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Artist to Know: Hilal Minda — Inside Art with Michael Rose

Michael Rose, Art Contributor

Handmade bowls, plates, and other useful domestic objects once populated the tables of every household. While most now stock their homes with mass-produced items, the appeal of the handcrafted is enhanced in a contemporary world saturated with technology. Select artists are leading the charge to bring beautiful hand-formed pieces into households. One such individual is the talented Hilal Minda, who operates New Moon Ceramics at her studio in Pawtucket’s Hope Artiste Village. Minda’s ceramic works bring organic forms, lustrous surfaces, and vivid colors to the homes of her collectors, enlivening everyday lives in the process.

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PAWTUCKET PROJECTS WIN BIG AT RHODY AWARDS FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION

PROVIDENCE — Three outstanding Pawtucket projects were recognized at the Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation, held at the Rhode Island State House in Providence. Preserve Rhode Island (PRI) and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission (RIHPHC) broadcast the presentation on Capitol TV. The annual Rhody Awards honor individuals, organizations, and projects for their contributions to the preservation of Rhode Island’s historic places.

It took $40 million and 15 years to transform a massive turn-of-the-century textile plant built for the Hope Webbing Company into a mixed-use destination now known as Hope Artiste Village. Using Federal and State preservation tax credits, Urban Smart Growth carried out a multiphase rehabilitation that began on the Main Street side with the creation of art studios, professional offices, commercial spaces, night clubs, restaurants, and light industrial units and the restoration of the historic Breaktime bowling alley. The dynamic mix of tenants attracted an exciting attraction—the weekly Farm Fresh RI’s Winter Farmers Market—and provided the momentum for installing 149 residential loft-style apartments in the five-story mill on the Esten Street side.

For more information about the Rhody Awards for Historic Preservation, please visit PreserveRI.org/Rhody-Awards

Three Pawtucket Historic Preservation Projects Honored

By Donald Grebien, Mayor of Pawtucket – It took $40 million and 15 years for Urban Smart Growth to transform the 650,000 s/f Hope Artiste Village, a turn-of-the-century textile plant built for the Hope Webbing Company, into a mixed-use destination.

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Village Lofts open behind Hope Artiste Village

PAWTUCKET – The developers behind a new luxury apartment complex connected to Hope Artiste Village are celebrating their grand opening today, Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 2 p.m., with a speaking program and tour of the building and model units.

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Ashley Erling brings us “Eye on RI” featuring local events and activities.

Join us at the Hope Artiste Village Saturday November 7th for our Opening Day of Pawtucket Open Market! We’ll have a unique blend of Artists, Farmers, Vintage and Food vendors throughout the corridors of this amazing mill building! We will run for 26 consecutive Saturdays through May 1.

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RI indoor farmers’ markets open Saturday

PROVIDENCE — The Pawtucket Open Market premieres on Saturday Nov. 7 at the Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main St., Pawtucket. The market is the latest venture from Mike Bryce, a local artist and art show promoter, and the owner of the Providence Artisans Market which features local artists in Lippitt Park every Saturday from May to October.

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NBC 10 With New Harvest Coffee Roasters

Studio 10 recently had a behind the scenes tour at New Harvest Coffee Roasters.

And then we get a taste.

Watch The Video at TurnTo10.com

Providence artist’s cheerful prints to brighten Graduate hotel rooms

PROVIDENCE — When the Graduate Providence, a new hotel in the former Providence Biltmore, opened in April, each guest room featured a portrait of former Mayor Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci as a testament to the city’s unique culture and history.

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Explore indoors at Pawtucket’s Hope Artiste Village

A beautiful video by Blackstone Valley, Rhode Island highlighting Hope Artiste Village and many of the exciting things everyone here has to offer! Thank you for putting this together!

Learn More about them at TourBlackstone.com

Sweet Pics

You rarely see all the Yacht Club flavors in one freezer – there are simply too many to display. So maybe you’ve tried the Cola or Ginger Ale, but have you sipped the Quinine Tonic, the Golden Ginger, or the Peach Seltzer?

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What’s Your Twenty?

Twenty Stories started with a need for adventure and a bus. The mobile and now brick-and-mortar bookstore is the creation of Alexa Trembly and Emory Harkins who met while attending Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

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Pizza Comes to Hope Artiste Village

Brick Oven on Main, also known as BOOM, is a crowd-pleasing newcomer to Hope Artiste Village. The restaurant has a menu that achieves that ideal balance between approachable and elevated…and…a creative assortment of pizzas to please a crowd.

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History and Creativity Meet In Hope Artiste Village

In Pawtucket, Rhode Island a collective artistic concept springs to life. Hope Artiste Village is the largest successful mill restoration in the state, featuring an active collaboration of over 150 different businesses/artists in one complex.

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Providence Monthly celebrates 20 years

The magazine we all know and love is celebrating two decades of informing and entertaining readers in and around the capital city.

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Ten to be inducted into Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame in the Class of 2017

PAWTUCKET – The Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame (RIMHOF) held a press conference on Friday, February 17, announcing its 2017 inductees.

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LIVE. WORK. CREATE.

Our nation’s Industrial Revolution began at Slater Mill in 1793. Artistic creativity and skills flourished around the mill and along the banks of the Blackstone River. Today, hundreds of years later, Pawtucket still retains its identity of being a community of artists.

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First Night: Events in Pawtucket get revelers tangoing, celebrating retro

At the Pawtucket Armory, people slipped on dancing shoes and celebrated with the tango. And on three floors at Hope Artiste Village, the Retro Rewind event featured electronic music and video games.

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Farmer’s Market Heads Indoors For Winter

The Pawtucket Wintertime Farmer’s Market – the largest indoor farmer’s market in New England – has officially started for the season. This month, on December 10, they celebrate ten years of…

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Hope Artiste Businesses Open Saturdays

Did you know that many of the studios and shops in the building are open during the farmers market? Some even offer classes and events for adults, children and families timed just right…

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TownAndCountryMag.com

Should Bowling Alleys Be on America’s List of Endangered National Treasures?

Nearly every town had a bowling center in mid-century America, but nearly half have since shuttered. There’s hope..

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NYTimes.com

Old Mills Remade in Pawtucket, R.I., With Art as Their Product

PAWTUCKET, R.I. — This city just north of Providence, settled in the 17th century and home to dozens of old mills, is claiming a new identity.

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MediaWireMobile.com

Spend a Day in Blackstone Valley

During the colder months, begin your Saturday in Pawtucket at the Wintertime Farmers Market at Hope Artiste Village. Before you start browsing the locally sourced goods, take a step inside neighboring New Harvest Coffee and Spirits.

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ProvidenceJournal.com

R.I. Music Hall of Fame celebrates 8 new members with 3 concerts

PAWTUCKET — The Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame will celebrate the induction of its eight new members for 2016 with three separate events, beginning Thursday, April 21 and ending Saturday, April 30.

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OnlyInYourState.com

Empowerment Factory flea market a hit

PAWTUCKET — Brittany Vellturo eyed a small pillow featuring a vintage picture of a blonde, rosy-cheeked, bare-chested woman, covered only by a thick yellow ribbon.

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OnlyInYourState.com

These 11 Restaurants In Rhode Island Don’t Look Like Much… But WOW, They’re Good

When it comes to amazing restaurants, the biggest problem in Rhode Island is having too many choices!… Check out #7!

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PeaceLove

Farmers Market Putting The Green Into Winter

PAWTUCKET – Leafy spinach, dark green kale and fresh Swiss chard greets visitors at Christina Dedora’s stall at the indoor wintertime farmers market…

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PeaceLove

With help from big names, Sparr spreads message of PeaceLove

PAWTUCKET – What started seven years ago as a little art studio with a dream has blossomed into an international movement supporting people with mental illness.

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The African Alliance of Rhode Island

African cooking demonstration Saturday in Pawtucket

The African Alliance of Rhode Island will host a cooking demonstration at the Wintertime Farmers’ Market at Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

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