"June 1-3 will herald the 16th annual Ocrafolk Festival on Ocracoke Island. The flagship event of Ocracoke Alive is one of the most popular weekends for visitors, as word of the event spreads across North Carolina and beyond. Last year, Our State Magazine featured the event as a top ranked NC festival, and several years ago it was ranked as one of the top 10 Island Festivals in the world by Coastal Living Magazine. The Ocrafolk Festival's unique setting, and Ocracoke Alive's attention to detail helps create a weekend that is treasured by visitor and resident alike. The festival features musicians, storytellers, artisans, and characters from the NC region and beyond. Popular events include a Fish Fry, Squaredance, Art Auction, Paperhand Puppet Parade, Gospel Sing, Bluegrass Jam, and performances by over 27 groups that will make fans of folk music and storytelling swoon."
Shop The Handmade Market in Raleigh, NC for hip, handcrafted goods from more than 50 of the best and brightest independent artists, designers, and crafters.
- May 5th (One Day Only) at Marbles Kids Museum
- $5 cash entry from 10 am – 4 pm (Kids are in FREE all day)
- Free Admission: 4 pm – 6 pm- no charge
"Pop-Up Raleigh is downtown Raleigh’s original monthly vintage market. We offer vintage collectors and art lovers a place to shop and sip at Trophy Brewing & Taproom on Maywood Avenue. This beautiful building, near the NC State Farmer’s Market, has both indoor and outdoor spaces for tents, dress racks, tables and bins of unusual finds. Hungry? Our fabulous hosting partner, Trophy, will curate a wonderful parade of food trucks for each market, complimented by their tasty signature beers."
The Durham Patchwork Market is a wonderful monthly market with makers and vintage vendors. The market is held the first Saturday of the each month from 12-4 PM inside both Fullsteam Brewery. Local makers and vintage vendors will come together to create a unique shopping experience with a diverse selection of high quality and original goods.
From Raleigh Wine Shop: "Join us and three special guests for a Triangle Wine Experience and First Friday double header! We'll have TWO FREE TASTINGS with rockstar sommelier and California and Oregon winemaker Rajat Parr, as well as owner of Round Pond Estate in Napa Valley, Miles MacDonnell. It's an exciting opportunity to meet these titans of the wine world and taste some exclusive wines!
Also at the shop will be Staci Phebus of Juniper Bay Metals, displaying and selling her handmade, gorgeous jewelry that she makes right here in her Raleigh studio.
The FREE tastings are from 5-7 pm and Staci will be here till 8 pm!"
Precious Metal Show at the BAC
The Brooklyn Arts Center is thrilled to team up with Cicada Metals and Jonkheer Jewelry Art Studio for another Precious Metal Show! Precious Metal: The Region's Best Handcrafted Jewelry Show, is taking place Sunday, January 28, 12 - 6PM.
t's time for The Carter Building's quarterly Sip + Shop and we have a crazy fun night planned for you. Wear your ugliest holiday sweater and enter our contest for great prizes. And if you bring a gently used sweater or coat to donate to charity, you'll be able to get discounts and freebies all through the building and up and down Glenwood. There will be free adult beverages and Cousin's Main Lobster Food Truck will be joining us in our parking lot once again (we love those guys!). See you there!
Chapel Hill’s 45th annual Festifall Arts Festival will provide a unique opportunity for the community, art enthusiasts and artists to interact. A vibrant market of handmade artworks along with live performances presents a day of discovery for the festival’s attendees as they engage with the local art community. Historic West Franklin Street in Downtown Chapel Hill provides a beautiful backdrop to our celebration of arts and culture.
Artist Listing: http://www.chapelhillfestifall.com/artists-market/
The Glenwood Faire is an annual event held at a different location each year, working to promote the Glenwood South District businesses. The event attracts your neighbors from downtown and beyond to sample products from local restaurants, bars, service providers and the retailers that make Glenwood South such a unique destination.
Ticketed Event - BUY tickets here
From the event page:
"Craftsboro is a one day Greensboro maker fair to benefit CWS and refugee resettlement. The concept grew out of a desire to bring the GSO community together, and to support a local nonprofit. Our hope is that makers, musicians, chefs, and shoppers will come together to show support for Greensboro, refugees, and the talent that lives within our community. We chose to support CWS Greensboro because of their necessary work and the lack of funding they are currently receiving. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the organization, and there will be opportunities to donate at the event. Read more about them here: http://cwsgreensboro.org/."
*Local Peeps Alert!!!* We're opening the Juniper Bay Metals studio this Sunday, Dec 18th from 1-5pm for your last minute jewelry gift needs! Other studios in our building (Raleigh Vintage, Cockamamie Jewelry, and others) will also be open. Come see us!
From the Roundabout Art Collective site:
"Art It Up! is a collection of free events and performances happening in the Hillsborough Street business district on Saturday, October 15, 2016. A mix of arts, culture, and recreation happenings will take place between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. that day at multiple locations. Most of the performances will be within walking distance of each other.
Roundabout Art Collective is proud to be a participant at Art It Up and showcase local artists. Stop by the gallery to see our special offering on October 15th!"
Please to be the featured artist for the March 18th "3rd Friday at The Makery"!
"Join us to celebrate our favorite Metal Makers!
Staci Sawyer Phebus is the metalsmith artist behind Juniper Bay Metals. Working out of her studio in downtown Raleigh, NC, she creates raw, simply refined, nature-derived designs, utilizing silver, gold and semi-precious stones. The name comes from Juniper Bay, a beautiful coastal area along the "Inner Banks" where the Pamlico Sound meets the marshlands of Swan Quarter, NC. These landscapes resonate with her work that is influenced by the treasures of the sea and natural world."
Other Metal Makers on display this month include Geoflora, Mona Enamel and Windblown.