Support Local at WREN’s Community Day: Saturday, August 13!
2011 Main Street in Bethlehem, NH

 

Saturday, August 13, 10 AM-5 PM, celebrate the artist and makers of the North Country at WREN Community Day! 

 

Stop by WREN’s Pocket Park in downtown Bethlehem, NH for a day full of pop-up vendors, demonstrations, performances, food and fun. Shop handmade art and fine craft from local artists and artisans, watch Bethlehem artist Rebecca Fullerton work on her latest landscape painting, listen to music and chat with the DJs at North Country Community Radio, and learn about the techniques behind hand-carved birds and other animals from one of WREN’s newest members, Wes Ripple! There will be activities for kids, and lots of fun things to see and do for all ages throughout the day.

“We are so excited to host this super fun day here at WREN,” said WREN executive director Pam Sullivan. “WREN wouldn’t exist without community support. We are so lucky to be among so many talented people from the North Country every day, and we love to share that with everyone who stops at WREN. There are so many reasons to love Bethlehem – come on over and find out!”

PLUS, we’ve got a sweet giveaway!

WREN is celebrating the ongoing revitalization of Bethlehem’s Main Street by giving away one free Super Secret Ice Cream token with every ceramic bowl sold! Each token is good for one free scoop, or $5 off any purchase, at Super Secret Ice Cream!

“If you’re looking for a great way to spend a Saturday and support some local talent, Bethlehem is the place to be this August 13,” said Sullivan. “Start your day at the new Bethlehem Community Market by the gazebo, then head down to WREN for our Community Day! Buy a bowl by one of our local potters, then mosey down Main Street, stopping at Reklis, Maia Papaya, and Lonesome Woods, and finish up with a free scoop at Super Secret Ice Cream. We’ll see you there!”

 

SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES

10 AM-5 PM: The Store at WREN and all vendor booths open for business!

11 AM: Painter Rebecca Fullerton begins painting en plein air

11 AM & 1 PM: Collage workshop with artist Kristine Lingle – great for creatives of all ages!

 

LIST OF VENDORS/PARTICIPANTS

 

Artists/Makers

  • Caryn Clark/Studio C Home – Handmade Home Goods
  • Suzanne Connor – Fiber Artist
  • Wes Ripple – Wood Carver
  • Rebecca Fullerton – Landscape Painter
  • Lorna Colquhoun – Mixed Media Artist
  • Deb Bassett – Laser Wood Engraving Artist

Food/Drink

  • Eat Me Food Cart
  • Ken’s Corn – Kettle Corn, Popcorn, Fresh-squeezed Lemonade
  • Doogan’s – Qwerkz fudge and hotdogs

Community Partners

  • Legacy Used Books
  • North Country Community Radio
  • Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail
  • The Gear Library
  • North Country Tri-Town Bike Friendly Initiative
  • Small Acts North
  • Littleton Area Chamber of Commerce

 

Read on to learn more about a sampling of the talented folks who will be at WREN Community Day!

 

Wes Ripple is an award-winning New Hampshire wood carver specializing in realistic songbirds and feather pins, who won the Ward World Championship Carving competition in 2016. Wes will be at WREN Community Day to chat with visitors about his carvings. 

 

Suzanne Connor is a fourth-generation New Hampshire fiber artist who creates intricate soft sculptures in her 28+ step process. Her current collections include Christina’s Ocean, which celebrates the diversity of sea creatures and highlights the importance of oceanic preservation, and Ripple Rainforest, inspired by her husband Wes Ripple’s award-winning bird carvings. 

 

Rebecca Fullerton is a Bethlehem, NH-based landscape painter who also serves as the archivist for the Appalachian Mountain Club. Fullerton has a passion for New England’s forests and mountains. She paints in a style influenced by realism and impressionism, and when she’s not painting en plein air or in her studio, she is out hiking, kayaking, or trail running.

 

Caryn Clark of Studio C in Bethlehem, NH creates handmade gifts and decor for modern farmhouse and casually rustic homes. Find her hand-sewn and embroidered pillows, aprons, tea towels and more at WREN Community Day!

 

North Country Community Radio is the premiere community radio station in the North Country. DJs from NCCR will be live at Community Day to play summer favorites and chat with radio-lovers!

 

The Cross New Hampshire Adventure Trail is 83 miles of rail trails, dirt roads, bike paths, and quiet back roads across northern New Hampshire, through river valleys and the White Mountains. Bikers, walkers, skiers, runners, horseback riders, and dog sled mushers are all welcome on the trail. Learn more about the trail from representatives of Cross NH at Community Day!

 

Don’t miss these and many other talented folks at WREN Community Day on Saturday, August 13! 

Caryn Clark
Super Secret Ice Cream
Suzanne Connor
Wes Ripple