3rd Annual Antiques & Artisan Festival
May 20, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Rain Date: Sun, May 21 (11am-5pm) | Join us for a culture-filled festival celebrating the Bayshore’s finest antique dealers, artists, crafters, poets and musicians. Artists, artisans and dealers from near and far gather to sell their wares and perform their works in downtown Keyport on Waterfront Park and West Front St.
Shop through fine art, handmade crafts and historical antiques to the backdrop of live entertainment and the beautiful waters of the Raritan Bayshore. Be sure to treat all your senses and enjoy the delicious work of our lively bar and restaurant community too!
Visitors can also enjoy antique appraisals and the return of Art Around the Bay, a free event where guests can reserve a canvas from the Arts Society of Keyport, bring their own supplies and paint along the waterfront.
Participating Keyport Boutiques
Boulevard Beginnings – Facebook
Hunting for antiques? Shopping for collectibles? Whether you’re a seasoned picker or casual shopper, you’ll love the plethora of dealers at Boulevard Beginnings. Owner Mike Casella offers a variety of interesting pieces including vintage home goods, clothing, jewelry and more at his Keyport shop, which means there’s always something for everyone.
“We have an all, under one roof, multi-vendor store, a little bit of something for everybody,” Mr. Casella said. “We’re very diversified, we’re not only antiques.”
Boulevard Beginnings is located at 13 West Front Street in Keyport, NJ.
Honey Hole Antiques – Facebook
Keeping Keyport’s downtown “hive” of shopping and dining “abuzz,” Honey Hole Antiques offers a variety of antique, vintage and collectible inventory. Robert and Carolyn Moscato opened up shop in 2013 and have since grown to 29 dealers lining the 2,800 square feet of retail space.
“They call us the ‘Honey Hole’ because we have a little bit of everything.” Mr. Moscato said. “Besides antiques we also sell collectibles and new products. Our inventory is huge, and each vendor has their own section within the store.”
Honey Hole Antiques is located at 14 West Front Street in Keyport, NJ.
Searching for a unique or hidden find? Then Clementine’s Broad Street Emporium and Clementine’s II: West Front Emporium are for you! Owner and operator Donna Estes curates both shops chock full of interesting vintage merchandise, antique home goods, collectible items, and modern-day treasures. The Broad Street Emporium specializes in antique and vintage retail, while the West Front Emporium carries both vintage and handmade items.
Clementine’s Broad Street Emporium is located at 242 Broad Street and Clementine’s II: West Front Emporium is located at 29 A&B West Front Street, both in Keyport, NJ.
Come in for the antiques, stay for the nostalgia! Stop by Karen’s Treasures for a special selection of antique home décor, vintage glass, jewelry and other timeless collectibles.
“From antiques to new merchandise to jewelry, we have everything – including a kitchen sink.” Said Owner Karen Doria. “These items have withstood time, I’m lucky to have acquired many of these pieces.”
Karen’s Treasures is located at 34 West Front Street in Keyport, NJ.
Queen of Find – Facebook
A lifelong antique picker, shop owner Nancy Mendoza earned her title through a history of fulfilling friends’ requests for vintage home décor and furnishings. Ms. Mendoza still enjoys the thrill of the hunt – if you don’t see what you’re looking for in store, make your request and the Queen will find it.
“I’ve been collecting since I was a little girl,” Ms. Mendoza said. “My mother and my grandmother used to take me to all of these wonderful little vintage shops in Brooklyn and New York and it was amazing… it’s like a fever. Anyone who knows about vintage, they know it will really pop in their head. It’s a treasure, it’s a hunt.”
Queen of Find is located at 158 Main Street in Keyport, NJ.
Participating Vendors from Throughout New Jersey
Changewater Designs – Facebook
Changewater Designs creates treasures for the home: beautiful, fragrant balsam fir pillows, and unique accessories with vintage ephemera.
Wearable Earth Treasures
Wearable Earth Treasures creates a beautiful variety of jewelry including necklaces, bracelets and more.
PK’s Kreations creates one-of-a-kind seaglass creations. From jewelry to custom-made bridal headpieces, PK’s offers a variety of beautiful authentic sea glass accessories.
Dora’s Handcrafted Jewelry – Website
Dora’s Handcrafted Jewelry offers a variety of bracelets, earrings, necklaces, anklets and more. Check out her variety of “tribal” inspired pieces.
Native Art, Minerals & Fossils
Native Art, Minerals & Fossils offers a variety of unique pieces of jewelry. From gemstone rings to statement necklaces, there’s a little bit of something for everyone.
Volger Photography – Facebook
Inspired by the beauty in everyday life, Regina Volger of R. Volger Photography shares the harmony of light, color, and form in her photography.
Cathy’s Colorful Creations – Facebook
Cathy’s Colorful Creations specializes in creating beautiful, handcrafted jewelry and home décor including nautical jewelry boxes and wreaths.
Keyport Collars – Facebook
Keyport Collars creates artisan leather bracelets, necklaces, belts and dog collars and leashes so man’s best friend can be just as stylish as his owner.
Patricia Zilinksi – Website
Artist Patricia Zilinski paints beautiful pieces of fine art with her most recent collection featuring colorful bounties of fresh summer produce.
Leonardo Ruggieri – Website
NJ artist Leonardo Ruggieri’s paintings are about people and urban settings of daily life with some excursions into still life, scenery and exotic masquerades of people. He works primarily with oils and acrylics.
SeaRenity Soap Co. emphasizes holistic health, a quest for optimal health that considers the whole body, mind, spirit and emotions – and brings this belief to the creation of fine soaps.
Robert and Louise Stephens
Robert and Louise Stephens offer a variety of handcrafted goods. Whether you’re looking for a hand-painted birdhouse or a hand-crafted wreath, they have something for you.
Holly Jolly Jams – Facebook
Holly Jolly Jams specializes in homemade jams and jellies that are the perfect addition to almost any snack or meal. Each jar is “jam” packed with flavor so feel free to “spread” the word.
Pop’s Shop specializes in woodwork pieces including pepper mills and wooden pens.
Amy’s Beach Craft offers handcrafted wire-wrapped jewelry and art made from sea glass and pottery treasures found along the NJ shore.
Country Candles offers high-quality all natural soy candles as well as unique candle “pies” and “fruit gar gel” candles.
Pixie Willow Candles are made using 100% soy wax and high-quality fragrance oils. Each candle is crafted by hand and hand-poured in small batches.
Vic Ramos handcrafts beautiful pieces of jewelry including necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, as well as unique home décor pieces such as windchimes.
Wine Crate Wood Crafts
Wine Craft Wood Crafts makes bird houses, serving trays, planters, waste baskets and more from wine crates.
Whimsical Woodworks/Jagged Edge – Facebook
Whimsical Woodworks offers beautiful, handmade wooden ornaments to suit any garden or home.
Giftique Intnl Creations
If you’re looking for unique jewelry, Giftique International has something for you. They focus on statement necklaces using stones from Australia.
The Painted Flame – Facebook
The Painted Flame specializes in soy candles designed to bring joy to your everyday. Be inspired to bring new life to your world and let the fire repaint the color of your soul.
Beach Haven Handbags & Home Decor – Facebook
Beach Haven Handbags & Home Decor specializes in handcrafted, one-of-a-kind vintage purses featuring iconic images of yesteryear by Jersey Shore artist Jill Dalton.
One-of-a-Kind Custom Designs & Sawdust and Glitter – Facebook
One-of-a-Kind Custom Designs & Sawdust and Glitter specializes in premade crafts and custom orders for wreaths, nautical signs and more!
Christine’s Paint Studio – Facebook
Christine’s Wine & Paint Studio offers fun painting and wine sessions for all occasions.