4th Annual Artisan Fair coming Nov 8th and 9th!

2014 NHOpenDoors Poster Letter sm copyThe West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts is pleased to announce a selection of the artists and artisans that will have items available at the 4th Annual Local Artisans Fair on November 8th, 10-2pm; and November 9th 11-2pm in the Union Church Hall, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH. This event is a part of NH Open Doors (nhopendoors.com) a statewide touring and shopping event. A variety of items, from small to large, will be available to purchase. Fiber arts, pottery, woodworking, sculpted ornaments, watercolor, soaps, and much more. Food will also be available, including Korean BBQ, Norwegian Meatballs, Soup and Bread bowls, and exquisite desserts. Sunday there will be a triangle weaving workshop (to sign up: melissa@wcc-ma.org), and both days at 12pm harper Angela Biggs will perform. Following Saturday’s activities a local student recital will be held at 2pm, featuring local harp, voice, piano, and flute students. Only a few spaces are still available for last minute vendor sign ups. Event info HERE. Here are some of the participants this year:

Galloping Jester LLC:Handspun yarn, fiber goods, and soaps
United Parish Artisans: Hand built pottery, handspun and fiber goods
Robert Dakin Woodworking: Cutting boards, spoons, and more
Honestly Simple Soaps: Soap, lotions, and body products
Country Rag Rugs: Rag rugs and baskets
Max & Ozzie’s: Homemade bags, toys, scarves
Richmonds’ Arts: Woodworking, knit goods, sewn accessories, copper enamel
Korean BBQ: Serving prepared foods: authentic Korean BBQ, burgers, Norwegian Meatballs, and more
Geoffrey Shepherd: Watercolor prints
Atelier Sisk: Professionally Sculpted Ornaments
Becca’s Tasty Treats: Pastries, bread, cheesecake, breadbowls, and more
Cortney Nichols: Eco friendly home goods and gifts

Last day for the Local Arts Fair on Sunday (11-2pm)

After setting your clock back, don’t forget to stop by at the Local Arts Fair tomorrow (Vendor list HERE). You gain a whole hour to your day, just the perfect amount of time to stop by, browse, shop, see demonstrations, listen to music and/or enjoy some Korean BBQ/delicious food. You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for our drawing of items donated generously by vendors and local businesses!

Here’s a sample of what went on today, and remember there’s much more not in these photos!:

Angela Biggs teaches a harp workshop during NH Opendoors

Angela Biggs teaches a harp workshop during NH Opendoors

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Just a few of the vendors with us for the Local Arts Fair, including artists themselves as well as works on display by local artists.

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Delicious homemade jams, vibrant knit/crochet/felted items, and fragrant handmade soaps by Galloping Jester

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Wire sculpted trees by local artist Randy Adams

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Notecards made from original watercolor paintings by Geoffrey Shepherd

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Items appearing at next week’s art auction at the Claremont Chamber’s Auction Gala, crocheted rag rugs , photography by Carmen Bywater, and live music by Bill Brink.

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The making of a ring by David of Khaos Designs

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Jewelry by David of Khaos Designs

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New work by Claremont sculptor Ernest Montenegro – creating outside the box!

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Items by local artisans, including woven potholders by Pfister Rugs, wool braided rugs by Helen Lovell, and some stylish and ingenious aprons created with mobility impaired individuals in mind.


3rd Annual Artisan Fair Vendor Preview!

2013-11 NHOpenDoors Poster Letter SMFor the 3rd year the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts will be hosting the Local Arts Fair as part of the NH Opendoors state-wide touring weekend on November 2rd, 2013 at 10-2pm; November 3th 11-2PM. The Fair will be held at Union Church parish hall, 133 Old Church Rd, West Claremont, NH. This event features up to juried vendors, food, live music, demonstrations, harp workshop, and more. Additional information, and a preview of vendors, is now available HERE

Schedule is also available HERE

This event has come to be noted as the perfect place to do your holiday shopping. WCCMA offers vendor spaces, and for the first time this year will be creating a display space where artists can leave items to be sold. Vendors will include artisan jewelry, handmade glass beads and accessories, fiber arts, paintings, sculpture, woven goods, children’s accessories, rugs, home accessories, and fine art. Harp workshops will be available on Nov 2nd with Sessions at 12:15PM and 1:00PM, please RSVP. Food features Korean BBQ, Norwegian meatballs, sweets, popcorn, and more. For more information check out wcc-ma.org, contact melissa@wcc-ma.org, or call 802.738.0022.