Thursday, April 28, 2011

On The Road with the Moo Crew

This weekend, seven of our team members will be selling their handcrafted wares and demonstrating their skills at events in Madison, Hales Corners, Oshkosh and Holmen.  If you're in the area, please stop by and shop with them for Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations, and more.  Not in the area?  Please share our blog on Twitter and Facebook with your friends and family who might be.

Tilney and Ryan of MANvsGEORGE will be at Art at the Gardens Art & Craft Fair at Boerner Botanical Gardens on Sunday, May 1st from 10am to 3pm
Boerner Botanical Gardens is located at 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, WI (adjacent to Milwaukee). The fair is an eclectic mix of unique and handmade art and fine crafts, made by local artisans.  MANvsGEORGE sells fun and modern greeting cards, including lovely designs for Mother's Day, and variety packs of cards for all occasions that make a great gift! All of our cards are printed on high-quality, 100% recycled paper, and have designs that wrap around both sides of the card -- for maximum impact on your senses but minimum impact on the environment.

There will also be a Team WIST promotional table at Art in the Gardens with a sampling of items from our talented Etsy members from all over the state of Wisconsin! Check out samples, pick up freebies and coupons, and learn more about shopping local on Etsy.

Peter "the Hat Guy" and Ingrid McMasters "the spinning lady" of ForestAcademyAlpacas will be at the Great Midwest Alpaca Festival on Saturday, April 30th and Sunday, May 1st.  The festival will be held at the Veterans Memorial Colliseum at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI.  Discover the magic of alpacas at the The Great Midwest Alpaca Festival this weekend.  Visitors will see hundreds of alpacas, meet local and regional breeders, earn about alpacas fiber, and shop for alpaca products.  Peter and Ingrid will be in two locations during the festival:  upstairs in the vendor area selling ther unique handmade hats many of which were handfelted from their own animals' fiber, and on the main floor demonstrating the craft of handspinning yarn right next to their alpacas.

Stop by and shop with  twistedplanet at the "What Women Want" Expo on Saturday, April 30th from 10am - 4pm.  The expo will be held at the Oshkosh Fairgrounds in Oshkosh, WI.  This is also a humane society fundraiser with complimentary goodie bags with a purchase.

Stop by to visit Jenny Blasen of jennyblasenpottery during the Marquette-Atwood Neighborhood Art Walk on Sunday, May 1st from 1-5pm.  Jenny is the organizer of the walk which features more than 16 local artists who will display their work and open their studios to the public.  Walking maps are available at Hatch Art House, Absolutely Art and Midwest Clay Project.  Go to the Facebook for more information:

Carol of Carol's Jewelry Orchard will be at the Art Fair in the Sqaure on Saturday, April 30th from 10am - 4pmThe fair will be held at the Holmen Square Mall in Holmen, WI.  This is a spring arts and crafts show featuring local artists.  Carol will have a wide variety of handcrafted beaded and wire wrapped jewelry. Holmen is just north of La Crosse so get on over and get some unique handmade gifts for Mother's Day, birthdays, graduations or prom.

Rachael of Rachael Brooke Designs will have a Mother's Day Trunk Show at Absolutely Art on Sunday, May 1st from 10am - 5pm.  This is part of the gallery's "Girls Day Out" event which also includes: chair massages, food and drinks, and a "make & take" jewelry project lead by Rachael.  Proceeds from the jewelry project will be donated to the Canopy Center in Madison, WI.  Absolutely Art is located at 2322 Atwood Ave. in Madison, WI.

Rachael will have a selection of her Vintage Metals collection jewelry and button brooches perfect for Mother's Day gift giving.  Visit her Rachael Brooke Facebook page for the event details.

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