Squirrel Six artwork and apparel features the original designs of local artist Gregory Philips. Greg, who was born in Pawtuxet Village, began drawing from an early age using everything from nail polish to fluorescent highlighters, but over the years he's developed a distinctive and quirky expressionistic style that reminds us of some of the greats!
When we asked the folks behind Squirrel Six what inspires their wild, abstract, and comical designs they told us matter of factly, "the human mind and the things we see in our dreams." These quirky prints and designs certainly are a Flea dream come true!
Explore the wild designs of Squirrel Six this Sunday, August 2 at the Flea from 10am to 4pm!
Sparkle and Dapper "clothing for classy broads" returns to the Providence River Greenway this Sunday, August 2. Vintage clothing curator, Savannah Jo Pereira, tells us that she adores recycling things once loved and looks for unique items at estate sales, thrift stores, and her own vintage collection.
We asked Savannah Jo what she loves about selling at the Providence Flea and she told us, "To me summer time means flea markets! It's something I've been doing since I was young! -- so now being able to sell my finds to people who understand and appreciate them is so rewarding!!" And we SO appreciate you, Savannah!
Find what makes you Sparkle and Dapper on the Greenway this Sunday, August 2, 10am to 4pm!
Color Me Happy by Melissa makes their Flea debut this Sunday, July 26 at their double-wide booth on the Providence River Greenway! Melissa crafts whimsical, unique, and colorful jewelry designs including earrings, pendants, and rings. She tells us that jewelry, painting, and mixed media art are her true passions. In her own words, "I am happiest when I'm creating."
Melissa writes that she "wants to live in a world where everyday is a creative, magical adventure full of color." What a dream! We're lucky to live it every Sunday at the Providence Flea!
When Melissa isn't creating art or selling at her favorite open air markets you can probably find her at her local art museum, thrift store, yard sale, or riding her bike to Plum Island Beach in Newburyport, MA.
Say yes to these bold designs from Color Me Happy by Melissa this Sunday, July 26, 10am to 4pm, along the Providence River Greenway!
The Reformed Moth is back at the Flea for Season Three this Sunday, July 26! We missed them last season while they were celebrating the opening of their brick and mortar shop in Newport but we're thrilled to see their vintage finds back on the Greenway. We think you will be too...
Danielle and Becky say they share an affinity for all things vintage and handmade so they created The Reformed Moth together to sell their handmade, vintage, and upcycled clothing, jewelry, and accessories. We love their bold, patterned, colorful designs!
Danielle and Becky tell us, "Our favorite part of selling vintage is when someone falls in love with one our pieces, they try it on, and it looks like the item was made for them! It is such a joy to see our clothing find a new home with new owners who will cherish the item for years more to come."
Find the piece that was made for you from The Reformed Moth this Sunday, July 26, 10am to 4pm!
Affa Dot Designs returns to the Greenway with their upcycled and repurposed metal creations for home and outdoors this Sunday, July 19. Creator Heath Coon taught himself how to weld 13 years ago and says he "hasn't looked back since." We're certainly glad he didn't! Affa Dot Designs sells a range of metal creations from unique furniture, lamps, and bookends to decor, business card holders, and signs.
We asked Heath what his favorite question is that he gets asked about his craft and he told us, "People often ask me how I get my inspiration. Sometimes I have a design in mind and I find the materials to fit it. Other times, I see a random piece of junky metal and think to myself, 'that would make a beautiful sculpture!'' And they are beautiful sculptures indeed...
See for yourself when Affa Dot Designs returns to the #PVDFlea this Sunday, July 19 from 10am to 4pm!
Fork & Brownie is a local gourmet parfait and brownie baking company founded by Johnson & Wales University graduates Tina Desrosiers and Jonathan Prata. "After spending our entire careers in the food service industry our passion for superior products and exceptional customer service has driven us to develop a company and brand that we truly believe in and strive to make a success. Our social commitment is to use readily available sustainable foods, recyclable food packaging, and to support our local communities. "
Fork & Brownie offers classic and gourmet brownies and perfectly prepared brownie parfaits. We've already got our eyes set on that white chocolate strawberry cheesecake one! We'll take one of each...
Grab a bite (or two, or three) from Fork & Brownie at the Providence Flea on Sunday, July 19 10am to 4pm!
Rusted Pulchritude hits the Greenway for their first Providence Flea this Sunday, July 12! Owners and co-creators, Aaron and Deidre, say they got the idea for Rusted Pulchritude when they built an octagonal house together out of upcycled materials in the woods of Maine. While they enjoyed the solitude of the Maine woods they've since settled in Rhode Island so they can share their upcycled creations with others. Lucky us!
Aaron and Deidre specialize in creating unique and custom home decor out of reclaimed, salvaged, & unusual wood and metal materials. Deidre tell us, "We get 95% of our materials out of dumpsters at construction sites, tag sales, on roadsides, and at many other sources of lost items. After finding an item that piques our interest, we transform and rejuvenate it into an object that can be used and cherished by another generation. Our materials are what inspire us!"
Be inspired by Aaron and Deidre's custom pieces from Rusted Pulchritude this Sunday, July 12 from 10am to 4pm!
Signs by Dana returns to the Greenway this Sunday, July 12 with their bright, bold, one-of-a-kind, metal sculptures. Dana Wilson began his career with metal when he started a pewter casting company in 1972 at just 17 years old. Since then he's mastered the skills of the costume jewelry crafting industry and has studied the art of blacksmithing at Rhode Island School of Design as well as completed an apprenticeship studying metal fabrication.
After 40 years in business Dana closed his pewter casting company in April 2012 and now spends his free time making art and fueling his creative energy into Signs by Dana. Speaking about his passion for his craft, Dana told us, "I enjoy working with metal. Transforming a flat piece of steel into a three dimensional sculpture is very rewarding. I become inspired simply by stepping into my work space. I never know what will be sitting on my bench when I am done!" We can't wait to see what Dana's latest creations are!
Swing by the Flea this Sunday from 10am to 4pm and brighten up your day with Signs by Dana!
amadeus magazine makes its debut at the Flea on Sunday, July 12 from 10am to 4pm on the Providence River Greenway. amadeus is an arts and culture print magazine published four times a year that aims to "create a space for creators to showcase their work and express their creativity". The magazine is a collaborative effort made up of independent artists who seek to design a network through which creators working in various disciplines can access information, ideas, inspiration, and one another.
We were blown away by their response when we asked them what inspired their work: "We're inspired by the DIY artists and creators who make for the sake of their craft rather than the industry, and the idea that collaboration of any kind can—especially between independent minds—harvest the capabilities to do just about anything."
"Providence is finally getting the recognition its deserved all these years for not only its amazing art, but the community of artists behind it, and for serving as an incubator of young, independent talents. amadeus strives to promote and connect these independent talents, and it seems Providence is the perfect combination of engaged audience and eager collaborators to push amadeus, and Providence, further."
We cannot wait to see amadeus thrive in Providence and hopefully showcase many of our beloved Flea vendors in the future!
Pick up the latest issue of amadeus magazine this Sunday, July 12 at the Flea from 10am to 4pm!
Jazmytaz Jewelry makes its debut at the Providence Flea on Sunday, July 5! Jewelry designer and artist Jazmyn Johnson has made it her goal to vend at the #PVDFlea ever since she attended the market during our second season. "I love the atmosphere and community feeling it brings!" she told us. (So do we!) And we're thrilled to welcome her to the Greenway this Independence Day weekend.