Providence-based artist, Lelia Byron, brings her artwork and handcrafts including paintings, prints, mosaic tables, journals, wood-carvings, pillows, and ceramics to the Providence Flea this Sunday, August 16, 10am to 4pm!
"I am inspired by stories," Lelia tells us, "I paint people and environments that suggest a story. I like complicated street scenes and I like painting scenes from different places in the world. I paint the everyday and its unnoticed beauty. Paint, for me, is fascinating in its flexibility, lusciousness, physicality, and capacity to direct attention to what we might not see." We're blown away by the beauty we see in these everyday scenes painted by Lelia!
See the latest from Lelia's Studio at the Flea this Sunday, 10am to 4pm!
Find Your Cool is a Providence-based online art gallery and art marketing company founded by art lovers Collette and Todd after 20 years of working in the fashion and technology industries. Its focus is on promoting the work and developing the careers of emerging contemporary artists and designers.
When we asked them what inspired their work Collette shared with us, "We moved to Providence and have met many artists doing exquisite work yet who do not know how to create markets for their work. We believe that creativity, art, and design are the highest expression of our humanity and our mission is to support and enable these talented people and to participate in rebuilding our beautiful city and state." These two are a Flea dream!
Collette continues, "We sell a variety of original, hand-crafted products which includes; paintings, limited-edition photography, limited edition prints, sculptures, ceramics and jewelry from local artists and designers. Some of our artists work entirely in re-cycled and up-cycled materials. All of the work is either original or limited-edition reproductions."
Find YOUR Cool and shop local artists and designers along the Greenway this Sunday, August 16, 10am to 4pm!
Gina's Creations & Vintage brings Victorian Era art deco and vintage clothing & antiques to the Providence River Greenway this Sunday. Gina also offers a Victorian Steampunk inspired jewelry line and her handmade purses from mid-century fabrics.
We asked Gina what brings her to the Providence Flea and she told us, "I am looking to sell my treasures in an upscale environment[...] I am not a junk dealer, I am looking to be apart of a nice market with people who care about what they are doing, are interested in preserving and learning about history through the preservation of these items like I am, and a good crowd of shoppers of course!!" We've got the market for you Gina!
Travel through time at Gina's Creations & Vintage at the #PVDFlea August 9, 10am to 4pm!
Does the summer sun have your skin drying out? Find a soap, scrub, or soak to bring back your moisture and glow from TERRA's all natural skin care line this weekend at the #PVDFlea!
Gina, creator of TERRA, tells us: "I love to create, I love to see something come together that I imagined. This started as something I made for my close friends and family as gifts & it turned out everyone loved them & wanted to buy them for someone they knew." We certainly know a few folks who would love to be gifted TERRA's Green Tea Detoxifying Bath Soak! (Pick me, pick me!)
Swing by Gina's booth along the Greenway this Sunday, 10am to 4pm, to pick-up TERRA's Relaxing Shower Bombs (a #FleaFave for sure!).
ladeDAH Jewelry returns to the Providence River Greenway this Sunday, August 9 from 10am to 4pm! Owner and designer Sue Gallagher creates funky and fun one-of-kind handmade jewelry using fine silver, gemstones, torch fired enamel, lampwork, leather, and found objects from all over the world!
Sue tells us, "For me, at least half of the fun of making jewelry is the hunt for the perfect materials. My search takes me to Tucson annually, to local New England flea markets regularly, old jewelry warehouses in Rhode Island and New York, as well as many bead extravaganzas throughout the US. And thanks to the many vendors I've become friends with over the years I get to vicariously travel to Thailand, China, Indonesia, Peru, Africa, and many other exotic places. I love the search!"
Originally from Kansas, Sue says her designs reflect her "easy-going style and cowgirl spirit." Well this cowgirl is certainly lucky to travel the world to bring you the finest silver, found objects, and beads! And we're lucky to cash in on her handmade beauties at the Flea this Sunday!
Check out Sue working with torch fired enamel in the video below and find the perfect piece from ladeDAH's collection of handmade designs this Sunday at the #PVDFlea, 10am to 4pm!
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!