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BUST HOLIDAY CRAFTACULAR - Boston 2014

BUST Magazine Announces First ever Boston Holiday Craftacular! November 22, 2014 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM 
Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts 539 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02116
Browse over 120 handmade, vintage, indie craft, and fancy-food vendors at BUST Magazine's Holiday Craftacular! Get creative and join in on the exciting craft workshops and demos from some of the most talented New England crafters! DJs will be spinning jams all day to set the groove and put you in the holiday spirit. If you heard rumors about a Cat Cafe, you heard correctly! There will be 8 real cats at the Cat Cafe for you to watch and snuggle! To top it off, you'll have the chance to participate in a FREE raffle for your chance to win fantastic prizes from vendors and sponsors!
PLUS: Who doesn't love swag? The the first 300 shoppers each day snag a free limited-edition tote filled with holiday goodies (and a free copy of BUST)!
Admission is $3; kids 12 and under get in free. A coat and stroller check wi…

Pre-Vinylite Society Showcard Show, opening Saturday! (Final Show at the LAP gallery!)

Pre-Vinylite Society Showcard Show
Curated by Meredith Kasabian of Best Dressed Signs LAP is pleased to announce the first ever The Pre-Vinylite Society Show Card Show!
Show-card writing, an offshoot of sign painting, rose to proliferation in the late 19th century, making show cards nearly ubiquitous well into the 20th century, before succumbing almost entirely to advancing technologies in printing and mass reproduction. Ephemeral in nature, show-cards are window signs that are traditionally painted on paper or cardstock and serve to promote retail sales, events, or other temporary opportunities. As a method of advertising, early show-cards played an important role in the way that shops and other businesses presented their wares, helping to bring about a marketing tool that thrives to this day.
The Pre-Vinylite Society Show Card Show aims to shed light on this facet of advertising and sign painting history by featuring the work of sign painters, card-writers, and sign enthusiasts of al…

Massachusetts-based arts organization raising funds to create mobile clay gallery & learning center

Pots On Wheels (POW!) represents the collaboration of one hundred potters to launch a KickStarter online fundraising effort. The fundraiser began Nov. 4 and runs to Dec. 1.11.05.14 Massachusetts — Pots On Wheels (going by its acronym, POW!) is initiating a fundraising campaign through the website KickStarter to purchase a commercial-size van that will enable local ceramic artists to bring the hand-made experience of pottery to under-served communities. The KickStarter campaign is remarkable for the fact that over 100 potters have donated work to help raise support. Individuals who pledge to the POW! KickStarter will have the choice to receive an original work of ceramic art from among hundreds of donated pieces, or other pledge incentives. The POW! KickStarter campaign begins November 4 and runs until December 1. Hayne Bayless, one of the founding artists behind POW!, said,"Having a hundred artists supporting the success of our KickStarter is very exciting. From emerging artists …