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South Carolina: Summerville Flowertown Festival 2018

FLOWERTOWN FESTIVAL

Date:  April 6, 2018 – April 8, 2018

The Flowertown Festival, now in its 46th year, is the Y’s premiere fundraiser founded in 1972 to support health and wellness programs at the Y. Every spring, thousands of people visit Summerville to see nature’s bounty awash in color, from the hot pink azaleas, to the purple wisteria, to the delicate white dogwood. On this three-day weekend, festival-goers transcend this gracious Southern town to take in the flowers and hospitality and attend one of the largest arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast: The Summerville Family YMCA Flowertown Festival.
  • Over 200 jury-selected artists from throughout the country who display their work for sale
  • Delicious foods from restaurants at The Taste
  • Fun activities and rides for children at the Children’s Jubilee/Kids Fest
  • Farmer’s Market (Saturday & Sunday ONLY)
  • Free admission
  • Free Parking
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Texas: North Texas Irish Fest, Dallas

For over 30 years the NTIF has been held in Fair Park, Dallas on the first weekend in March.

March 2 -4, 2018
Fair Park, Dallas, Texas

When was the festival started?

The North Texas Irish Festival started life as the First Texas Ceili held on March 5, 1983, at Nick Farrelly’s Lounge on Oak Lawn (now Pappadeaux Seafood). In 1984 the SCMA was formed and moved the North Texas Irish Festival to the Cultural Arts building in Fair Park. We have expanded and move into various other buildings in the park since then.

We settled in our present location in 2001 and are now the second largest event to be held in Fair Park. (The State Fair claims to be larger, but the Irish exaggerate a lot!)

What hours are you open?

The festival will be open during the following hours: (subject to change)

  • Friday evening from 6:00 pm till 11:00 pm
  • Saturday from  10:30 am till 11:30 pm
  • Sunday from 11:30 am till 7:30 pm

Ticket sales will end approximately one hour prior to the gates closing. Alcohol sales will end approximately 30 minutes prior to the end of the festival.

Please note. These are the times that the gates will close for the night. Food & beverage sales, vendors and most music performances close somewhat earlier.

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Georgia: Savannah Springtime Made In The South

“Welcome to Springtime Made in the South! Come and see hand thrown pottery, exquisite jewelry, artists of all kinds, basket weaving, colorful purses and totes, metal working, hand made furniture, blown glass and stained glass. Don’t forget all the wonderfully delicious gourmet delights to savor and so much more at the 16th Annual Springtime Made in the South!

Handcrafted items come with special experiences and stories…we invite you to listen, watch and take part in the magic that is Springtime Made in the South.”

 

Show Hours & Directions

February 16, 17 & 18
Fri. 10-6 – Sat. 10-6 – Sun. 11-5

One Admission Good for All 3 Days with hand stamp!
Adults – $7.00 – Children 12 & Under – Free
ACRES OF FREE PARKING!
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Florida: 43rd Mount Dora Fine Art Festival 2018

43rd Annual Mount Dora Arts Festival
Currently Ranked #7 in the nation for Best Arts Festival! Mark your calendars for February 3rd & 4th, 2018 for a great weekend experience!
Tiki Baaah

Tiki Baaah

What better way to celebrate one of the top Downtowns in the country than by walking America’s favorite home-town! Filled with fine-art from national artists, along a magnificent lake view! Discover terrific entertainment, food, superb shopping and of course, The Premier Arts Festival in Central Florida!

Join us Saturday & Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. 

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Merry Christmaaahs From the Sheep Incognito Flock!

A Baaahrtridge in a Bear Tree Wall Art
Fleece Navidad Prints

Fleece Navidad Prints

We want to take a moment to thank all of Ewe for being faithful flock fans for the past year – and years before: because of you, we can continue to bring smiles, happy giggles, and a few heartfelt “awww”s to your world and the art world at large.

This past year, we were so lucky to get to meet so many of you in person – we LOVE getting to see smiles in real life, and hugs make our day, and bring back some warmth to the world, so THANK EWE for stopping by!

To those of ewe that have placed orders on the website, or called in, or snagged art in our #SheepFling events on Facebook and Instagram: thank ewe for giving the Sheep Incognito such maaahvelous friends to hang out with – I consider myself blessed to know that so much of my art is getting to bring smiles to peoples’ lives every day, instead of just hanging on a museum wall for brief glances by passerby visitors.

Starting in January, there will be workshops and training sessions available – whether painting on canvas, or intruductions to ProCreate App, the studio will be buzzing with lots of learning getting done.
Also, though it is taking much longer than I wanted it to, I am working on my first adult/kids book.
Or maybe two. Not sure.
What I do know, is there might be monsters. And sheep. And some smiles. And the color pink. Who knows where that might lead…

I might start a Patreon account for that purpose – it’s become almost impossible to keep up with the business side of things while we travel, so we have cut wayyy back on shows for the first quarter of 2018, to give us time to work in the studio, get the book written, add some wholesale connections, try a few new painting techniques, add some workshops, and all that fun stuff.

As always, we LOVE hearing from you: how are the sheep in your home behaving themselves?
Any special requests for workshop themes? Any feedback is appreciated, of course.

We hope your holiday season is filled with fluffy things, big hugs, maaahvelous moments, and silly giggles, on top of good friends, good memories, and good things all around.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your patronage over the years – and keep a lookout for many new things happening in the Sheep Incognito studio in 2018.

With that:

MERRY CHRISTMAAAHS and have a Maaahvelous New Year!

Conni & Scott at Charisma Art Gallery / Sheep Incognito Studio
email us: conni@charisma-art.com

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