VSA Art Show 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Innisfree Art Studio will be participating in the Very Special Art show this Saturday , March 19th at the Carver Recreation Center in Charlottesville, VA! Over a dozen Innisfree artists have pieces in the show and we are eager to show off our hard work. 

6:30-8pm with refreshments, music, and art for sale- come on our and support some Very Special Artists! 
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Arts around the village

We love to see the arts being embraced all around Innisfree whether it’s doing crafts on a rainy day or gathering a group to tie-dye in the summertime. This past week, we said goodbye to a long-time community member as he moves on to new things. Cabell was a big part of the community for 14 years, and we hope to still see him around! Thanks for all you did for the gardens and the community, Cabell!

Here are some photographs of card-making from last week’s Community Gathering. We used potato stamping and drawing to create colorful cards to show Cabell our appreciation.

The medical office recently received a face-lift when we put some pieces from the art class up on its walls! They really brighten a room, and it’s so nice to see the art studio represented around the village. I hope it brings pride and happiness to Innisfree artists!

Lastly, some of the Innisfree weavers have been working in the weavery for over 20 years but that doesn’t mean they don’t still take pride in their work! Here’s Bee modeling a sherpa coat fresh off the loom. She does such beautiful work!

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“Colorshow” at Tabor Presbyterian

We did it! The Innisfree Art Studio had their very first solo art show. Up in the spacious, bright space that is the Tabor Presbyterian Church in Crozet until Thanksgiving, visitors can take a peek into the colorful world of the Innisfree Artists. There’s something really magical about work from the studio being framed and hung in a gorgeous space, and admired by friends and family members.

We often get the opportunity to congratulate each other for a job well done, but rarely in the context of such a celebratory environment. We are so thankful to Crozet Cares and Julie for supporting us, helping to hang the pieces, and providing refreshments for the evening! Below is the description of why we feel this art is so special and some photographs from the night. We are looking forward to the Very Special Arts show that goes up in March at Carver Recreation center in Charlottesville, so fear not this is not your last opportunity to appreciate the raw talent of the Innisfree Artists!

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Four ways to find us!

We are so pleased to announce FOUR ways you can interact with the exciting work coming out of Innisfree Village over the next few months- two will feature work from the Innisfree Art Studio and two will feature work from our weavery and woodshop.

  1. FleaVille

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The first is Fleaville, a maker’s market at the IX Art Park in Charlottesville. We’ll be selling our printed goods in all kinds of fiber-wonderful forms (aprons, pillow, and keychains to name a few) so please come out and say Hi!

When: September 12 from 10-2 pm

Where:  The IX Art Park: 963 2nd St SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

What: A vintage and artisan market featuring local and regional artisans from clothing to homemade bath products to jewelry and printed goods!

2.43rd Street Festival of the Arts 

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On the same day, Innisfree will be at the 43rd Street Festival of the Arts in Richmond, VA

When: September 12 from 10-5 pm

Where: Forest Avenue and 43rd Street in Richmond

What: 75 Artisans, Local musicians, and street art as well as a fundraiser for “CARITAS” an organization that helps to break the cycles of homelessness and addiction in the Metro Richmond area so that people can lead stable lives.

See what exciting vendors will be attending here  (including Innisfree’s weavery and woodshop!)

3. Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival

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Our weavery and woodshop will be selling their goods in Claudius Crozet Park at this yearly festival.

When: October 10-11, 10-5:30pm both days

Where: Claudius Crozet Park, Crozet, Virginia 22932

What: From the facebook page: “With 120+ Fine Artists and Contemporary Craft Artisans exhibiting from around the country, the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festivals are Central Virginia’s premier juried Art and Craft event.”

Facebook updates can be found here for the festival

4. “Colorshow” gallery opening at Tabor Presbyterian Church

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This is the Innisfree Art Studio’s curated gallery opening called “Colorshow”, taking place at the Tabor Presbyterian church in Crozet (directly next to the library) Traditionally, this event is called “Second Saturdays” hosted by Crozet Cares but this year it will be on the third Saturday in October (October 17) because of the Crozet Craft Fair taking place the weekend before.

When: Satuday, October 17th in the evening (exact time TBA)

Where: 5804 Tabor Street Crozet, A 22932

What: Innisfree Art Studio’s own art show!

And as always, you can get weavery, woodshop, and farm goods online here