Join us and Found Studio|Shop for May's First Friday! Red Canoe's featured artist of month is Will Pierce. We will be serving' up delish specials served with complimentary wine (or feel free to bring your own!). Kacey at Found will be open for shopping and a complimentary chocolate tasting. Did someone say red wine and chocolate?? lol
This is going to be one of the most exciting First Fridays EVER! April's featured artist is none other than the All Might Senators', Landis Expandis! AND Friday the 5th and Saturday the 6th is the GRAND OPENING of Found Studio | Shop! Join us for dinner (6-9), complimentary wine, art, and shopping!
We will have modified hours on Christmas Eve for any of your last minute shopping (and coffee) needs!
Need gift ideas? We are offering....
a beautifully curated collection of children's books
Red Canoe gift cards :-)
pottery by Pinkkiss Pottery
cards, coasters, and flare by Tiny Dog Press
Hand crafted fabric items from Domesticity
Ornaments by Annie Howe & Found Studio
Wire art by the Colorful Berry
Organic Body Products
Zeke's coffee by the pound
Mouth Party caramels in 6 oz packages
Chocolate covered espresso beans
Santa Clause is coming to Lauraville! This is the perfect opportunity to take pictures of your child sitting on Santa’s lap. And don’t forget to bring your Christmas list!
Santa will be joined by the Maryland State Boy’s Choir for Christmas Carols! Santa will arrive promptly at 3, so come early for hot cocoa :-)
Join us for a holiday themed story time with Pamela Duncan Edwards, author of Four Seasons of Fun: Egg Hunts! Fireworks! Pumpkins! Reindeer!
Set against the backdrop of a magnificent apple tree, this book uses poetry to cycle through the changes of the four seasons. Beginning with springtime, rhyming couplets take young readers through seasonal activities such as kite flying in the spring, summertime picnicking, fall trick-or-treating, all the way to building snowmen in the winter, before cycling back to spring again. One verse in each season references a major holiday, including Easter and Christmas.
Books will be available for purchase.
A compulsively readable debut novel about marriage, immigration, class, race, and the trapdoors in the American Dream—the unforgettable story of a young Cameroonian couple making a new life in New York just as the Great Recession upends the economy
Please come to prepared to discuss the book and feel free to bring a selection for the next audible book club meeting!
Purchases from the cafe are not required but encouraged :-)
Join us for a SPOOKY story time with author Rachel Kolar.
From "Mary, Mary, Tall and Scary" to "Wee Willie Werewolf," this collection of classic nursery rhymes turned on their heads will give readers the chills--and a serious case of belly laughs. With clever rhyme and spooky illustrations, Mother Ghost is perfect for getting in the Halloween spirit. Boo!
Make sure to come in costume and receive 10% off any purchase!
Meet Mark Loewen. Mark’s first children’s book “What Does A Princess Really Look Like?” released in 2018. It will be the first in the Brave Like A Girl series. The book tells the story of a girl’s journey to expanding her concept of a princess. Her dads help her understand that though a girl can be anything she wants, she doesn’t need to be everything, and she certainly doesn’t need to be perfect.
Check out the websites below to learn more about Mark and his family!
What was the biggest mistake you’ve ever made? How about the biggest mistake you’ve made today? How did it make you feel, knowing you’d failed at something?
In a culture increasingly preoccupied with perfection, more than ever kids are under extreme pressure to succeed—in school, at home, among their friends— and it’s just too much! Luke Reynolds’ latest book, Fantastic Failures: True Stories of People Who Changed the World by Falling Down First shows young readers that to fail is to be human—it’s about how you respond to your mistakes and pick yourself back up that’s the most important thing.
Flops, blunders, mistakes, and disappointments—Reynolds shines a spotlight on notable figures and the failures they had to face in order to achieve their dreams. Inspired by the author’s desire to help students realize that failure can be a good thing, Fantastic Failures looks at thirty-five figures, including Jane Goodall, Albert Einstein, Rosa Parks, Steven Spielberg, and more.
Questions and exercises included in the book urge kids to wonder and reconsider the way they view the world. Failure is never a stopping point; it’s just the beginning.
Red Canoe is going off campus for the fourth year in a row to the Baltimore Book Festival Downtown! Each year we partner up with the Enoch Pratt Free Library showcasing amazing books by amazing authors! Come visit us!
Programming through the Pratt for Saturday and Sunday!
The craft is tissue paper flowers. After the reading, each participant will create a beautiful handmade bouquet of flowers to represent there sweet success (also the title of their new book!)
Liz and Jimmy Reed are the husband-and-wife team behind Cuddles and Rage, a world full of disturbingly cute stories with heart. What began as a webcomic featuring doodles and dioramas of anthropomorphic food has grown to include books, animation, and product design.
Their work has been featured by Nerdist, The Washington Post, NPR, HelloGiggles, and SparkLife. Their first animated short debuted at the NYC Food Film Festival in 2016. In 2017, their second short took home the Best Super-Short award. Their first picture book, Sweet Competition, was released by HarperCollins in 2016. Their follow-up, Sweet Success, debuts on July 3rd!
Join us for dinner specials and art opening with complimentary wine every first Friday of the month! July's artist is Drew Dedrick.
Native to Maryland, Drew Dedrick has lived in Baltimore for the past six years. He has dabbled in Art throughout his life, but without a real focus or intent. Given the demands of working in theatre and raising two sons, Drew was not able to dedicate time to his painting. In 2014, Drew underwent a significant life change when he left the theatre world behind to seek treatment for alcohol addiction at a recovery center in Baltimore City. After three years of sobriety, Drew entered into a relationship with a fellow artist. The environment they created together rekindled his artistic drive, which quickly evolved into a passion he never knew existed. Since then, he has painted nearly every day and developed his talent into a distinctive style of portraiture. Prior to his recovery, Drew was not able to paint detail, and painted abstract interpretations of the human figure. However, without the shakes of alcohol he quickly discovered a new capacity for precision. Drew has a unique relationship to color due to lifelong red/green colorblindness. Rather than inhibiting his work, his way of viewing color lets him paint with detachment to traditional color use, resulting in a daring palette. And now, Act 1...
Photo link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/WWo76JDF4zL1xoAX8
Facebook page link: https://www.facebook.com/DedrickArt/
Time to embrace the summer as well as yourself. Join us for an evening of self-care. Vendors and services include:
Tarot ~ Massage/facials by Zen Happens ~ Nurished by Natasha Manicures ~ Deep Leaf Organics ~ Domesticity ~ Jewelry ~ Earth Pulse 30 Min Express Yoga on the Deck ~ Piercing ~ DoTerra Essential Oils ~ Essential Oil Accesories ~ Sacred Ambiance Incense ~ Elite Wine Tasting ~ Henna
$5 door fee covers beverages and lite snacks and enters you in a chance to wine a fabulous door prize! Order your ticket today. ($7 night of walk-in door tickets) You will also be able to schedule appointments before the night of to garuantee your massage/facial/manicure/tarot/etc spot :-)
Tarot - Maryshocktarot@gmail.com
Massage/facials - Zenhappens@gmail.com
Henna - Jewel4392@gmail.com
Manicures - NurturebyNatasha@gmail.com
Yoga - Wendybrown@earthpulseyoga.com
Ear Piercing - Pierced1666@gmail.com
Red Canoe is moving beyond the walls of our brick and mortar to spend the day at Walther Gardens for their annual Homegrown Festival. We will be servin' up some tasty food and treats in addition to the wonderful makers and artists that will also be vending. And as if that isn't enough, there will be live music! We hope to see you there! For more information about the Festival check out the event on FaceBook!
Join us for dinner specials and art opening with complimentary wine every first Friday of the month! June's artist is Kirsten Hamlin.
Kirsten Hamlin has been taking pictures for most of her life. As a child she toted around a pink Barbie 110 and later her first 35mm point and shoot, a turquoise L.A. GEAR camera that she distinctly remembers begging her grandmother to purchase for her at a yard sale.
At the age of 14 she learned to develop her own film and print in the darkroom. She went on to study Fine Art Photography at the Corcoran College of Art and Design and Towson University.
Kirsten now resides near Baltimore, Maryland. She spends her days making photographs, practicing yoga, and playing with her two little boys and husband.
The Red Canoe bookstore is getting "taken" over! The pop up shop idea is simple; Vanessa finds some of the best artists and makers, whose products are quality crafted, sustainably sourced and uniquely local. She mixes in vintage finds and create beautiful vignettes for a shop experience that welcomes you home.