WeHa Artists Emporium Art Trail on Oct 16 will visit four locations in West Hartford, and feature 12 artists and crafters.
On Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, WeHa Artists Emporium is hosting their upcoming Art Trail and they’re bringing some extra fun!
“There will be lots of wonderful arts and gifts, as always, but we also wanted to appeal to those looking to get out for something unusual and fun,” says Stefanie Marco, the group’s founder. Those shopping for gifts at 35 North Quaker can also decorate their skin with a one-of-a-kind henna tattoo from Jamilah Henna Creations.
“There will also be free tarot readings at 23 Farnham Road,” adds Julie Phillipps, who also helps run the group. “And at 45 Griswold Drive they will be selling cider and popcorn to help raise money for Charter Oak Cultural Center.”
And, of course, there will be art!
This year there will be 12 local artists and crafters hosted at four different locations in the Morley School area. Another year of COVID means that the group is unable to host their annual Holiday Art Market, so the October Art Trail is the town’s best chance to support this group of local artists and find unique gifts for the holidays.
Kerri Michaud-Bagley of Heart Stone Gallery will have a wonderful display of pottery at 35 North Quaker along with mixed-media works by Stefanie Marco of Kindspin Design, Amy Sommers Photography, and Marilyn Holt of Spirited Touch Designs.
Amy Yungk’s candles make great holiday gifts – and they smell amazing too. Her company, Stock the Bar Candles, will be at 23 Farnham Road along with beautiful crocheted creations by Alexandra Burness, and art and books by Handmade by Julie Phillipps.
For those who love a little bling, they can visit Heather Torre and her jewelry store, Verdilune, at 45 Griswold Drive. She’ll be set up alongside Monica Boeckmann Whalen’s stunning textile work and the country-style pottery of The Cottage Potter, Kaitlyn Considine.
The Island of Misfit Crafters is a duo who create fun and functional art, such as images of Hartford printed on tote bags, zipper pouches, and notecards. You can find Breck and Caresse at 111 Foxcroft Avenue along aside the nature-inspired textile prints of Annie Hayami Designs.
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