Upcoming Events

First Annual 2021 Calico Maker’s Market

After a long winter, the Calico family is opening our arms and inviting you to join us April 24th & 25th, 10am - 4pm for a weekend of craft, live music and fun! Located 5 minutes from Franklin St. in our front field, we have plenty of space to spread out & soak up some spring sun. We have invited 14 exciting local makers to sell their wares on the farm, ranging from fine art in paintings, sculpture and more, all the way to smoked trout dip. 

Fallow Ground, an Americana band from Raleigh, will be joining us Sunday afternoon from 1 - 3pm, so be sure to stick around and catch the music as well! Each day we will have participatory art activities going on during the market, so there will no doubt be something to keep everyone entertained. Come get your hands messy!

Parking is available onsite, and we’ve gone ahead & saved May 1st & 2nd for a rain date should Mother Nature have other plans. We look forward to having you on the farm!

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Check out our vendors below:

Calico Creates - bags, jewelry, illustrated cards - www.calicocreates.com

Vidabeth Bensen - screen printer - www.houseoflifeprints.com

Roberta Marasca - metalwork jewelry - www.robertamarasca.com

Forrest Greenslade - nature-inspired sculpture - www.organicforrestry.com

B&C Boards and More - handmade cutting boards and more - https://www.facebook.com/BandCBoards/

Deborah Harris - porcelain wares - www.deborahharrispottery.com

Michael Salemi - woodturner - michael-salemi.squarespace.com

Cathy Kiffney - ceramic artist - www.cathykiffney.com

Eva Green - basket weaver - www.rabbitpatchbaskets.com

Tankersley Farms - fresh rainbow trout, trout dip and honey

Albert McDonald - abstract landscape painter - https://www.instagram.com/amm_art_2020/

Ronan Peterson - earthenware - www.ninetoespottery.com

Emily Eve Weinstein - painter & author- emilyeveweinstein.com

Vivian Blanco - handmade jewelry - https://www.vivianblanco.com

John Makowski - sculptor - https://www.facebook.com/John-Makowski-Dept-of-Artworks-320161558328993/

Cara O'Connell - green woodworker - https://www.instagram.com/carabnr/ @carabnr

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Please check out our artists & follow along as the market grows closer over on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/calicostudio/ @calico_studio!

Or, spread the word on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/events/468309860975473

Be sure to check out Fallow Ground while you’re over there - this is a really great group of guys and they have a real classic sound to ring in the spring with. https://www.facebook.com/FallowGroundMusic

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We’ll also have some art activities to get the whole family involved!

Our group activity is inspired by Jackson Pollock’s drips, drops, and splats. Let’s get creative! Participants (4-6) will work together on a large paper canvas. The goal here is to enjoy the process of creation, talking to each other, and working together to play and create. Volunteers will be on hand to facilitate the project and help with ideas, techniques, and answer questions.

Our individual activity is inspired by Jackson Pollock’s earlier period of using large brushes to create movement. Each participant is given a paper canvas to experiment with brush strokes. Volunteers will show patrons ways to use the brushes as needed.

We also have clay! Let’s make some pinch pot sculptures! Participants will be given a ball of clay and lead in how to create a pinch pot. From there, we’ll let our creativity flow creating sculptures such as mushrooms, creatures, bells/flowers, fairies... volunteers will act as imagination guides for all involved.