In­die Craft Art Bazaar to be held at Richard­son Mar­itime Mu­seum

Dorchester Star - - Regional -

CAM­BRIDGE — Satur­day, Oct. 8, will mark the in­au­gu­ral In­die Craft Art Bazaar held at the Richard­son Mar­itime Mu­seum at Ruark Boat­works in Cam­bridge.

The In­die Craft Art Bazaar is sponsored by Ben Franklin Crafts of Eas­ton, the event is free and will last from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Two Mid-Shore res­i­dents, Jil­lian Draper and Colleen Brighton, are ex­cited to bring a dif­fer­ent kind of art fes­ti­val to the shore.

Brighton and Draper, both cre­atives them­selves, love that the Mid-Shore is of­ten seen as a haven for artists and crafts­men alike, but wanted to add an­other el­e­ment to the mix. Some­thing more like the off­beat craft fes­ti­vals they have trav­eled to in ma­jor cities like Philadel­phia and Wash­ing­ton D.C.

“There are so many dif­fer­ent kinds of artists and crafts­men out there mak­ing out­stand­ing work,” Draper said. “We want to high­light and show­case in­de­pen­dent crafters and cre­ate a gath­er­ing place for like-minded artists who are ex­cited to dis­play their work and talk openly about their craft.”

The fes­ti­val will high­light ex­pe­ri­enced crafters as well as those just step­ping out of the gate. At­ten­dees can look for­ward to brows­ing through the bazaar filled with eclectic arts and crafts.

The bazaar will fea­ture hand­crafted soaps, re­cy­cled goods, hand cut and sol­dered glass ter­rar­i­ums, screen printed t-shirts and tote bags, sea glass jewelry, beaded jewelry, torch and kiln formed glass jewelry and welded metal sculp­tures, wo­ven bas­kets, mer­maid dolls with hand painted faces, hair ac­ces­sories, prints, hand painted crab shells, paint­ings and fur­ni­ture.

In ad­di­tion to be­ing a mar­ket­place to sell goods, the fes­ti­val will fea­ture kid’s crafts, and live mu­sic. Big Feller’s Ham­mock, the re­cently launched Bistro Poplar food truck, will be on hand with a de­li­cious Caribbean menu. Emily’s Pro­duce will also have a space sell­ing ap­ple cider, dumplings, cider donuts, pump­kins and fall gourds for your dec­o­rat­ing needs.

The In­die Craft Art Bazaar is a free event de­signed to cel­e­brate and show­case in­de­pen­dent artists from the Mid-At­lantic re­gion. The mis­sion is to pro­vide a unique out­door venue for ar­ti­sans to dis­play and sell their work.

The day will in­clude artist demon­stra­tions along with hand­made and eclectic works of art for sale. The In­die Craft Art Bazaar be­lieves in giv­ing back to the com­mu­nity and will be do­nat­ing a por­tion of our pro­ceeds to the Richard­son Mar­itime Mu­seum.

For in­for­ma­tion fol­low the In­die Art Craft Bazaar on Face­book, or email icabmd@gmail.com

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The In­die Craft Art Bazaar is sponsored by Ben Franklin Crafts of Eas­ton, the event is free and will last from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Richard­son Mar­itime Mu­seum at Ruark Boat­works in Cam­bridge on Satur­day, Oct. 8.

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