By Linda Demers
As summer slowly winds down, August is typically quiet around town.Â Many families go away for vacation.Â If you've decided onÂ a staycation this year and are looking for some local fun, then mark your calendars for these upcoming festivals:
Block Island Arts Festival, August 8 & 9
Held on the grounds of the historic Narragansett Inn, the backdrop for the festival couldn't be more picturesque.Â This year's participants include localÂ artists, Lisa Calabro (Crooked Moon Mosaics), Carol Mania (Lodestar Wovens), and Tom Seal (Bearded Seal Woodcrafts) among many others.
Linda Cox Demers moved to Barrington from Chicago with her two boys, ages 12 & 7, and husband.Â She runs her handbag and accessories business, Ã la mode, from home and has recently discovered a passion for blogging.Â As an independent designer herself, Linda enjoys promoting local artists and the “buy handmade” movement. Visit Linda’s blog at http://alamodestuff.blogspot.com.