Saturday, January 14, 2017

New Workshop - Puffy Hearts

art cottage puffy heart valentine

Come to the aRt Cottage to make puffy hearts for Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 11, 2017
1:00 - 4:00pm
 $ 45.00 (supplies included)
Instructors:  MJ Coleman and Fro
Call 925-956-3342 to register

We have lots of craft supplies so you can make as many artful hearts as you want - such a wonderful way to create a handmade Valentine. This class is for adults only and space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

art cottage puffy heart valentine

We'll start with upcycled plastic bottles for the foundation, then you can form your dimensional heart with tissue paper, ribbons, mesh, yarns and fibers, paints, markers, stamps and stencils!

Come make Valentines with Fro!

Monday, January 2, 2017

ANYTHING GOES by Local Artists


aRt Cottage is at a new beginning point.  2017 will be the 6th year of this funky little gallery in beautiful downtown Concord.  Many Concord residents do not even know we are here - just 2 blocks from the Todos Santos Square.  And, when these newbies find us they are delightfully surprised. There are nine new artists to aRt Cottage this month, showing some very interesting work.

We hope you will come and enjoy the reception on Saturday, January 7th (2-4pm) and continue to frequent us throughout the month. The receptions are always fun and lively with a musical performance, food, and beverage.
 
ANYTHING GOES exhibit is up and running and open until January 28th.   This is a free event.

image by Judi Carroll

Friday, December 9, 2016

IT'S TIME TO BRING YOUR BUCKS TO aRt Cottage for our annual Christmas Sale

BUCKS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AT THE aRt Cottage!


COME ON JOIN THE OPEN HOUSE PARTY
DECEMBER 10 FROM 2 - 4
ITS TIME TO BRING YOUR BUCKS
AND FIND A NICE STOCKING STUFFER
OR
EVEN A HOSTESS GIFT FOR THAT NEW YEAR PARTY


Thursday, December 1, 2016

CRAFT SHOW


THE CRAFT SHOW OPENS DEC. 5 

OPEN HOUSE AND ARTIST RECEPTION IS DEC. 10  
FROM 2-4
NOT A CREATURE IS STIRRING NOT EVEN



EINSTEIN & KEIKO

WE HOPE TO SEE MANY SHOP AT OUR ANNUAL BOUTIQUE
WE ARE LOCATED AT 2238 MT. DIABLO ST. IN CONCORD
REMEMBER TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SMALL BUSINESS
CONCORD'S ONLY ART GALLERY AND WORKING STUDIO

IF YOU ARE A CRAFTER

ITS TIME TO GET YOUR CRAFT ITEMS IN FOR OUR CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW
NO KIDDING - GO TO THE SHOW REGISTRATION PAGE & FILL IT OUT
YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE EINSTEIN TO FIGURE IT OUT BUT HE WILL HELP YOU


HERE ARE THE RULES:

1.  REGISTER ON LINE - USE THE JOT FORM. CALL (925) 956-3342 IF YOU NEED HELP
2. EACH ENTRY HAS A $10.00 FEE DUE ON INTAKE DAY (DEC. 3 1-3PM)
3. THERE IS A 60/40% COMMISSION FEE.  40% GOES TO aRt COTTAGE.
4. A SET OF 12 LIKE ITEMS = ONE ENTRY  (EX. 12 BRACELETS = SET)
5. PAINTINGS ARE NEEDED FOR THE WALL (DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE HOLIDAY THEME)
6. WALL ITEMS HAVE AND ENTRY FEE OF $10 PER ITEM (ALL MEDIUMS WELCOME)
7.  ENTER AS MANY AS YOU LIKE (USE 2 FORMS IF ENTERING MORE THAN 5 ITEMS)
8.  DELIVER YOUR ITEMS TO aRt Cottage ON DEC. 3 BETWEEN 1-3PM
9.  OPEN HOUSE AND RECEPTION IS DECEMBER 10 FROM 2-4PM
10.BRING FINGER FOOD - LIVE MUSIC AND DRINKS COURTESY OF aRt Cottage




Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Annual Craft Boutique


SANTA KEIKO SAYS,

"HERE WE GO AGAIN - IT'S CRAFTING TIME AND SANTA WANTS THOSE ITEMS IN BY DECEMBER 3 (SATURDAY 1-3)

NO FOOLING - WE ARE HAVING OUR CHRISTMAS CRAFT EXHIBIT AND SALE ALL MONTH.  SO, SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL (ONLY) ART GALLERY IN CONCORD AND BUY THESE ITEMS.  OUR ELF IN CHARGE, EINSTEIN ANNOUNCES THE FOLLOWING:

                                                                  SEE THE RULES BELOW PLEASE

1.  REGISTER ON THE SHOW REGISTRATION PAGE (JOT FORM)
2.  BRING ITEMS IN ON DEC.3 (1-3)  ITEMS DO NOT HAVE TO BE CHRISTMAS RELATED
3.  $10 FEE FOR A SET OF 12 ITEMS
4.  $10 FEE FOR PAINTINGS/PHOTOS ON THE WALL (ALL MEDIUMS ARE WELCOME)                                  
5.  COMMISSION SPLIT IS 60/40 %    60% TO ARTIST
6.  OPEN HOUSE RECEPTION ON DEC. 10  BRING FINGER FOOD  LIVE MUSIC & DRINKS PROVIDED
7.  FOR QUESTIONS CALL aRt Cottage AT (925) 956-3342

          COSTUMES FOR EINSTEIN AND KEIKO WERE MADE BY THE WACKY WEDNESDAY STUDENTS

Thursday, October 20, 2016

CONCORD ART ASSOCIATION



The CCA will be featured at aRt Cottage through the month of November  (Nov. 1 - Nov. 30)

The Concord Art Association will have 20+ artists exhibiting.

watercolor by Ruth McMillan

OPEN HOUSE & RECEPTION FOR THE CAA ARTISTS IS ON 
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 FROM 2 - 4
PUBLIC WELCOME - REFRESHMENTS/MUSIC/GOOD ART



Monday, October 3, 2016

TOPS (Transitional Options Program)



TRANSITIONAL OPTIONS

TOPS (Transitional Options Program)
NEXT SHOW FEATURED AT aRt Cottage
THIS IS A UNIQUE PROGRAM THAT IS FOR POST HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES WITH ASPERGERS AND AUTISM.  TOPS HELPS THESE STUDENTS GET READY TO MAKE LIFE CHOICES IN THEIR TRANSITION TO FURTHER THEIR EDUCATION, ACHIEVE EMPLOYMENT, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, AND PERSONAL AND SOCIAL SKILLS.

COME SEE SOME AMAZING AND REALLY COOL ART!
MEET AND GREET THE ARTISTS ON OCT. 8 (2-4)
LIVE MUSIC BY MATTHEW SCHAWARTZ
REFRESHMENTS SERVED

Show is running for the Month of October
Reception for the artists will be Sat. Oct. 8 from 2-4