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About Ocean State Artisans

Ocean State Artisans is a Rhode Island not-for-profit organization of artists, artisans, crafters and craft related business owners engaged in networking, information referral, creative educational pursuits, and camaraderie.

Leadership - Board Members

  • Beth Giguere - President

  • Mary Beth Dugan - Vice President

  • Paul DiCarlo - Treasurer 

  • Terry Haydt - Recording Secretary

  • Nancy Potvin - Corresponding Secretary

Members at Large

  • Mary Larson

  • Maureen King

  • Brenda Juhnowski

  • Margery H. Dumaine

Committee Chairs

  • Mary Larson -  Craft Shows

  • Vivian Drummond - Historian

  • Beth Giguere and Mary Larson - Membership

  • Judy & Barry Rubenstein - Hospitality

  • Melonie Massa - Social Media, Advertising 

  • Lora Fidler - Editor, The Creative Palette newsletter

  • Margery H. Dumaine - Website

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Our Story

Since 1990, Ocean State Artisans has hosted one of the largest holiday craft shows in Rhode Island. The event takes place each year on the weekend following Thanksgiving. The show features local artisans and crafters offering unique handmade items for gift giving and home décor.


Each year, the show's admission fees are donated to several local charities and a food drive is held for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.  

In 2021, Ocean State Artisans added a summer craft show to our calendar of events.  The show is held outdoors in June, and like our holiday show, 100% of the admission fees are donated to local charities.  As a not-for-profit organization based in the Ocean State, we believe in helping charitable groups that are dedicated to serving fellow Rhode Islanders.

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