So we finally got our Etsy site up and running… Take a look! We’ve started with glass by Jen Coltellino, dreamcatchers by Francine Glasser, wire work by Jen Malloy, wearable art by Becky Nielsen, and jewelry by Ann Sanicola and Nancy VanTassell… More to come! Ahhh… Hudson Valley crafters and artists are heading out to the masses… Woot!
Yup. Starting this Saturday, we will be open from 10am to 8pm! So you have plenty of time to stop by The Riot.
Ahhh, spring is finally here… and Mom’s Day is around the corner! We have some exciting stuff happening- May 4th is our member Sean Brix’s opening for his solo show “Aboveboard” from 5-8pm. To get a sneak peek, check him out under Comrades. Also, we have our first official crossover show featuring Melissa Mandel at Barista’s Espresso Cafe on May 11th from 5-8pm. A new series in a new place- classing up the Hudson Valley Mall, one artist at a time. Also on May 11th from 12-6 in our gallery is another fab Craft Supply Exchange brought to you by Upstate Upcycle. And new to us is the Womans Creative Art’s Collective Pop Up Get Together on May 23rd at noon… we are looking forward to a new series for the new season! And remember, mom doesn’t want another pair of garden gloves or flower tee, she wants ART! Come n’ get it, fresh every day.
Even if it is still snowing. And cold. And gray. We have the fix!! Check out our April events, classes, and workshops… it’s a sweet line up so far. We have Allison Braun from Goats n’ Glory in our gallery, a craft swap, a bookmaking class, and a workshop for artists geared towards project management. There are a few other ideas kicking around- of course we’ll keep you posted.
New! New! And soooooo awesome… hand painted buttons and more. Acrylics just got really
The show is hung, her cards are out, the lighting is set, the food is planned… we’re very excited to present this collection to you for your visual pleasure. Abstract & fantasy…Matt and Heidi have chosen their favorites, it’s time to choose yours! Stop on in, nosh a little, buy some art.
Hello Rioters! So here we are, still ankle deep in snow, wondering how not to go stir crazy… Classes! Events! Down home crafty goodness! We have our next opening for Marisa Balberchak’s show “Between Reality and Dreams” on March 2nd, 5-8… art and food. A great combo, really. We also have Knitting Super Basics on February 22nd, from 6 to 8, followed by Crochet Fingerless Gloves on March 7th, 6-8:30. Then here’s everybody’s fave… Our 3rd Craft Stuff Swap on March 16th from 1 to 7. Have a little brunch, cruise the Farmer’s Market, and pop on over to gorge yourself on craft supplies. Soon enough it will be spring…
That’s fine by us! We have so much wonderful stuff coming up, it’s hard for me not to just gush and remind everyone how awesome it is here at The Riot. January still has plenty to offer- we have Lee Sanna’s solo show “Theater of the Rediculous” up until the end of the month, a Syntax Rugrat micro business workshop on Monday the 21st, Beginner Crochet 2:Hats on Thursday the 24th, and a sweet beginner embroidery class on the 25th! Then comes February: first, we have Eugene Stetz Jr. bringing us his solo show “My First Beer”… the opening is the 2nd- now that’s the way to pack a gallery! Then, we have a 2 day calligraphy class “Letters Of Love” on the 1st and 8th, such perfect timing to dress up you Valentine! Then, we have a beginner beading class on the 21st, and the rescheduled beginner knitting class on the 22nd! So much to do, so much to look forward to!How do you get through winter? Wholesome crafty goodness, that’s how. Art is the new chicken soup.
Ho, ho, ho fellow Rioters! We have survived Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, and now a day of rest before Cyber Monday! How come Tuesday never gets any love? It’s not the beginning of the week, Hump Day, almost the weekend, TGIF, SATURDAY!, or the day of rest… ooops, tangent….! Anyhoo, I wanted to take a moment and let you all know what we have in store this holiday season. First, we have our 2nd Craft Stuff Swap happening on Saturday, December 1st from 4 to 8pm. Such a fab way to upcycle someone elses junk or get rid of your own. We all have crafty bits lying around destined to never actually get a chance to shine. Give them that chance! The next big deal is the Uptown Holiday Open House (parades, carolers, prizes) on Friday, December 7th from 5 to 8pm… we will be hosting a giant ViewMaster by Melissa Toth and Nicole Kail (it is totally as cool as it sounds), will have calligrapher Kate Boyer on hand to snazz up your holiday cards, and have an “Ornament Bar” to give you the chance to get elbow deep in glitter and pom poms. And speaking of cards, the 7th is the sneak peek, but Saturday, December 8th is the official big time opening for The Art Riot’s 1st Annual Group Holiday Card Show from 5 to 8 pm! All cards are under 10 bucks, and promise to be unique, subversive, charming, or hilarious…. depending on your choices. Also keep in mind, we will be torturing Matt for the month of December by being open 7 days a week. So you have no excuses.
How much do we rock? Come and see for yourself!