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

  • Ellen Fucile

  • Open position

  • Margery H. Dumaine

Committee Chairs

  • Mary Larson -  Craft Shows

  • Vivian Drummond - Historian

  • Membership - Open position

  • Judy & Barry Rubenstein - Hospitality

  • Melonie Massa -Social Media, Advertising 

  • Lora Fidler - Craft Beat

  • Margery H. Dumaine - Website

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Our Story

Since1990, Ocean State Artisans has hosted one of the largest craft fairs in Rhode Island. The event takes place each year on the weekend following Thanksgiving. The show features local artisans and crafters offering unique handmade products for gifting and home decoration.

Proceeds from the show's admission fee are donated to several local charities, most notably, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank.  Attendees of the show are encouraged to bring non perishable food for donation to the food bank.