local craft fairs & events

Marin Handmade Members in the Marin IJ Again, Thanksgiving 2015

In 2014, the Marin Independent Journal featured our Marin Handmade collective on the first page of its holiday gift guide, written by Judith M. Wilson. This year Judith included two of our most active members (on page 4); Charlene Lundgren Frischer for her felting and handmade bears (www.etsy.com/bearsouls), and Karen Giles for her nuno felted scarves and bangles. Congrats! We are looking for a link to the article online, but in the meantime, here is a photo showing Buster the bear (he’s waiting for you to take him home)!

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UPDATE:

We found it! Click here to read the entire article online, and also learned another one of our members, Virginia Simpson-Magruder is mentioned, for her soldered jewelry (on page 6)! She will be at the Marin MOCA Open Studios this year.

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Marin Handmade featured in Marin IJ Holiday Gift Guide

The Marin IJ published “The Art of Holiday Shopping” in their Gift Guide insert on Thanksgiving 2014, and featured our Marin Handmade collective on the first page! Note photos of Karen Giles Designs, Wreath by Sally Stokes, and Jewelry by Compass Rose. Other Marin Handmade members mentioned for local holiday shopping venues are Heather Graef, Boneyard Beanies, Tisha Thompson, and Charlene Lundgren. Congrats fellow MH members on our first major newspaper press mention!

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Final Events of 2012: Last Chance Holiday Fairs

Marin Handmade has been growing as we add new members to the collective. It is exciting to see such support for local handmade goods in the bay area.

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This Friday, December 14, we’ll be doing an exciting collaboration with the Marin History Museum, who has just opened a new museum shop in the plaza on 4th St. in downtown San Rafael. The Mini Holiday Craft Fair will coincide with the Friday Artwalk in Downtown San Rafael from 5-8pm. Come visit us at 1026 Court St off of 4th st.

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Participating Artists:

The Marin History Museum will continue to operate a rotating schedule exhibits from the beautiful Boyd Estate in San Rafael, a previous home of Arctic Explorer and adventurer Louise Arner Boyd.

Stay tuned for Heirloom Craft Night at the Marin History Museum – we’ll be doing some collaborations in 2013 including the heirloom watch case locket workshop with Compass Rose Design Jewelry.

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LAST 2012 EVENT for MARIN HANDMADE :
12 Days of Christmas at Marin mart
Join us December 22 at MARIN MART from 11am-6pm

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Out and About this Summer

Visit some of our members at local shows and markets this season:

Creek Van Houten:

“Our jewelry designs for women and men range from elegant to industrial, combining delicate and mechanical sensibilities of the Victorian era.”

35th Annual Fairfax Festival
June 9-10, 2012 in Fairfax, Ca.

San Anselmo Art & Wine Festival
June 23 & 24, 2012 in San Anselmo, Ca.

Rivertown Revival
July 21 , 2012 in Petaluma, Ca.

Urban Air Market
September 16, 2012 in San Francisco, Ca.

Heather Graef:

Handcrafted bags and accessories, one of a kind and limited collections.

Petaluma Farmers Market
Wednesdays, June 6 – August 29, 4:30pm-8:00pm in Petaluma, Ca.
2nd Street between B & D Streets (parking garage on C Street)

Glen Ellen Farmers Market
Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Jack London Village in Glen Ellen, Ca.
Future dates for Heather at this market will be posted as they become available. 

Rivertown Revival
July 21 , 2012 in Petaluma, Ca.

Tisha Thompson:

Maker of Cati Cat, Monster, Fox, Owl, and the rest of the gang.

Glen Ellen Farmers MarketSunday, June 10, 2012 at Jack London Village in Glen Ellen, Ca.
Future dates for Tisha at this market will be posted as they become available.

The Bazaar Fête

Marin Handmade artists are happy to attend a new local event, “The Bazaar Fête.” Come say hello to some of our members, who are participating in this event on April 28:

Carol Lancor, Mosaics, Novato, CA
   Etsy Shop / Interview 
Creek Van Houton, Steampunk/Vintage Jewelry, San Anselmo, CA
  Etsy Shop / Interview 
Heather Graef, Bags & Accessories, Sausalito, CA
   Etsy Shop / Interview
 
• Location: Fairfax Pavillion, Fairfax (West Marin) 

• Admission: $5 Adults, $3 Seniors & teens, Free under 12 years old 

• RSVP: Visit the Event Page on Facebook, and then click “Join” on the event page: www.facebook.com/events/336345283069538 

• More information: www.thebazaarfete.com

News: October Etsy Event in Marin

We have a place and date for our first Etsy event in Marin!
Marin members of the SF Etsy Street Team are excited to be hosting our first event for North Bay artists. Our venue is Artworks Downtown in San Rafael, during the well-attended 2nd Fridays Artwalk.

Visit us under the evening stars, on October 14, 2011.
We will be in the company of 40 open studios at the AWDT building, and 30 other locations to see arts and crafts downtown.

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