Daniel Abadie

Argentinean/Canadian artist Daniel Abadie is a self-taught artist whose fascination with art begun at a very early age. Color, texture and movement inspire him. His subjects range from landscapes and gardens to the beauty of the human form. His pieces are crafted using a pointillism technique; the great Georges Seurat and Paul Signac, which he greatly admires, influence his work.

Daniel is originally from Argentina. He has worked as an Actor, Choreographer, Director, Producer. Daniel attended Brock University's Music and Theatre Programs and has worked for Opera Ontario, Opera Hamilton, The Budapest Opera House, Gypsy Theatre, Bluewater Summer Playhouse, The Queen Street Theatre, neXt Company Theatre, Smile Company Theatre and The Confidential Project among others.

Artfest Christmas is coming to Kingston December 7 & 8 at the St. Lawrence College Event Centre, 100 Portsmouth Avenue. Visit our Christmas page for more information. Enter our Holiday Contest for $2 off admission and a chance to win $100 in spending power at any Artfest show.

Posted on November 11, 2019 .

ViV Jewelry

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ViV Jewelry handcrafts modern polymer clay and wood jewelry. Each piece is coloured, shaped and assembled by hand with love and care.

Sarah Giffin is a current OCADU illustration student from Kingston now residing in Toronto. After trying a few different things, Sarah found polymer clay and instantly fell in love. Since then, she has created a growing passion and business in the art form and working to perfect the medium through practice.

Artfest Christmas is coming to Kingston December 7 & 8 at the St. Lawrence College Event Centre, 100 Portsmouth Avenue. Visit our Christmas page for more information. Enter our Holiday Contest for $2 off admission and a chance to win $100 in spending power at any Artfest show.

Posted on November 11, 2019 .

Pepper Brew Gourmet Pepper Sauces

Created originally in the mountains of Jamaica, Pepper Brew Gourmet Pepper Sauces has established its home in Ontario and is proud to be a product of Canada. Pepper Brew Gourmet Pepper Sauces is the brainchild of Elizabeth Hill who created these original full-bodied, full-flavored pepper sauces over 14 years ago. The product was created out of a need to fill a void in the available choices of store brand pepper sauces that all competed for first-place in having a lot of heat, but lacking in flavor.

What started out as a very special product shared amongst family and friends has now become a line of pepper sauces that are unparalleled in their flavor, taste and the array of uses in your cooking. Pepper Brew has been a leader in setting a new standard in how consumers look at pepper sauces. Each of their three signature sauces contain specially selected ingredients to create a flavor that has become uniquely identifiable as a Pepper Brew quality product. Pepper Brew takes pride in offering their customers an array of all-natural pepper sauces that have no artificial flavors, colors, fillers, binders or preservatives. All pepper sauces are 100% gluten-free and contain 100% all-natural ingredients.

Artfest Christmas is coming to Kingston December 7 & 8 at the St. Lawrence College Event Centre, 100 Portsmouth Avenue. Visit our Christmas page for more information. Enter our Holiday Contest for $2 off admission and a chance to win $100 in spending power at any Artfest show.

Posted on November 11, 2019 .

Fresh Twist

When 10 year old Lee Ann Garrett's grandmother put a set of knitting needles in her hands, who knew it would lead to passion and business? From designing and knitting her own doll clothes, Fresh Twist now makes original knit women's felt hats, baby hat sets, felt tea cozies and other knit accessories. Lee Ann has patterns published three knitting books, one selling over 24,000 copies!

Artfest Christmas is coming to Kingston December 7 & 8 at the St. Lawrence College Event Centre, 100 Portsmouth Avenue. Visit our Christmas page for more information. Enter our Holiday Contest for $2 off admission and a chance to win $100 in spending power at any Artfest show.

Sprague Woodturning

Jim Sprague began turning in 1999, and over the years has managed to perfect his technique, creating one of a kind works of art. With the use of his lathe, he is able to produce unique, food safe items that are future family heirlooms.

Jim considers his wood turned items to be functional art: intended to be used in everyday life, yet beautiful enough to be called art.

Jim uses fresh cut, salvaged logs, burls and unusual woods sometimes letting them sit for a year or more allowing nature to spalt the logs adding greater visual interest in the turnings that he produce. Once the wood is mounted on the lathe, he uses a number of techniques and tools to rough out his work. Once sealed to help prevent cracking, the roughed out item is placed in his drying shed to sit for no less than one year.

Once dry, the item is placed back on the lathe and finished where Jim will sometimes inlay the rim of the bowl with shells, soapstone, or other minerals, creating even more interest. Refusing to give up on an item that has cracked, he will often inlay cracks and knots, thus saving the item from the woodstove and making the item more valuable.

Jim is retired from the Canadian Military where he served 23 years, including a tour to Bosnia in 1992-93 and two tours to Afghanistan in 2004 and 2006. He is now a full-time turner creating his one of a kind pieces and currently resides in Petawawa, ON Canada with his wife, and their three children.

Artfest Christmas is coming to Kingston December 7 & 8 at the St. Lawrence College Event Centre, 100 Portsmouth Avenue. Visit our Christmas page for more information. Enter our Holiday Contest for $2 off admission and a chance to win $100 in spending power at any Artfest show.

Posted on November 8, 2019 .

The Northern Goddess

The Northern Goddess a small, all Canadian, bath and body company handmakes natural and creative bath and body products. Products are toxin free and made from natural ingredients that are healthy for you and our environment.

Artfest Christmas is coming to Kingston December 7 & 8 at the St. Lawrence College Event Centre, 100 Portsmouth Avenue. Visit our Christmas page for more information. Enter our Holiday Contest for $2 off admission and a chance to win $100 in spending power at any Artfest show.

Posted on November 8, 2019 .

Arrowsmith Leather

Ron Tidrow of Arrowsmith Leather finds the fascinating and sensuous feel of leather affects his creative process. Ron chooses each piece of leather personally. Arrowsmith products are made from cowhide, with textured decorative leather accents. Using a wide variety of thin to thick hides to provide strength, comfort and flexibility in each item, soft leather bags are lined with durable fabric and double stitched during the final assembly process.

Ron's style includes asymmetrical designs, negative cutouts, applique, lamination, bold contrasting colours and textures. His design focus emphasizes attention to artistic detail, including relevant decorative trim and stitching to complete each piece.

The drive to create original work has been part of my passion and process since becoming a leather artisan. The beauty and colours of nature inspire my recent additions.

Artfest Christmas is coming to Kingston December 7 & 8 at the St. Lawrence College Event Centre, 100 Portsmouth Avenue. Visit our Christmas page for more information. Enter our Holiday Contest for $2 off admission and a chance to win $100 in spending power at any Artfest show.

Posted on November 8, 2019 .

Verreglas

Jerry Szajman began working with glass eight years ago. A multimedia artist for more than 20 years, he began with stained glass but then fell in love with the idea of melting and fusing glass into utilitarian pieces that are both classic and organic.

Jerry studied stained glass and fusion glass works at Hollander Glass in Toronto with Don McClennen and with Michael Dupille, Patty Gray and Peter McGrain in Ottawa.

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Artfest Christmas is coming to Kingston December 7 & 8 at the St. Lawrence College Event Centre, 100 Portsmouth Avenue. Visit our Christmas page for more information. Enter our Holiday Contest for $2 off admission and a chance to win $100 in spending power at any Artfest show.

Posted on November 8, 2019 .

Mother Hat Co.

Mother Hat Co. specializes in bespoke handmade felt hats. Each is completely unique, using the finest materials available. There are a range of sizes and styles available catering to both men and women.

Kylie Bignell is an artisan out of Gananoque, Ontario. She graduated from NSCAD University in 2015 with a concentration in Painting. While at school she took many craft related courses but it wasn't until 2018 that she started obsessively searching out the craft of hat making. In 2019 she launched Mother Hat Co. and has completely fallen in love with millinery.

Artfest Christmas is coming to Kingston December 7 & 8 at the St. Lawrence College Event Centre, 100 Portsmouth Avenue. Visit our Christmas page for more information. Enter our Holiday Contest for $2 off admission and a chance to win $100 in spending power at any Artfest show.

Posted on November 7, 2019 .

Muskoka Pewter

Muskoka Pewter designs and manufactures lead-free pewter pieces of meticulous quality and exquisite detail. Each one-of-a-kind piece is designed and cast in Bracebridge, Ontario surrounded by the natural environment that provides inspiration for many of their designs.

All your holiday shopping wishes come true at Artfest Christmas in the Kingston 1000 Islands Sportsplex, December 6-9.

Artfest Christmas is coming to Kingston December 7 & 8 at the St. Lawrence College Event Centre, 100 Portsmouth Avenue. Visit our Christmas page for more information. Enter our Holiday Contest for $2 off admission and a chance to win $100 in spending power at any Artfest show.

Paula Lishman Limited

Paula Lishman garments and accessories are fabricated by experienced artisans using Paula’s exclusive methods to create fur yarn and turn it into designs of the highest quality. Sheared beaver is the fur of choice for most of Paula's knits due to its silky softness. Furs such as mink, ranched fox, red fox, muskrat, and raccoon supplement as trims. Each piece has luxurious fur inside and out. The Paula Lishman look combines elegance and flair with functionality.

Artfest Christmas is coming to Kingston December 7 & 8 at the St. Lawrence College Event Centre, 100 Portsmouth Avenue. Visit our Christmas page for more information. Enter our Holiday Contest for $2 off admission and a chance to win $100 in spending power at any Artfest show.

Posted on November 7, 2019 .

Wild Rabbit Fibre Art & Design

From Selwyn, Ontario, Patricia Murray of Wild Rabbit Fibre Art & Design handcrafts knitted baskets and unique textile jewellery from her own original designs.

Fibre Necklaces are bold and often incorporate elements of nature from the local area. Made from wool roving felted, crochet, or wire wrapped fabric, Patricia designs each piece as if she was going to wear it.

Her knitted baskets are extra-large and made exclusively with a very thick chenille yarn so they are soft and luxurious. The baskets stand up on their own and come in several different colours making them eye catching and suitable for every decor. They are useful for anything from diapers to toys.

Artfest Christmas is coming to Kingston December 7 & 8 at the St. Lawrence College Event Centre, 100 Portsmouth Avenue. Visit our Christmas page for more information. Enter our Holiday Contest for $2 off admission and a chance to win $100 in spending power at any Artfest show.

Posted on November 6, 2019 .

Tread Lightly

Tread Lightly upcycles clothes found lurking in the darkest corners of the thrift store or rummage sale and reinvents them into fashion accessories or home decor items, diverting waste and lessening the environmental impact on our earth.

Artfest Christmas is coming to Kingston December 7 & 8 at the St. Lawrence College Event Centre, 100 Portsmouth Avenue. Visit our Christmas page for more information. Enter our Holiday Contest for $2 off admission and a chance to win $100 in spending power at any Artfest show.

Tamsin Art

A graduate of OCAD and a professional artist for more than 30 years, Tamsin Plant is noted for her innovative painting techniques and the ability to interpret and transform concepts and images, developing textures and a photo realistic style. Tamsin’s uses her extensive knowledge of photo realism to create depth with shadow and light, fractals and mathematics.

Tamsin’s original images grace home decor items, ornaments, buttons, bookmarks and wall art.

Artfest Christmas is coming to Kingston December 7 & 8 at the St. Lawrence College Event Centre, 100 Portsmouth Avenue. Visit our Christmas page for more information. Enter our Holiday Contest for $2 off admission and a chance to win $100 in spending power at any Artfest show.

Posted on November 6, 2019 and filed under Home Decor.

Earth Pipes

Earth Pipes creates one of a kind, free formed, glazed, porcelain water pipes and other cannabis paraphernalia, crafted for the art loving, marijuana connoisseurs of the world.

Maggie MacInnis and Erika Shrestha, both multidisciplinary artists, have joined forces to bring a contemporary spin on the traditional customs of cannabis culture. Each unique sculptural piece is an extension of their individual studio practices.

Artfest Christmas is coming to Kingston December 7 & 8 at the St. Lawrence College Event Centre, 100 Portsmouth Avenue. Visit our Christmas page for more information. Enter our Holiday Contest for $2 off admission and a chance to win $100 in spending power at any Artfest show.

Posted on November 6, 2019 .

Mint Jewellery

Mint Jewellery is a Oakville-based artisan studio, producing high quality limited edition designs. Mint jewellery is handcrafted using the finest quality materials; only natural gemstones, genuine pearls, Swarovski crystals, sterling silver, and 14K GF are used for items sold under the Mint brand. Stella Hawkins painstakingly creates silver wire wrapped jewellery pieces with an eye toward both aesthetics and functionality. She holds to strict quality standards for her work that includes balance, quality materials and aesthetic value.

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Artfest Christmas is coming to Kingston December 7 & 8 at the St. Lawrence College Event Centre, 100 Portsmouth Avenue. Visit our Christmas page for more information. Enter our Holiday Contest for $2 off admission and a chance to win $100 in spending power at any Artfest show.

Posted on November 5, 2019 .

Chuck and Wood

From North Bay, Chuck and Wood creates live edge charcuterie boards, serving boards, cutting boards and furniture as well as a variety of home decor items.

Chuck and Wood started out as a hobby for Terry Leszczak 10 years ago and became a full time passion in 2017. Dedicated to the craft, Terry makes each piece by hand using as much reclaimed Ontario wood as possible.

"Northerners have a strong culture for eco-friendly and sustainable goods; we embrace this, and use reclaimed Ontario wood as often as possible. We always keep off-cuts and make smaller products to utilize as much of our lumber as possible and reduce waste."

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Artfest Christmas is coming to Kingston December 7 & 8 at the St. Lawrence College Event Centre, 100 Portsmouth Avenue. Visit our Christmas page for more information. Enter our Holiday Contest for $2 off admission and a chance to win $100 in spending power at any Artfest show.

Posted on November 5, 2019 .

Bailey Brown Pottery

Joy and love are crafted in each piece of pottery from Bailey Brown Pottery. For more than twenty five years in Roslin, Bailey Brown Pottery has been making functional porcelin based kitchenware and serving dishes.

Bailey Brown pottery has a unique look that comes from many years of experimentation. With 23 ingredients, applied in 6 separate glazes and stains, the look has an enduring appeal. All pottery from Baily Brown is created using traditional techniques including wheel throwing and hand building.

Artfest Christmas is coming to Kingston December 7 & 8 at the St. Lawrence College Event Centre, 100 Portsmouth Avenue. Visit our Christmas page for more information. Enter our Holiday Contest for $2 off admission and a chance to win $100 in spending power at any Artfest show.

Posted on November 5, 2019 .

Studiostone Creative

Do it yourself soapstone carving kits for ages 8+.

Making art and stimulating the mind-body connection is what it’s all about with Studiostone Creative. They are an artist driven company that specializes in creative processes and the benefits of hands-on learning. Their product award winning line of carving kits is a great experience that produces beautiful results.

Stone carving is a focusing, meditative art that both grounds and excites as stones come to life in your hands! With Studiostone's innovative all-ages stone carving activities, you can enjoy the benefits of this educational and healthy activity with minimal cost or clean-up!

Fun for everyone ages 7-97, these step-by-step soapstone sculptures make for an inspiring inter-generational activity you can do right at home. product lines adhere to best practices and ensure positive outcomes. Studiostone strives to consistently offer an outstanding product that provides not only a creative process, but also a treasured carving as the end product. This is the best soapstone carving kit on the market.

Teachers may be interested to know that Studiostone offers and in-school program for grades 3-6. Studiostone instructors to come into your classroom for a 90-minute step-by-step program that teaches your students the joy of 3D carving. Each student is guided through an easy to follow process to shape and polish and take home their own sculpture by the end of the day!

Artfest Christmas is coming to Kingston December 7 & 8 at the St. Lawrence College Event Centre, 100 Portsmouth Avenue. Visit our Christmas page for more information. Enter our Holiday Contest for $2 off admission and a chance to win $100 in spending power at any Artfest show.

Posted on November 5, 2019 .

TheOccurrence

TheOccurrence promotes a love of the earth sciences through the artful presentation of prints, puzzles and nerd-gear featuring the award winning photographs of Michael J. Bainbridge.

During a freakish coldsnap in the winter of 2018, temperatures outside plunged to -46C, co-founders Michael J. Bainbridge and Brigitte Gall said ‘holy mother of all things holy, but that’s cold!’, and then they started a puzzled company. Well, first they told their friends who were visiting for the holidays not to leave that night or they might die. Then, they watched their friends walk around and around their kitchen table doing a puzzle. And then they started a puzzled company.

Going through the photos amassed by Michael in his decade long career as an award-winning mineral photographer, they set about to create never-before seen jigsaw puzzles, prints, and nerd gear. The duo’s two young daughters and Michael’s mom were not spared, and by that spring the whole family was pulling the sled. Their guiding philosophy is to question everything while being mindful of our interaction with the planet and each other. Also, never let friends drive home when it’s -46C

Michael's work has been featured at the Canadian Museum of Nature, The Redpath Museum McGill University, and Lithography and Mineralogical Record Magazines.

Artfest Christmas is coming to Kingston December 7 & 8 at the St. Lawrence College Event Centre, 100 Portsmouth Avenue. Visit our Christmas page for more information. Enter our Holiday Contest for $2 off admission and a chance to win $100 in spending power at any Artfest show.

Posted on November 3, 2019 .