A fan of crafts? You will have two different shows to check out this weekend. On Saturday and Sunday, The Memorial Art Gallery will host the 15th annual Fine Craft Show, and across the street, Mayday! Underground Crafts will take place in Village Gate.
The Fine Craft Show & Sale features work from more than 40 master craft artists who are all regular participants of crafting competitions and shows on the national level. The Show & Sale takes place Saturday, November 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, November 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 each each. Both days, there will be a special showing to honor the work of the students at Rochester Institute of Technology's School for American Crafts.
An opening party will take place Friday, November 6, featuring an artist presentation by Lisa and Scott Cylinder who incorporate musical instruments into their pieces. Eastman School of music jazz students will perform, and there will be complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres. The party is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Memorial Art Gallery (500 University Avenue); tickets are $50 and include admission to the Show & Sale. For reservations, call 276-8910, or visit mag.rochester.edu for more information and a complete list of artists.
In its 6th year, Mayday! Underground craft show, an indie art fair, will showcase local artists who are known to be extraordinary and maybe even a little bizarre. The event focuses on non-traditional crafts and features more than 60 independent artists and small businesses all from the Rochester area. These artists are known to focus on modern, hip, and trendy work — all handmade. The first 25 participants at the door will receive a reusable "swag bag" that is screen printed with artwork by Casey Wright. There will also be a tastings booth by Honeoye Falls Distillery.
The show is free to attend and will be at the Village Gate Plaza, Second Floor Atrium, 274 North Goodman Street. It is Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, visit the website at maydayunderground.wordpress.com.