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Roycrofters-At-Large Winter Festival to Feature 35 Juried Artisans

Roycrofters-At-Large Winter Festival to Feature 35 Juried Artisans

The annual Roycrofters-At-Large Winter Festival, a Western New York holiday tradition for nearly 40 years, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6 at the East Aurora Middle School, located at 430 Main St. across from the historic Roycroft Campus. The event will feature 35 juried artisans offering a wide variety of beautifully handcrafted items.

Artisans taking part in the event will offer everything from jewelry, wood, clay and books to metal, tile, glass, leather, pottery, sculpture and more. The famous Roycroft “Goodie Box” will also be unveiled at the Winter Festival. Crafted by Roycroft artisans Brian Newton and David Tundo, the wood bowl with copper lid will be filled with handcrafted works of art from Roycroft Artisans and awarded by raffle at the Roycrofters-At-Large Summer Festival in June. Raffle tickets will be available during the Winter Festival and make great stocking stuffers!

Friends of Harmony Concert to Benefit Food Bank of WNY

Friends of Harmony Concert to Benefit Food Bank of WNY

For the 6th consecutive year, the Friends of Harmony barbershop chorus and quartets will be performing a holiday concert to benefit the Food Bank of Western New York.   The concert begins at 7:00 at the St Martin of Tours church on 1140 Abbott Road in Buffalo.  Help feed the hungry in your community and enjoy holiday music performed in beautiful 4 part harmony.  For more information, contact (716) 573-5911, visit us on our website at www.friendsofharmony.com or on Facebook by searching for Friends of Harmony.

Mike Randall to Star in ‘Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol’

Mike Randall to Star in ‘Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol’

Dog Ears Bookstore & the Enlightenment Literary Center is excited to announce “Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol” will be performed at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, at Bishop Timon St. Jude High School, 601 McKinley Parkway, Buffalo. The show, a solo performance starring Mike Randall, consists of two acts each approximately 45 minutes in length and one intermission. Wine tasting and other fun activities will also be included.

Randall’s production of “Charles Dickens Presents: A Christmas Carol” has been a huge success since it’s premiere in 2007. A lover of Buffalo history and presenter of one-person shows, when Randall discovered that Charles Dickens performed in Buffalo in 1868 he decided to re-create Mr. Dickens’ presentation of his most well know story, "A Christmas Carol.”

‘Two Brothers, One War’ Released by No Frills; Book-signing Events Planned

‘Two Brothers, One War’ Released by No Frills; Book-signing Events Planned

Nancy Fuentes of Buffalo, author of the newly released book “Two Brothers, One War: As Told Through the Letters of Roman and Edward Bartz” from publishing company No Frills Buffalo, will hold her first book-signing events from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 at the Buffalo VA Medical Center, 3495 Bailey Ave., Buffalo.

Roman and Edward Bartz are brothers, one a sailor and one a soldier. In “Two Brothers, One War,” they speak across years and oceans to deliver first-person accounts of World War II. Told exclusively through letters, these two brothers tell of traveling from their home in Buffalo, N.Y., to the far reaches of the world. They speak of combat, adventure, and the longing for home. 

Roycroft Book Author to Take Part in Upcoming Events

Roycroft Book Author to Take Part in Upcoming Events

 

Local writer Joe Kirchmyer, author of “Head, Heart & Hands: Continuing the Handcrafted Tradition of the Original Roycroft Artisans,” will be selling and signing copies of his book at two upcoming events.

On Friday, Dec. 4, Kirchmyer will be at the Larkin at Exchange Building, 726 Exchange St., Buffalo, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. And on Dec. 5 and 6, he will be taking part in the Roycrofters-At-Large Winter Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the East Aurora Main Street School located across from the historic Roycroft Campus.

Celebrate the Holidays at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Celebrate the Holidays at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

 

You’re invited to celebrate the holiday season with Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village! Get a head start on your Christmas shopping at BNHV’s first Holiday Extravaganza, taking place from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 21 in the newly-renovated museum store. Shoppers will find many unique items including block-printed silk scarves, artisan pottery, Audubon items, toys, books, glassware, holiday ornaments, sterling silver jewelry from artist Sarah Kieffer and more. Work from BNHV’s own quilt, weavers, lace and blacksmith guilds will also be featured during the event.

Christmas in the Country Ranked #1 in the Nation Once Again

Christmas in the Country Ranked #1 in the Nation Once Again

 

Christmas in the Country has been recognized as the #1 Contemporary and Classic Artisan Market in the nation by Sunshine Artist magazine, the leading publication in the art and craft event industry. Perennially ranked as one of the top five events in the nation, Christmas in the Country celebrates its 31st anniversary in 2015 and annually draws almost 60,000 visitors over four days. The event has grown from a modest quilt show to a marketplace of over 400 artisans from across the country and features only handcrafted goods for holiday shoppers.