Pillywiggins Garden, LLC
Events, Classes & Workshops
Classes & Workshops
Gourds are fun for all ages and skill levels. We offer presentations on gourd cultivation, gourd art classes and hands-on workshops. We have addressed Master Gardeners, garden clubs, civic organizations and work with local libraries to offer gourd art classes. All class options include a brief history of gourd art for inspiration followed by hands-on instruction to create your own gourd masterpiece!
Class Options Include:
Gourd Cultivation in Northern Climates
Other Art & Garden Events
We still love to participate in mixed-media art shows, Master Gardener and garden club events throughout Northern Michigan. If you have an event you would like us to consider please email us your information.
Pillywiggins Garden added event planning to its resume in 2012 when we were handed the reigns to the Winter Fantasy Art Show, an annual mixed-media art and fine craft juried art show. We created a 2nd event, an autumn art festival, the following year. Our events have been well attended and well received by the public, press and participating artists alike.
Our goal is to provide a platform for talented local artists to showcase their original work without direct competition between artists using similar mediums and without any competition from manufactured or mass-produced goods that can devalue an artist's original artwork. All artists are carefully selected to avoid repetition and items of inferior quality. Each booth offers shoppers something new and places the spotlight where it belongs, on the artist.
The popularity and success of our events led to an unfortunate set-back in 2015 when one of the venues we had used for past events began using, without our permission, direct and derivative copies of our original work including our application forms, press releases, advertising, even our original photos, to produce, advertise & promote two copycat events publically advertised as the 3rd Annual Autumn Art & 7th Annual Winter Fantasy Shows. (Read more HERE.)
But as the old saying goes, "One monkey don't stop no show!" We have been working hard to protect our copyrights, reclaim our work and re-establish our events as they were intended, by local artists for local artists. It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce the triumphant 2017 return of the Original Winter Fantasy Art Show!
Support Local Art
Fight Copyright Infringement
Join the fight! Copyright laws exist to protect artists, creators and their work from unlawful copying and distribution. But it is up to us, the artisans & creators, to protect our work, enforce our copyrights and speak out against those who try to profit unfairly off our work without our consent. READ MORE HERE.