We’re looking forward to seeing you on the 18th at Forster Farm, home of the festival field. If you want to read more about the details, please head here: https://garlicandarts.org/whats-new/
Admission and parking are free. There will be a food vendor with light lunch fare, Nalini’s Kitchen from Quabbin Harvest, and Samara Sparkling Beverages (formerly Maple Mama) will sell their refreshing drinks. Attendees are also welcome to bring a picnic and enjoy the beauty of the rolling farm, and should bring their own chair and water. An open mic on the family stage will add casual song and story to the lovely setting.
The Alchemy Studio – Mark Lattanzi – Montague, MA – One of a kind jewelry in silver accented with stones, brass and organic textures.
Art Bug Illustratons – Chaldea Deyman, Greenfield MA – Art Bug Illustrations believes kids should have fun wall art and long lasting natural toys that inspire the imagination.
Birch Moon Herbals & Shoes – Sarah Shields, Shutesbury, MA
Cosmic Rebel Creations – Deva – Wendell, MA – Cosmic Creations is a local business that has provides accents for any occasion and details for home decor with a custom and cosmic twist.
Laureen Shea – Leverett, MA – Laureen enjoys painting, nature, and her grandkids.
Lydia Grey – Orange, MA – Sometimes, between waking and sleeping a dream image appears. Sometimes, a powerful feeling rises up and pushes out of her. Like Persephone, she has been tugged into the underworld. Like Daphne, she’s run from the rational. With clay and her hands, she works to put the deepest feelings of her heart into a form that can be seen and felt.
Macle Designs – Melinda Nutter and Jonathan Pierce – Wendell, MA – Macle Designs features hand crafted sterling silver jewelry that focuses on using natural gemstones, crystals, minerals and fossils.
New England Fiber Arts – New Salem, MA – Sandy is a versatile fiber artist who’s work includes reversible aprons and bibs, coiled fabric bowls, balsam gifts made from recycled Christmas trees, and patchwork wall hangings and runners. The hallmark of her work is fine workmanship coupled with fun and colorful fabrics that play well together.
Simple Shoemaking – Shutesbury, MA – Sharon has been teaching ecological simple shoemaking for many years. She has recently moved her studio to LaunchSpace in Orange.
Snowflake Mittens – Leticia Hebert – Athol, MA – Snowflake Mittens started approximately 14 years ago by sisters Raenette Kramer and Leticia Hebert. They take wool sweaters, felt them to make a mitten and then line them with a fleece mitten creating the warmest mittens you’ve ever owned.
Swift River Glass – Wendell, MA – Swift River Glass creates beautiful dichroitic glass, sterling silver, and bronze jewelry. Often, semi-precious stones and resin enamel are added to her creations.
The Rainbow Rack – Kelly Surprenant – Wendell, MA – Kelly Surprenant is a multi media artist based in Wendell. She creates a variety of bright, fun, wearable and sharable art, such as upcycled woven jackets, beaded jewelry, quilts, and crocheted mandalas.
WEAVING ARTcetera – Wendell, MA – Retirement introduced a creative muse, whether music or fiber arts. With great delight, Adele Smith-Penniman delves into color, texture and pattern. To contact: asmithpen at gmail dot com
Wild Child Tye Dyes – Pelham, MA – Jodi has been playing with color on fabric since 1989, creating bright, fun designs, all on sweatshop-free garments, including organic cotton when available. From the tiniest baby bootie to the biggest plus-sized dress, each item is individually tied and dyed with permanent fiber reactive dye to give you many happy years of wear.