Meet the Silk City Fest 2022 Artist Vendors
Barnard Home Crafters – Barnard Home Crafters provides vibrant artisanal soaps and luxury coco soy candles inspired by the joys in life! They’re soaps are made with ingredients you can pronounce such as olive oil, coconut oil and shea butter.
Ben Parker Studio – Origami is an art form that in its purest state neither adds nor subtracts material but alters it in an almost alchemical process. I practice a branch of this discipline known as geometric origami, and primarily design tessellations, which are studies of how paper can be shaped to create complex patterns capable of an infinite number of repeated iterations. I create geometric origami artwork parallel to working as a freelance educator of the techniques.
Born & Bred salon/studio – Alyssa uses found objects and items bound for the trash to create new beauty in things we already have. Her passions lie in preserving memories and allowing space for a new perspective on what we might deem as useless. Her art centralizes color, texture, botanicals and repurpose. Almost every piece is one-of-one and there is always something new to be discovered!
Cecilia Imports – Eclectic designs inspired by international travel and Peace Corps service.
Center Street Soap Co – We make artisan soap using high-quality oils and butters, essential oils, and phthalate-free fragrances. We use interesting colors and beautiful designs in our amazing soaps creating a useable piece of art.
Crafted to a T – Crafted to a T is a small business located in Manchester, CT. Owner/Artist Taylor Dennin creates functional handmade ceramic wares to add art and beauty to even the smallest part of the environment it is in.
Creative Ductapestry – Rick Rossing is a crafter of duct tape items, from wallets to tote bags to one-of-a-kind duct tape sculptures. He is also an author of several science fiction and fantasy novels.
Dragon’s Den Tattoo & Art Gallery – Come meet the artists of Dragon’s Den Art Gallery & Tattoo Studio! Snag some exclusive merchandise and custom artwork!
Elainenthesun – Elainenthesun makes fun whimsical items for you and your home, using upcycled fabrics. Bags, pillows, and so much more!
ERJURSELF – ERJURSELF is graphic art created based on what we grew up on as well as pop culture and a mixture of what may be inspired from it. Then we take the art and make it into products such as pins, stickers, patches, and more. We will also be providing face painting from Lady’s Divine Beauty!
Flame Licked Designs – Through the process of flameworking, Gosia sculpts molten glass to form mesmerizing glass beads and jewelry. Inspired by nature and fueled by exploration, she enjoys creating pieces that evoke emotion and are aimed for everyday wear.
Hecho by Helena – Hecho By Helena is a Latina owned business that has a mission to empower all Latine generations through sassy Spanish and English phrased creations and eye-catching art. Helena, both the owner and creator, strives to amplify Latine voices and encourage those with Latine roots to be proud of their culture and themselves!
Herbal Bones Art – Megan uses her intuition and connection to the liminal to guide her artistic creations. Prints of her original watercolor creations will be available for sale.
Knit Knit Hooray – Knit Knit Hooray creates unique apparel and accessories with dyeing techniques, knit and crochet using merino, linen, cashmere, silk and cotton; sizes include baby to XXL.
Knotty Bliss – Knotty Bliss takes a whimsical spin on the traditional craft of crochet. From colorful hats to a life-sized zebra for your wall, everyone in the family can find something to make them smile!
Lady Bones – Perfectly imperfect adornments handcrafted with metals, gemstones, and recycled denim.
Laurie Lynne’s Jewelry – Vintage meets modern clay with Laurie Lynne’s creations…she goes to closed down jewelry factories and revives old metals by placing her clay designs in them. She cuts, fires, glues and glazes for the results you see!
Little Bird Clay Company – Handmade pottery and ceramics by boutique studio located on Bissell Street in Manchester, CT.
Loving Every Little Exception – The L.e.l.e brand is not just about clothing. We use clothing as a canvas to promote autism acceptance, self-love, body positivity, and all around being you; so that everyone knows “your difference makes you exceptional”. Be you, be true, be L.e.l.e!!!!
mijumi ART – mijumi ART is the original artwork of MIchael JUstino MIchaud. The works I create are the physical forms of the feelings I have at a specific moment in time. When you purchase a piece of my art you own a part of my soul.
Naomi Nevo Ben Ari Art Studio – Naomi is a visual artist, painting from life where she lives and travels.
Nevermore Designs – Creating art and jewelry with found objects from nature including animal bones, dried flowers, mushrooms, and crystals enables new life even in death.
purpledragonartwork – @purpledragonartwork has been doing artwork for 29 years and has developed a Pop Art/ Jackson Pollock style. It creates an almost 3D look to the cartoon characters with and explosion of colorful blends and deep shadows. Highlights of white make each painting really POP off the canvas. Saturday morning cartoons to characters from your favorite fairy tales @purpledragonartwork offers custom artwork for all ages. My black light art will glow on your walls and bring life to any room you hangout in with friends!
Quietlee Designed – Quietlee Designed focuses primarily on felted soft sculpture and woolen fiber art; including sweet stuffies, wearable pins and patches, and needle-felted hoops and wall hangings. Every piece is unique and made completely by hand, with lots of joy and love.
Rachel Antonia Designs – Where colorful witchy illustrations meet spooky nonsense – shop whimsical apparel, spooky decor, and unique paper goods. Your one-stop shop for adorable ghost sweaters, colorful mushroom mugs, and magical hand illustrated cards.
Ratlum Mountain Wood Craft – Ratlum Mountain Wood Craft creates custom wood and acrylic products, forged from the finest quality materials. Our product line includes a wide selection of pens, key chains, bookmarks, bottle openers and stoppers, wood lamps, custom shelves and chests.
Sacred Rhythms Homestead – Embrace the rhythms of nature, both kids and adults with nature inspired art + activities from Sacred Rhythms Homestead. Intended for all nature loving souls who enjoy hands- on creativity and fun!
Soto’s Lab – Prints and original paintings by artist Shaun Sotomayor whose work can also be viewed locally adorning the interiors of stalwart fest supporters Labyrinth Brewing Company in Manchester and PhotoSynthesis in East Hartford.
Teach Art 2 Me – TeachArt2Me strives to offer you top quality children’s entertainment with a personal touch to meet your needs. Whether it’s face painting, henna, balloon twisting, character entertainment, paint nights, or arts and crafts you will always get a top-quality professionally trained entertainer or instructor. Just sit back relax and let us entertain you!
The 8th Elementt – The 8th Elementt specializes in intentional hand-crafted crystal jewelry, wire wraps, and spiritual tools providing good vibrations for an everyday wear.
The August Gallery – Collected works by artist Jeanne Bussiere Giovann including large format original oil paintings, sketches and smaller scale prints inspired by our natural surroundings.
The CANdle Collaborative – The CANdle Collaborative is a craft beer candlemaker specializing in 100% natural soy wax candles scented to your favorite local breweries. Our craft beer candles are the ultimate way to treat yourself or the beer/candle lover in your life.
The Quintessential Quill – Paper crafting at its finest…enjoy the art of quilling.
Timeflies by Lauralie – Mixed-media artist incorporating repurposed and vintage into paintings and eclectic hanging wind chimes. The trinkets and treasures added into the art help tell a story and make a fun and whimsical booth.
Verdilune – Conversational jewelry for women who don’t do small talk. Metalsmith working in sterling silver, copper, brass and repurposed vintage tin.