From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, the Friends of the Coventry Public Library will host their 3rd Annual Artisan Fair and Book Bash at the library and across the hall in Town Council Chambers.
The fair will feature local artisans and crafters from Coventry and across Rhode Island who offer homegrown or handmade items of all kinds for purchase. Guests will be able to browse everything from knitted and crocheted items, stained glass, photography and art, to jewelry, pottery and more!
Bookworms need look no further than right outside the Library doors where the Book Bash will be held, offering donated books, puzzles, movies and more for all ages at inexpensive prices. Customers will be able to purchase a large Friends of CPL tote bag which they can fill to the brim with Book Bash items for just $3!
For the kiddos, Mr. Balloon Man himself, Ron Sargent will be on hand from 10 a.m. until noon to make balloon animals for children at no cost. Face-painting may also be available in the library foyer.
Funds raised through the rental of vendor booths and book sales enable The Friends of CPL to provide the Library with museum passes, summer reading programs and other important services that may not be possible to purchase otherwise.
Below is a list of participating artists who will be in attendance at Saturday's Artisan Fair:
K. Bellotti Designs: scarves, bags, jewelry
Cathys Creative Crafts: sewn items, tea cup birdfeeders
The Gourd Lady: decorated gourds
Judy & Martha: items made with a variety of mediums including paper, paint, wall paper and more..
Melissa's Herbal Soaps: olive oil soaps infused with herbs
Gifts form the Word: calligraphy, bookmarks, poems, personalized gifts
Gram-Kwackers: American Girl doll clothes, baby items, quilts
Roselyne's Imaginations: wreaths, all seasons, wine bottle lights, glass boxes
Sheryl Miller: homemade clay beads
June Quinlan: handcrafted, decorated bird houses
Ocean State Crafts: painted wooden boxes, parachute cord bracelets, beaded bracelets
Patricia Pepper: quilted e-reader carriers/covers, totes, wall hangings
Amanda Crandall: handmade baby bibs, burp cloths, blankets
Joli Good Flowers: handmade unique flower accessories (pins, clips, headbands, etc.)
Paintings by Rita: painted magnets, small oil paintings, slate paintings
Laura's Crochet Creations: scarves, hair ties
Good Nature Body Products: natural herbal soaps, lotions, scrubs and balms...
Ann Marie Evon: Christmas ornaments, punch needle, primitive dolls
L T Pottery: dishes, cups, serving bowls
Born in a Barn Creations: mason jar candles, repurposed objects, rustic country gifts
Okailey Okai: unique pantins
Patti Maynard: knitted items
Carolyn's Kitchen: homemade jams, jellies, pickles
Dawn Washburn: jewelry
Cyndi Leonard & N'Italia DeAngelis: flower creations
Lorraine Hilton: wood turner
Virginia Lynch: stained glass
Barbara Dasta: wreaths, baked goods
Is A Hermit Photography by Johnny Costa: unique digital photography prints featuring sights from Coventry and across RI