A Handmade Holiday in the South Wedge

Handmade Holiday Green

Mark your calendar for Saturday December 5th from 11am-4pm in the South Wedge. We are having “It’s a Wonderful Life in the Wedge” with Santa, kids crafts, carriage rides, carolers, and beautifully decorated store fronts with many stores having great deals! In The German House on Gregory Street and at St. Boniface Church there will be over 50 local crafters in a brand new craft fair called “A Handmade Holiday“. It is free to attend, and the first 50 people will get a beautiful canvas event swag bag! We will also have event t-shirts for sale at Little Button Craft & Press.

We hope to see you soon down here in the South Wedge!
Happy Holidays and Cheers!
Madelyn Posey
Little Button Craft & Press

On a personal note, I encourage you visit this adorable little shop year-round. I just started selling my hand stitched paper ornaments there. I took them a flock of my sweet little white songbirds with gold or silver metalic thread stitched wings, with more to come.

Follow the store on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest!

Little Button Craft & Presss
658 South Avenue
Rochester, NY

Tuesday-Saturday: 12pm-7pm
Sunday: 12pm-4pm
Monday: closed

Handmade Holiday Chalkboard

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Believe or Behave: Dec 4 & 5


Friday, December 4, 5-9 pm
Saturday, December 5, 10am – 4pm

Cat Clay
Suite 242, Door 2
The Hungerford
1115 East Main Street
Rochester, NY

Visit Cat Clay and the event’s Facebook page for more info!

Believe or Behave 4 Square

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Flying Whale Studios Artist Open House

2015 Postcard

Kevin and Mary Schoonover open their Greek Revival home for three days of shopping in an intimate, friendly setting. Six downstairs rooms are filled with a wide variety of eclectic arts and crafts, from the whimsical to the practical to the edible — including holiday decorations and fine art photography, Pysanky eggs, handmade soaps and glass jewelry, pillows, paper, pottery and primitives, up-cycled mittens, turned wooden bowls, scrumptious sweets, locally sourced honey, beeswax candles and maple products, and much, much more. You’re sure to find that perfect something for everyone on your gift-giving list, plus an irresistible indulgence or two for you too.

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Fresh From Our Facebook Feed


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Say No to Spec

This video addresses the issue that lots of artists talk about – as do musicians, and many others I’m sure. We get asked for donations for fundraisers, sometimes it’s even mandatory. “It would be great exposure!” You can die from exposure and exposure doesn’t pay the rent.

My personal rule of thumb is simple: do what’s in my heart. If I like the organization or the organizer, and it’s within my budget for the year, it’s likely I’ll contribute.

I’m associated with the Maplewood Y Artisan Craft Show and we do require a donation of artwork with a retail value of $15. We put all these items in our raffle along with gift cards & tickets donated by area businesses. It’s part of the fundraiser, the reason the craft show is held and 100% of the money raised goes to fund youth programs at that YMCA. Because the booth fee has always been low ($45 this year), and my actual cost for making a $15 retail value item is way less, I feel it’s fair & reasonable for a 6 hour show.

Thanks to Samantha Lake for sharing this video!

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Mayday! Underground is this Weekend

November 2015 Event Cover

New this year – Mayday is giving away two $50 gift cards to be used at the show this weekend.

November 7 & 8
10:00 – 5:00
Mayday! Underground Crafts + Art

274 North Goodman (upstairs)
Rochester, NY

Cabbages & Kings Stationery
Cat Clay
Chicory Farm SoapWinner Soaps, Lotions & Candles at Christkindl Market 2014
CM Goodenbury PhotographyHonorable Mention, 2014 Artist Row; 1st Place in Photography, 2014 Hilton Apple Fest; 1st Place in Photography, Corn Hill Arts Festival 2015
Dirty Ass Soaps
Francesca DeCaire
GemX Jewelry Design
Gifts for Life
Isaac Bidwell
JackBear Stamps
Just Terrific Handcrafted Goods
Kingsley Street Artisan Soaps1st Place in Candles, Soap & Body Products at Sauquoit Valley Fine Arts & Crafts Show
Kira Arts
The Knotty Owl
Laurel O’Brien
Making the Nest of It
Metal Some ArtArtist Row Award 2015
Moya Lazy Factory
On Hand Lotions
Papersaurus Creative
Peaches Products
Prismatic Gardens
Sage Studios
Sunshine on Water
Sunshyne Silverwear
Weathered Heather1st Place in Jewelry, 2014 Naples Grape Fest

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Karen Rothfuss: Birds & Bowls!

“My papier mache birds are caricatures really. I give them poses and faces that remind me of people, using colorful paint as adornment. The hanging ornaments are a bit more conventional and I’m having a ball exploring ways to highlight that individuality.”

“My papier mache birds are caricatures really. I give them poses and faces that remind me of people, using colorful paint as adornment. The hanging ornaments are a bit more conventional and I’m having a ball exploring ways to highlight that individuality.”

The five resident artists of suite 240 at The Hungerford are pleased to present their November 6 First Friday guest artist, mixed media artist Karen Rothfuss. She lives in Waterloo, NY and is eager to share her colorful fabric coil bowls and personality filled papier mache birds.

The Hungerford is 5 stories of open studios & shops, located at 1115 E Main Street, Rochester, NY 14609. It is open to the public First Fridays, 6-9pm, Second Saturdays, 10am-3pm.

The 5 artists sharing suite 240 sell decorative and functional handmade pieces in a variety of media, including fused glass wind chimes and dishes, fabric accessories, hand stitched and folded paper and metalsmith jewelry.

Jean Keane * Lori Prince * Stefani Tadio *
Mary Terziani * Tom Zachman

cloth bowls 3

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Animalia: New Works by Lauren Blair


Cat Clay presents Animalia, featuring new prints, drawings and paintings by illustrator Lauren Blair. Lauren’s work is centered around her deep love of nature, and her illustrations seek to highlight the unique colors, patterns, and features that have evolved in our local flora and fauna.

Join us for this Lauren Blairone night First Friday event, hosted by Pop Up Roc. Located in the Hungerford Building – Studio 242, Door 2, 1115 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14609.

Additional parking available at credit union & Greenovation. Please don’t park in front of Happy Feet or the deli.

Great Horned Owl block print coming to life!

Great Horned Owl block print coming to life!

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5th Annual Wonderland at Central

5-398-10KS Wonderland at Central 2015 jpg

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October 20, 2015 · 8:07 pm

Artists at Work on 1st Saturdays

Artist at work schedule 2015-2016

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October 13, 2015 · 4:11 pm