Friday, November 15, 2019 — Saturday, November 16, 2019
Vaillancourt’s Blaxton Hall will be turned into a German Christkindlesmarkt as we welcome a handful of American artists to our Sutton, MA studios. As Vaillancourt celebrates 35 years of traditions, we’re pleased to present our first retail show that will feature the industries most respected and detailed artists. When Vaillancourt Folk Art first began their business, it was through exhibiting at Artisan shows around the country. This Christkindlesmarkt & Artisan Show is a tip of the hat to the first years while being able to offer some of the highest quality American Artists within one space decorated to resemble the German Christmas markets. In addition to Vaillancourt’s chalkware, American artists known for their quality and collectibility will come together under one roof, including: Will Moses (Eagle Bridge, New York), Greg and Mary Shooner Redware (Oregonia, Ohio), Dad’s Follies Antique Chocolate Molds (Gibsonville, North Carolina), Pamela Dalton Scherenschnitte (Ghent, New York), Byers’ Choice (Chalfont, Pennsylvania), and Stenciled Floorcloths by Michele (Hollis, New Hampshire).
In addition to the artisan market, Vaillancourt’s production studio will be transformed into the German style market with vendors selling food and drinks, including: Stillman Quality Meats selling German Sausages, The Queen’s Cups selling gingerbread and Christmas cookies. Wormtown Brewery will sell a special Vaillancourt Christmas Beer while Latitude Beverages will sell the Vaillancourt Christmas Wine along with a specialty glühwein.
The retail show will be Friday evening with a VIP reception and all day Saturday. Advanced admission tickets will be available online at the start of 2019.