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, contact, or call 802.738.0022.

Thank you for joining us!

smIMAG0048We had a lovely event last week at the Naughty Vine in Claremont on Opera House Sq. There were several wines available to sample, cheeses, and a nice variety of food and desserts. Special thanks to Robert and Nadia for their culinary contributions, and the Greater Claremont Chamber of Commerce for their donation of desserts for the event.

The crowd was enchanted with harper Angela Biggs, and they appreciated the sneak peek of the duo of Angela and Melissa Richmond on flute. There was a nice amount of art work on display, including works by Opus Arts Group members, the incredible local sculptor Ernest Montenegro and the gorgeous metal trees of Randy Adams.

Over $200 was raised for WCCMA’s community programs, and it was a nice way for friends of WCCMA to meet the friends of the Naughty Vine and other members of our community. We really want to thank the Naughty Vine for hosting this event, and for all of their generous donations. We hope to do this type of event again and with a nice new twist each time!