Things they are a happenin'!


Got Craft Event

Date: Sunday, May 3rd, 2009
Time: 11:00am to 5:00pm
First 30 people through the door receive a FREE swag bag full of goods!
Location: Legion - 2205 Commercial Drive (at E. 6th Avenue), Vancouver, B.C.
Admission: $2.00 (kids 10 and under are FREE)
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Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair featuring over 50 local and handmade vendors from clothing to jewelry to children’s accessories to bath and body products. Vendors include feather headbands by A Farmers Daughter, sewn handbags by Urban Harmonie Handbags and handmade toys by the Tiny Warbler. Bringing a modern twist on the conventional craft fair, Got Craft? is a one stop shop showcasing the best talent Vancouver has to offer while providing the general public with an opportunity to purchase one of a kind items.

San Francisco

Spring Open Studios

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2009
Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm
Location: Diana Fayt's Studio
Street: 1044 Revere Street B 29 (upstairs)
City/Town: San Francisco, CA

Diana Fayt and 3Fish Studios open their doors to preview their new work. Beverages and light snacks will be served!

Out of the Woods

Date: Opens May 1 - 7-9 pm
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Rare Device Gallery
Street: 1845 Market St.
City/Town: San Francisco, CA

San Francisco design store and gallery, Rare Device, presents Out of the Woods: Work by Rachel Denny . Denny’s work will occupy the Rare Device gallery May 1 - June 2, 2009. A reception for the artist will be held Friday, May 1 from 7 - 9 pm.

You've Got Light in Your Eyes

Date: Saturday, May 2, 2009
Time: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Location:Needles + Pens
Street: 3253 16th Street
City: San Francisco, CA

A group show curated by MEIGHAN O'TOOLE. For the last two years Boston's Meighan O’Toole has been blogging about contemporary art that she's passionate about. Over the course of that time, from her site, My Love For You Is A Stampede of Horses , she's interviewed, posted about, and reviewed a countless range of amazing exhibitions and a plethora of artists from around the globe.

Opening May 2nd 2009 at San Francisco's Needles & Pens Gallery will be YOU'VE GOT LIGHT IN YOUR EYES, O'Toole's first foray into curating a physical art exhibition. The show is a stellar assemblage of some of her favorite artists that have been featured on the site. With a grouping of almost two dozen reputable international artists displaying work, this show is sure to be a visual stunner that's not to be missed! *On display through June 26th, 2009

Pleasanton, CA

Art, Paperie, and Pleasantries

Date: Saturday & Sunday May 2, 2009 at 11:00am
Time: 11 - 5pm
Place: Alameda County Fairgrounds
Street: Koll Center Drive
City: Pleasanton, CA

Poppytalk Hanmdade participant, Inklore is participating this weekend at this market in Pleasanton, CA. Arts, Crafts, Art Supplies and Vintage Antiquities! .


Group Photo Exhibit (John Booth, Marina Dempster, Margie Oomen)

Date: May 31 - 31st, 2009
Place: Bookhou Shop
Street: 798 Dundas Street West
City: Toronto

Another Poppytalk Handmade market participant is having a show opening today, Margie Oomen is in a group photo exhibit along with Marina Dempster and John Booth at Bookhou Shop


Paper and Fabric Studio Sale

When: Sunday, May 3rd 1 to 6 pm
Where: At the home of Jill Bent
36 Shea Road, Cambridge MA 02140

If you're in the Boston area, there is a Paper and Fabric Studio Sale this Sunday! Angela Liguori and Jill Bent are hosting a studio sale to celebrate the spring season. They're offering a new spring selection of beautiful paper goods, stationery, handbound notebooks, cotton ribbons from Italy, and lovely bags and pillows made from vintage fabrics. Parking is free on Sundays. Accessible by the T on the Red Line, Davis Square Stop.

photo: jill bent
design: angela liguori

Jan Halvarson

1 comment:

she said...

oh my - who makes that tiny plush elephant at the very beginning of this post? i might just have to have one...