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New Exhibit From Craftland

In anticipation of next month’s election, Craftland owner and artist Margaret Carleton will be hosting Desperate Times, Creative Measures, an exhibit featuring work by artists in direct response to the Trump presidency. Desperate Times, Creative Measures is curated by Craftland owner and artist Margaret Carleton to call attention to the urgency of this election. “Craftland …

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Craftland Holiday Party

(11.30) This event is kind of a scene. Check out the 11th Annual Craftland Show Opening Party, . . . a quirky holiday sale located in downtown Providence, featuring an eclectic assortment of fine crafts and cutting-edge handmade items by local and national artists. This year, of our 170 independent crafters, we’re presenting the work …

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Etsy Craft Party At Craftland

(8.24) The Lorimer Workshop, a Providence based custom farm table maker, is hosting the 2012 Providence ETSY Craft Party at Craftland. Meet other Etsy Craftspeople, look at beautiful tables, browse distinct gifts, and nosh on some light edibles. Craft Party is a global celebration of meeting and making. It’s a time to get to know …

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Craftland Show Kicks Off Friday

Okay, maybe just a little shopping on Friday. Craftland kicks off its 10th annual Holiday Show on Friday, November 25 with thousands of gifts for everyone on your list. Craftland Show features products from 160 artists from around New England and the entire country. Craftland shoppers will find an expanded store filled to the brim …

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For The Typography Nut In Your Life

“I’ve destroyed relationships over the use of Arial.” So states artist Arley-Rose Torsone who fabricated these swell tin letterforms. (Perfectly understandable — I mean really, how would you raise the children?) Downtown arts and crafts gift emporium, Craftland, has evolved into an exciting little gallery, selecting those artists who have truly elevated crafting and fabrication …

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Baad Kinetics Tuesday

Yay, one of these. Hot Mess is a collection of contemporary dances choreographed by Layla Mrozowski. Often satirical and always charming/tender/visually provocative, Layla’s works emphasize image and utilize pedestrian movement while challenging gender norms and exploiting perceptual relativity. . .  Part model, part flight attendant, part Rockette and part sci-fi character/engineered woman, she embodies the …

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Material Desires

More things for me to covet — urchins! These fabulous creatures, created by Jennifer Maestre, are on display and for sale ($125 each) at the ‘Material Desires’ show at Craftland. Curated by Rebecca Siemering — and up through Saturday, March 13th — the show also features artists Jenine Bressner, Lynne Harlow, Peter Lutz, Barbara Owen …

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Get Crafty

Still time to register for winter classes at the Craftland School of Craft. On tap for February and March — sew plushies, make soap (never talk about Fight Club), create pop-up books, stencil your skateboard, or learn basic stained glass construction as seen here by instructor Jennifer Daltry, who will get you cutting, grinding, foiling, …

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Tonight: Art! Boobs! Fashion!

Three things happening tonight, all of which are conveniently located on the same corner: Local filmmaker Faythe Levine curated the show opening at Craftland, which features work by Merrilee Challiss and Margaret Oomen.  From the press release: Merrilee brings her gouache and ink images of a darkly humorous view of natural history all the way …

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Calico Holiday Pop-Up

Check out the new seasonal shop (temporary? maybe, maybe not) popping up on Westminster Street. Fans of Calico’s New Bedford location are certainly willing to make the drive for her super collection of vintage and gently-used clothing, but for a month you won’t have to. Remember what I said about not shopping on Black Friday? …

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Craftland Now Open

We were warned a favorite holiday season event would be expanding into a year-round shopping, gallery, craft school and show venue, but the past couple months, Westminster Street has just been teased with papered-over windows and “opening soon” signs. But, ta-daah! Craftland is up and running today, and you’ll have to get up and running …

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Tonight: Craftland Opening!

  Just a reminder that the best thing to do with oneself tonight is probably to go to the opening of Craftland, 5-9, at 235 Westminster: Craftland 2007 features an eclectic assortment of fine craft and handmade kitsch by more than 150 artists and craftspeople from Providence and beyond. Discover fresh and funky gifts for …

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Craftland opening – Friday

Craftland used to be a new phenom, but now it’s an institution. And that speaks pretty well for it.It re-starts on Monday, at 235 Westminster St. Here’s what you can expect to find: Craftland 2007 features an eclectic assortment of fine craft and handmade kitsch by more than 150 artists and craftspeople from Providence and …

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