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BigView – The Crafty ModShop is Coming

ModShop – Modesto’s Holiday Season Opener
By Chris Murphy

One of Modesto’s best fall traditions has become the ModShop weekend, brought to life by the dynamic trip of Ruhi Sheikh, Kate Trompetter and Tricia Rosenow. You can do really creative small shopping at Mod Shop on Nov 24 from 5-9pm, located on J St between 10th and 13th St. Shoppers can browse over 100 booths featuring local artists selling art, home decor, clothing, jewelry, children’s clothes and toys, plants, pottery, vintage finds, and handcrafted foods. Enjoy food and drink at Deva Cafe, Concetta, Preservation Coffee, Ralston’s Goat, Tresetti’s, many other boutiques and more. Downtown will be bustling with live music sponsored by ModestoView and there will be much fun, for families and super crafty stuff. Support young entrepreneurs at Mini Mod Shop located at Mistlin Gallery, our community hub.

See all of the ModShop vendors at www.modshop209.com

Crafty Crafts are Fun
There are over 100 crafters at the 2018 ModShop. You will find so much variety and we are sure that you will not leave empty handed. Here are just a few of the crafters you will see at ModShop on November 24.

Opulent.Studio
Opulent.studio’s creator Nikki Oettinger creates one of a kind resin art. Using a mixture of resin, which offers enhanced texture, intensified colors, reflective finishes and exaggerated depth that imply motion along with other mediums like acrylics, pigments, inks, spray paint and reclaimed woods she creates paintings, jewelry and other unique items for your home.
Instagram: www.instagram.com/opulent.studio
Website: www.opulent.studio

Singing Bear
I’m so excited to be at Mod Shop! It feels like these bibs are coming full circle; let me explain why. I’m Maggie High (née: Bankson) and I make baby bibs. My mom used to make these bibs and I helped her at craft shows/markets. Her health has since declined and when my baby started eating solids, I couldn’t use other bibs so I started making them. I’ve breathed new life into the bibs. I use contemporary fabrics, I revamped the edging, and I am very committed to and passionate about using only 100% natural materials. I served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia and have traveled all over the world and have seen how plastic and synthetic waste can affect the environment, especially in places where trash pick up doesn’t happen. I believe that we, in developed nations especially, need to do all we can to help protect our environment.
Instagram: www.instagram.com/singingbearshop
Website: www.singingbearshop.com

Foxtails and Lace
“Hello, my name is Kristine and I’m the maker behind Foxtails and Lace. I create Fiber Art that mainly consists of modern embroidery and weavings. I love that I get to share my work and passion through events like Mod Shop each year. It’s so amazing to get to know the community here in Modesto and help create a unique piece for someone’s home”
Email: Foxtailsandlace@gmail.com<mailto:Foxtailsandlace@gmail.com>
Instagram: www.instagram.com/foxtailsandlace

Carrie Arnold Designs
Items on sale at Philips Lighting and Mistlin Gallery
Carrie Arnold, owner of local business, Phillips Lighting and Home, is also an artist, maker, and creative thinker. She loves to create works that are expressive, colorful and whimsical. She has also become known as a pet portrait artist. As a Mod Shop Maker, Carrie has created a line of tiles based on her sketchbook and whimsical art pieces. She
will also be offering a limited number of pet commissions and other small items
Email: Cjane410@gmail.com<mailto:Cjane410@gmail.com>
Instagram: www.instagram.com/carriejanea/

Mama Tried & CO.
Selena Shuman
” Stained Glass started out as a creative outlet, grew into an obsession, and shortly became Mama Tried & CO. It started in October of 2017, when we first brought our creations to DoMo First Friday Market, several months after I built it into a legitimate business, and now do what I love for a living. Something I couldn’t be more thankful for, or could have done without the support of Our community!”
Instagram: www.instagram.com/mamatriedandco/
Etsy: mamatriedandco.patternbyetsy.com/

Paper Lane Design

My name is Tiffany Benson, and I am the owner of Paper Lane Design. This is my fourth year participating in Mod Shop, and it is the perfect event to support local creatives. This year my booth with be full of hand lettered products, including cups, ornaments, signs, and cake toppers that are perfect for the holidays. There will be many items ready to take home with you the night of, and options for special customizations
Instagram: www.instagram.com/PaperLaneDesign
Etsy: www.etsy.com/PaperLaneDesign

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About the Author:

Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.