This holiday season shop local and support your local artists and businesses in Rhode Island. Providence is home to an array of shops that will satisfy your every need. Small local businesses are Rhode Island’s largest employer, so this holiday season support your local shops and businesses. By buying local, you will reduce your carbon footprint and help to build the community here in Rhode Island. Here’s some recommendations on where to shop locally this holiday season!
Festival Fete’s Holiday Market
Festival Fete’s Holiday Market will be held on December 5, 2015 at the Wheeler School in Providence, RI. Festival Fete creates a one-of-a-kind community art festival featuring 100+ contemporary American craft artisans, local “festive food,” strolling entertainment, live music, free children’s crafts, and a specially-designed community art project. Our mission is to offer a platform for local artists — of various mediums and levels — to show their work. In collaboration with community talent, volunteers, and sponsors, we create profitable platforms that celebrate locally grown art, food and merriment.
Buy Local RI
Buy Local RI is a site dedicated to building a strong economy and vibrant community by promoting locally owned independent businesses, strengthening Rhode Island’s merchant and commercial associations, and providing a unified public resource and voice where businesses and individuals can find and connect to local products and services. Check out the Westerly Land Trust Holiday Stroll Craft Fair and Bake Sale, Holiday Fine Craft Show at the Hotel Vikiing Newport, Chez Pascal Holiday Craft Show, and many more!
Foundry Show 2015
Shop the work of 65 plus local and regional artists and crafters creating beautiful works in paint, ceramics, fiber, jewelry, wood, glass, mixed media and photography. The show will run Dec 4-6 and Dec. 11-13 at the The Pawtucket Armory Arts Center. Shop products from Atomic Earrings, Autumn Olive, Beehive Handmade, Crooked Moon Studio, Providence Art Glass, Lovely Glassworks, Stephen Eames, Arthead Studio, and many more!
Downcity is the historic center of the capital city of Providence, Rhode Island. Filled with beautifully restored turn-of-the-centry commercial buildings, Downcity is the home to hundreds of small businesses, thousands of residents, and the richest concentration of arts and culture in the city. Shop at The Vault, Craftland, Modern Love, Clover, and many more!
The WaterFire Store sells official WaterFire Providence merchandise including limited edition t-shirts, prints and accessories. They also sell original glass jewelry which is hand made in Rhode Island by the artisans at Gather Glass, accessories from Gail Ahlers from Ahlers Designs as well other artworks by local artists that have been inspired by WaterFire. Products also made by Master Cast and Photo Fabrications.