life is a journey not a destination
If you are looking for handmade silver jewelry, including silver earrings, sterling silver bracelets and unique necklaces, Fairhope is going to be the place to be this coming weekend!
The 67th Annual Fairhope Arts and Crafts Festival in Fairhope, Alabama is happening March 15, 16, & 17, 2019 in downtown Fairhope. Festival hours are Friday thru Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival is free to the public and more than 230 exhibitors from all over the country will bring their best works. This prestigious juried show showcases artists from across the country. There will be live entertainment and delicious food throughout the event.
Chimneyville Art Festival
Buy local art this weekend!
The Monte Sano Art Festival has been a tradition in Huntsville, Alabama for sixteen years. This art show will host 140 of the region’s finest artists in an array of wonderful media. Along with the art, there will be local food trucks and musicians throughout the park.
The Monte Sano Art Festival, a wonderful art show in Huntsville, Alabama, will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 15 - 16th. The hours of the festival are:
Saturday, September 15 -
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 16 -
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The festival is free to attend - Monte Sano State Park will charge $10 per car for parking. (cash only)
We had a great time at Festival International de Louisiane in Lafayette, Louisiana, as we always do. This lovely lady picked out some new sterling silver bangles and midi rings (also called stacking rings) for herself!
The best thing about these shows and festivals is getting to connect with you (and, sometimes, your family)!
The street entertainment is wonderful at this festival - this is one of the "stilt walkers" that are there every year!
So happy to be able to participate in the wonderful Covington Three Rivers Arts Festival this weekend, November 11 - 12!
This has always been a great show and will be better this year than ever -perfect weather forecast and lots and lots of wonderful handmade art!
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This is me getting ready for fall shows. There is quite a long list of jewelry that I would like to make before the shows start in earnest but, you know what?
I am not going to stress.
I will not worry about it.
I will happily make the jewelry (because that is truly what I love to do) and let the shows take care of themselves. Oh, yes, one other thing....
I will enjoy this life I have been given.
I hope you will, too!
Since I participate as an artist every year at FIL, I thought I would share a little bit of the history of this wonderful festival.
Did you know that FIL is the largest outdoor, FREE Francophone event in the U.S? Herman Mhire, a Distinguished Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, is the founding president of FIL, which began in
1986 as a community-supported, non-profit organization whose goal was to produce an annual visual and performing arts festival celebrating the French cultural heritage of southern Louisiana. FIL emphasizes the connections between Acadiana and the Francophone world; each year, musical artists from Europe, Africa, Canada, the Caribbean and the Americas come to Lafayette, Louisiana to share their talents with the community.
The original missions of the FIL were to enrich the community with a celebration of its native cultures through performing arts, educate the public of the achievements and artistic expressions of related global cultures, to develop culture and tourism, and to enhance economic development by expanding Lafayette’s reputation as an arts center and a destination for artistic events.
Originally primarily a musical event, FIL also now features workshops, theater and visual artists who are primarily members of the Louisiana Crafts Guild. The Marché des Arts, the FIL Fine Arts Market, showcases artists from all over the country. You will find handmade artisan jewelry, pottery, and many other handcrafted items.
In the Marché du Monde, FIL’s World Market, you will find commercial imports such as sculptures, art, clothing, jewelry, ceramics, paintings, photography, instruments and much more.
Click here to see the complete list of artists for the FIL2015 Marche des Arts (handmade art/craft): http://festivalinternational.org/artists-eats/marche-des-arts/
Click here to see the list of vendors for FIL2015 Marche du Monde (commercial imports): http://festivalinternational.org/artists-eats/marche-du-monde-hidden/
This link will take you to the complete musical schedule for FIL2015: http://lineup.festivalinternational.org/events/2015/04/22/
Laura lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and creates elegant silver jewelry inspired by flowing lines and repeated patterns in natural or architectural forms.