conventional musical instruments like Ksing Shynrang (male drum), Ksing Kynthei (female drum), Tangmuri (windpipe) and Singphong (Reed instrument), all handcrafted by the musicians themselves.
The band, Rida amp; The Musical Folks
This weekend, the band will be in town to carry out at Earth A Fair, an occasion showcasing food, music, arts and crafts from the Northeastern state. The concept of curating art forms from Meghalaya is to find out from their tradition and culture and be motivated to enhance our bond with the environment. The event features an artistes collective of instrument makers, artists, artisans, designers and chefs. We wantedwished to bring various artists under one roof making the experience more wholesome, states 34-year-old Ghopal Krishnan, an innovative director, who moonlights as the bands producer, and brings the event here after a successful launching in Bengaluru, previously this year.
Rida Gatphoh (left) with regional Khasi ladies load handmade black clay tableware created for the label, Dak_ti Crafts
My mom was a radio artiste, so music was a component considering that youth. Additionally, every celebration and event in Khasi life is enriched with music and dance, states Gatphoh, over a disturbance-ridden telephone call, from the rocky roads of Jaintia hills. Incidentally, the artiste studied design at NIFT (where she fulfilled Krishnan) and moved to Mumbai to work as a designer before returning to Shillong. In 2010, I satisfied Bah Rojet Buhphang and (late) Bah S Malngiang traditional instrument makers and duhalias (standard folk musicians) who are likewise the creators of the Sieng Riti Institute for traditional folk music in Wahkhen, a town in East Khasi hills. They motivated me to compose and make up songs over the next 2 years, states Gatphoh, who collaborated with the musicians, in addition to a couple of other artistes from the state and performed at The India Habitat Centre in Delhi in 2013 before launching the album. The concept is to linkget in touch with nature through music, so we have handcrafted the instruments too, says Gatphoh, who will carry out with band members, Peter Marbaniang, Shaun Nongrum, Shaun Morehead Nonghulu and Russell Warjri. Next to the album, the band will also carry out Khasi type of poetry and storytelling, includes Krishnan.
Rida Gatphoh with handmade folk instruments outside the Sieng Riti Institute for traditional folk music in Wahkhen, a town in Meghalaya
Apart from dealing with music, Gatphoh has likewise begun Dak_ti Craft, a label with Marbaniang (likewise a designer) and Navackotti. Dak_ti indicates impressions of the hand in Khasi. We work with local artisans to develop handmade items using organic products bamboo and black clay. Were likewise doing researchstudying on pineapple fibre. I travel throughout the states towns to train and work with regional craftsmen, she includes. The event will showcase Dak_ti items, consisting of black clay tableware and bamboo bags, varying from Rs 150 to Rs 5,000.
Jadoh with fish
A Khasi feast
The occasion will likewise include a menu that loadscrams in over a dozen Khasi varieties. Khasi and Jaintia cuisine are comparable and sluggish prepared. The food is flavoured with native herbs, onion, ginger, garlic, chillies, sesame, bay leaf, pepper, turmeric and mustard oil. The normal fare is rice, meat (fresh or smoked), stew, fried veggies, vegetabletossed salad with local herbs and chutneys like Fermented Soya Bean (Tungrymbai) or Fermented Fish (Tungtap), states Krishnan.
Shillong-based self-taught chef Roderick Nongrum, who has actually formerly worked as an instructor with North East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS), will prepare the dishes, with active ingredients like smoked pork, bamboo shoot, sticky rice and a range of herbs, sourced from the Northeastern state. The traditional Khasi food is disappearing. So, I travel across villages to find out conventional recipes from Khasi residents. Later on, I re-create and innovate the dishes using slow cooking strategies, states Nongrum.
The growing neighborhood becomes much more active with festivities, food, art and music when Christmas in July rolls into town. This not-for-profit celebration, operated entirely on a volunteer basis, is a true labor of love presented from, by and for the people who make these mountains a great place to be. With everything you ‘d anticipateanticipate from an arts festival in a larger city and none of the inconvenience, this annual event is one you do not want to miss.
” In my opinion, it’s the truththat it’s all juried handmade arts and crafts. We don’t have anything that’s standardized there. Plus, it’s the terrific home entertainment all day,” said Kathleen George, who handles the West Jefferson visitors’ center. “I think that’s the draw, plus the coolness of the mountains. People originate from other areas of the state where it’s so hot due to the fact that we’re so much cooler.
” I’ve seen so lots ofmany celebrations that have mass produced things that you could buy anywhere, however here you’re getting something that’s unique and unique.”
West Jefferson’s thriving arts scene will take you on a trip of the storied past, rich mountain culture and treasured musical customs for which Ashe County has actually constantly been known. Colorful murals blanket the historic buildings that house restaurants, boutiques, galleries and specialized stores that make West Jefferson a terrific place to visit at any time of year. It’s a warm, inviting location with plenty to explore, and Christmas in July is a fantastica good time to get begun.
Firstly, remaining in the mountains of North Carolina in the middle of July is a piece of cake. Youve got fantastic temperature levels and gorgeous weather, said Jane Lonon, executive director of the Ashe County Arts Council. Youve got a festival thats occurring on the streets in a special littlevillage, so folks that are coming for the festival also get to experience the friendliness, the quality of the stores and the art existence in downtown West Jefferson.
They get to experience the entirethe entire personality of West Jefferson its a very distinct place with high quality shops and art everywhere. Folks leave seeming like theyve found something special.
The Christmas in July celebration is operated totally by volunteers, consisting of regional community members and the folks behind the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce, the Ashe County Arts Council and the Town of West Jefferson.
You most likely will not see any snow on the ground, but you’ll enjoy the way Ashe County opens its doors, and its hearts, for all to enjoy.
Let’s tour the town and celebrate everything we know and like about heaven Ridge Mountains at Christmas in July, where the food is delicious, the arts and crafts are amazing, the musical skill will blow you away and kind, smiling faces remain in no short supply.
Keep checking out for images, a schedule of events, performance lineups and parking details.
To learnTo read more, visit Christmas in July online.
Best of the Finest Christmas Tree Competitors
Saturday, July 2
Peoples Option! The general public will have the ability to view Christmas trees on display from Ashe County Christmas tree growers and can cast an elect the finestthe very best in program. The winner to be announced at the end of the celebration. Cast your vote on Saturday, July 2nd from 9am-3pm!
Tree Growers Events
Saturday, July 2
Wreath Making Demos: per hour from 10 am 2 pm
Tree Bailing Presentations: hourly from 10 am 2 pm
Found at the Backstreet Park behind the food suppliers.
Saturday, July 2
Showcasing Our Regional Talent!
- 9-10 am- JAM (Junior Appalachian Musicians)
- 10-11:30 am- Dancin Debbies
- 11:30 am-12 Twelve noon- Taylon Miller
- 12-1:30 pm- Aprils School of Dance
- 1:30 -3 pm- Fleet Feet Cloggers
- 3-4 pm- Aubreana and Mountain Grace
- 4-5:30 pm- Generation eXcellent
- 5:30 -6 pm- Sierra Worley
* Schedule current since 6-22-16
The 2016 Arts and Crafts Fair will consist of more than 600 suppliers from 25 various states. The Arts and Crafts Fair brings in over 120,000 shoppers to Little Falls and Morrison County.