Spindle City Fest Art Vendors
Our Art Vendors
Andrea Belanger is a Providence, Rhode Island based potter specializing in functional, wheel-thrown ceramics. Belanger sought out the craft as a healthy distraction from the anxiety that ensued following her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis in 2017. She’s happy to report that her beautiful mother is healthy, well and the proud owner of many of her first and ugliest pots!
Belanger’s studies in pottery have been guided by the mentorship of Dew Claw Studio owner, John Mitchell. Inspiration and love of John’s work can be seen in Belanger’s use of expressive Tiki or Polynesian themes as well as in her attention to forms and shapes, particularly in the throwing of bowls. Through the pressing, carving and attaching of clay Belanger is able to make her functional forms come to life and loves the idea that a piece’s owner might decide which cup to enjoy their morning coffee out of based on the mood its expression might evoke.
Belanger’s pots are meant to be enjoyed and all are food, dishwasher and microwave safe.
Working professionally since 1986, Chuck formed Taylespun Studio when managing retail sales at an art supply store in his hometown. In 2013, he opened his studio at the Narrows Center for the Arts. His work is recognized, respected, and collected across the country. Step into his open studio and see brilliant, expressive color, skillfully applied onto canvas in a variety of sizes.
Kevin”Lamb” Lamoureux is an artist based out of Providence, RI. Using a primary medium of spray paint, Kevin started painting as a release from the work that he was bringing home with him as a Social Worker with incarcerated youth. Developing his own style and showing his art at a number of different venues over the last few years, he has also started to offer spray paint classes to youth from a number of different organizations and locations (high schools, elementary schools, girl scout troops, group homes, and residential treatment facilities among others). He has continued his education as well, earning a masters of social work and currently pursuing a certification in school administration. He works at an elementary school during the day, and continues to pursue his passion for art at night.
“Art is an expression of oneself and should always be shared with others.”
“As an artist, one is often asked to provide a Biography and an Artist Statement when invited to a Gallery or Show. I truly do understand the intent; but I must admit that I personally feel that in order to know an artist, one must learn who we are through our reflections, and look beyond our shadows! Who, what, when and why, how are we inspired; each and every creation is a mere reflection of all these things collectively.”
100% soy wax products, dye and toxin free. Handpoured with love. Visit our site to order online or come say hello at in person events we sell at!
We are a husband/wife duo who have fun working with each other and building off each other’s creativity. Let us create a personalized tumbler for you!
We named our company after our 4 children…Madison…Abigail….Cole and Sydney (MACS)We have been making vegan cork jewelry for 3 years now. Designing and creating our one of a kind pieces for various artisan shows all over New England. We are also proud members of the Ocean State Artisans. A lot of our pieces (especially our necklaces) are one of a kind so the best way to see all of our collection is at one of our artisan fairs which you will find under upcoming events. The best thing about making all our jewelry is we can customize to fit you, whether your wrist is 5 inches or 9 inches we’ll make it for you! Just email us and I would be happy to do it for you!
Watercolor & other stuff by Caitlin Bailey, Rhode Island artist, escape artist, & master of disguise. For commissions, firstname.lastname@example.org
A painter/illustrator and an art teacher at Fall River Arts Academy.
Craftyish Shop is a place for all things handmade. Local artisans have adorned our walls with their incredible work and will offer classes and workshops so you can come get Craftyish with us.
Gnome Surf is a 501c3 Non-Profit Surf Therapy Organization providing innovative healthcare services that address the physical and mental health as well as, the emotional well-being of our Athletes. We focus on Neurodivergent Children and Adults.
Tony Henriques has been drawing since he was very young. Attending college locally, Tony expanded his drawing abilities to sculpture, paint, and design. Today, as a freelance artist, he’s happy to be able to spend much more time on his art than ever before. While Tony has studied many different types of art, both formally and informally, he most enjoys watercolor, pastel, and acrylic.
The Art of Jim Charette is liquid. It is meant to exist in whatever media it sees fit to immerse itself in, beyond his control. He trusts his muses and his furies alike. that, is The Art of Jim Charette.