Make a gift for Mom. Come out to Craft Bash this Saturday, April 30th!

Bring your children to Craft Bash on Saturday, April 30th from 11AM-2PM. The Artists’ Exchange will be creating Mothers Day Crafts. Bring in a photo of yourself and turn it into art for Mom! Not only are these craft sessions fun for kid’s but they are also FREE. (sponsored by Kiki’s Garden)

Craft Bash: March 26th Painted Flower Pots

Bring your children to Craft Bash on Saturday, March 26th from 11AM-2PM. The Artists’ Exchange will be creating painted flower pots. Not only are these craft sessions fun for kid’s but they are also FREE. (sponsored by Kiki’s Garden)

Meet the Aspire Higher Scholars

Since our inception, we have awarded 27 scholarships to graduating high school students  throughout the state of Rhode Island. We are looking forward to our 2017 applicants!

Click here for application requirements and how to apply.

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2016 Craft Bash Schedule

Families welcome to join us monthly for FREE crafts at Artists’ Exchange on the last Saturday of each month!  

Location: 50 Rolfe Square, Cranston, RI | Phone: 401.490.9475 |Time: 11AM-2PM

February 27th – Card Board Imaginarium

March 26th – Painted Planters. Plant seeds for spring with an artsified twist

April 30th – Mothers Day Crafts
Bring in a photo of yourself and turn it into art for Mom!

May 21st– Circles, Circles, Circles
Exploring Mixed medias to create a
beautiful original design
*Special CRAFT BASH to be held in conjunction with AE
Community YART Sale!

June 25th – Never Felt Better
Experience the amazing world of Felting, use raw natural fibers to create wearable art.

July 30th – Cool for Summer
Make unique tie dyed bandanas

August 27th – Back to School Craft
Fun storage bags and boxes for your pencils and art supplies

September 24th – Pumpkin Painting
Jump back into fall with hand painted jack-o-lanterns

October 29th – Painted Goodie Bags
Trick-or-Treat in style with hand painted bags

November 19th – Holiday Crafts
Create the perfect gift for your loved ones this holiday season

December 31st – Collage Creation
Combine millions of materials to create a fantastic 2-D work of art

January 28th – Art for Your Valentine
Don’t forget about your valentine! Make them something special

February 25th – Weaving
Create a beautiful tapestry using strings, t-shirts, fabric scraps and more

March 25th – 2D to 3D
Take a flat drawing or painting and transform it into an epic sculpture


Artists' Exchange

Aspire Higher Scholarship Awarded to Jake Edward Clarke. 

Congratulations to this year’s Narragansett HS Aspire Higher Art Scholar,Jake Edward Clarke. We were lucky to get the chance to hear him sing a wonderful A cappella rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at the award ceremonies last evening… just perfect!

He will be attending URI in the Fall with a double major in Theater and Computer Science.

Amber Leigh Maldonado & Natalie Toland Receive Aspire Higher Scholarships

Best wishes to North Kingstown High School Student Natalie Christine Toland and EWG student Amber Leigh Maldonado, they are recipients of the 2015 Kiki’s Garden Aspire Higher Scholarship. Natalie will be attending Columbia College in Chicago as a Comedy Writer & Performance major. Amber is a talented guitarist and will be attending The University of RI as a Music major.

If you would like to read more about the Aspire Higher Scholarship click here.

5th Anniversary BASH! Rockin’ for A Cause & The Sunflower Soiree

We are happy to announce two amazing fundraiser events lined up for 2015 to celebrate our 5th Anniversary; Rockin’ for A Cause and the Sunflower Soiree. Join us in continuing to help kids in our local community play, learn, create, grow, and bloom!

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1st Aspire Higher Scholarship of 2015 Awarded to Charissa Menard

On the evening of Thursday May, 14th  we awarded out first state wide “Aspire Higher Scholarship” to Charissa Menard, a student at the JM Walsh School of Arts.  Charissa will be furthering her studies at Johnson and Wales University, and will be concentrating in Business Administration. Charissa’s dream is to one day open her own academy of the arts. We wish Charissa the best of luck on her journey, and we are very proud of her drive and accomplishments.

Stay tuned for more announcements on this years scholarship winners.

 

Kid’s Seeding Good Deeds: ” Z News Chooses Kiki’s Garden!”

“Z News” chooses Kiki’s Garden! SEED A GOOD DEED Spotlight is on Zachary Weller!

Zach created a newsletter, Z NEWS, to raise funds to support non-profits. Zachary donated over $100 last year to Amigos de Honduras and Pure Water for the World. Both charities work in Honduras. Z’s money went towards building a school and installing a water filter into a home. Z’s Fall edition raised $40 which he donated to Kiki’s Garden in memory of his Auntie, Krista Weller Burns. Thanks, Zachary, for all your work to help kids BLOOM! Part of the Kiki’s Garden Mission is to promote kindness by encouraging kids to “Seed a Good Deed”. Thanks you Zachary!

Do you know of someone or a group of kids seeding good deeds? Please share the good news with us.

Community Outreach: Helping those affected by domestic violence heal through the arts

We are excited to announce our affiliation with The Women’s Resource Center. We kicked off our 2015 Outreach Initiative yesterday by providing art supplies for their programs that help women and children who have been affected by domestic violence.

The Women’s Resource Center Mission:
“Leading domestic violence prevention through the empowerment of individuals and the community by providing advocacy, education and support services.”

The healing power of involvement in the ARTS is well documented and with the support of all our donors we work together to help those in need BLOOM! Thanks to all and stay tuned for updates.
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