Artist Row Applications are Available!

Artist Row Flyer 2014

I super-duper love the new Artist Row website!

Applications are now online, including the ability to submit your photos at the same time.

The application fee is a non-refundable $40 and if accepted, the space is free. (The price goes up to $60 after July 15.) Deadline: August 30, 2014. (I emailed them about the date typo on the Rules page.)

The Artist Row Facebook page is here and the event page is here.

I had no idea this is only the 10th year for this show.

Artist Row Public Market Art Fair began in 2004, with over 5000 people attending an exhibit that featured 68 local and regional artists. This year for the 10th anniversary show, we plan to welcome more than 10000 attendees and 180 local artists.

It’s really a fun show, good vibes abound with music, food trucks and art!

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Spring in the Vineyard – May 1 at Casa Larga

Casa Larga 5-1-14
May 1
10:00 – 7:00
Spring in the Vineyard

Casa Larga Vineyards
2287 Turk Hill Road
Fairport, NY

Cherie Carter Designs
Crazy Daisy Designs
JEM Design
Mary Terziani Glass1st Place in Glass, 2013 Brockport Arts Festival
Pine Tree Designs 2013 RPO Bravo Award Winner; 2013 Honorable Mention at Artist Row

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ShareFest – May 2-4

Click the image to visit the ShareFest website.

Click the image to visit the ShareFest website.

ShareFest is a 3 day showcase of Rochester’s sharing economy!

On day one (May 2), you can go to one of many events being held around the city, or organize your own!

On day two (May 3) come by Washington Square Park where you can learn about Rochester’s sharing economy and meet the people and organizations involved! If you really want to get into the sharing spirit, bring some gifts that you can give or barter with other people! Your gift can be anything from index cards with your favorite recipes, to cherry tomatoes you grew, to your ukulele playing, to hugs or high fives! Just keep it small enough to carry around, and be creative! If you just bring the gift of showing up, that’s okay too!

On day three (May 4) come to the ShareFest Conference, which takes place in the Rundel Auditorium of the Central Library at 115 South Ave. It is a chance to meet the Rochesterians who are involved in the sharing economy, and working to help people spend less, create more, and share what they have! In true sharing economy style, the conference is a potluck, so bring something tasty! After eating, we will break into group discussions on a variety of sharing economy topics!

Sharefest is sponsored by RocShare and

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The Yard(s) Sale – Spring Edition – April 26

Click on the image to go to the Facebook event page for more details.

Click on the image to go to the Facebook event page for more details.

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Artists in Buffalo Spring Show – April 25 & 26

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The Burchfield Penney hosts Artists in Buffalo’s 2nd Spring Show on Friday April 25th from 5 – 9 PM and Saturday April 26th from 11 – 6 PM. The work of more than 25 area artisans will be available for sale along with specials in the Museum Store and in Burchfield’s Cafe.

The Burchfield Penney Art Center
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14222

This collaborative event will bring together artists and artisans for a gift show event which will also serve as a fundraiser for the Burchfield Penney Art Center. All artisans will be donating a percentage of sales to help support the ongoing mission of the museum.

Please say hello to Rochester Artisan members Aremel Soaps, Art FX Glas and SimpleSong Studio!

April 2014 Spring Show Collage


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2nd Saturday Things to Do

Click each image to be taken to the Facebook event page for further details. Lots of our favorite Rochester Artisans are featured at these monthly art festivals!

04-12-14 Second Saturday in Honeoye NY

April Brainery Bazaar


2nd Saturdays at The Hungerford

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Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

2014 Buffalo Small Press Book Fair
April 5 & 6
Saturday, 12:00 – 6:00
Sunday, 11:00 – 5:00
Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
Porter Hall
453 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY

Fly Rabbit Press
Just Terrific Handcrafted Goods
Karin Marlett Choi
Simplesong Studio

2014 Poster

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First Friday at The Hungerford – April 4

Skeleton Keys
Francesca DeCaire (Suite 216)

April 4
6:00 – 9:00 pm
First Friday

The Hungerford Building
1115 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14607

Cat Clay (Suite 225) – Celebrate the Earth: Art by Bev Rafferty

Bev Rafferty's Ocean Inspired Necklace



Natural Edge BowlUrban TurningHonorable Mention at 2013 Artist Row

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Wet Noses, Cute Poses

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Featuring original animal portraits from Artistry by Lisa Marie

20% of every sale goes to Lollypop Farm – Come help out the animals!

Opening Reception is April 4th, 6-9:00PM (meet the artist, enjoy music and refreshments).

Rochester Brainery
274 N. Goodman St (inside Village Gate), Suite B134,
Rochester NY




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Crafty Podcasts

Pam B Designs is just one of the Rochester Artisans whose work you will see next Saturday at the Artisan Beautification Craft Fair.

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Meanwhile, back in the studio . . . the subject of podcasts came up at a recent dinner and it was suggested (thanks Michele of Michele Kurpisz Designs!) that we share some of our favorites on our website. In listing a few of my personal favorites on our Biz page, I started Googling and found more.

A couple were ones I haven’t listened to in quite some time so they will be back in my rotation now. I remember both CraftSanity and CraftCast when they were first starting out. It’s exciting to see how their businesses and art careers have blossomed since then.

I can’t personally vouch for all of these but they looked good to me and I’ll be checking them all out. If you have favorites you’d like to recommend to others, email me and I’ll add the link to the list.

After the Jump
Art Fair Radio
Artists Helping Artists
CraftSanity (Looks like Jennifer stopped recording these in 2012 but there are 129 podcasts archived for your listening pleasure!)
Etsy Conversations
Hello Craft
Smart Creative Women
Metalsmith Bench Talk
While She Naps

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