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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.

Leadership - Board Members

  • President - Beth Giguere

  • Vice President - Mary Beth Dugan

  • Treasurer - Paul DiCarlo 

  • Recording Secretary - Terry Haydt Markey

  • Corresponding Secretary - Lora Fidler

Members at Large

  • Margery H. Dumaine

  • Brenda Juhnowski

  • Claire Leveillee

  • Michelle Leveillee

Committee Chairs

  • Director of Events - Claudia Sauve

  • Editor, The Creative Palette newsletter - Lora Fidler

  • Historian - open position

  • Hospitality - Judy & Barry Rubenstein

  • Membership - Beth Giguere

  • Social Media, Advertising - Melonie Massa & Mary Beth Dugan

  • Website, Artisan Marketplace - Margery H. Dumaine

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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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