Saturday, September 29, 2012
We hope you can join us November 15-17 in Des Moines at the Varied Industries Building. We will be part of Iowa's largest arts and crafts show, over 300 talented exhibitors present and sell the Midwest's finest handcrafts with thousands of unique creations, oak furniture, metal art, paintings, pet products, ceramics, jewelry, candles, clothing, floral wreaths, etched and stained glass, pottery, food and many more original products. All handmade by the exhibitor present at the show. Something for every style, taste, and budget.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
We hope you were able to join us for the 45nd Annual Octagon Art Festival. Visual arts, children’s art areas and performing arts form the foundation of the Octagon Art Festival. More than 14,000 people attend this festival. We joined more than 100 artists from all over the Midwest who sell and display high-quality original artwork in a wide variety of media. We were thrilled to receive the "Outstanding Artistry" blue ribbon. The festival is held outdoors on pavement, rain or shine, in the Main Street Cultural District in downtown Ames. For more information you can go to www.octagonarts.org
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Thanks for stopping by our booth at Woodfest: A festival of wood and everything made of wood. We joined over 40 other skilled wood crafters throughout the country, who were displaying and selling unique creations as well as demonstrating their craft at the Amana Colonies RV Park and Event Center. For more information you can click on www.amanaartsguild.com
Saturday, April 24, 2010
You can find us in the April 22nd edition of Hoopla in their "Made in Iowa" section. Here is what they had to say, " Rance Hilton isn't your average craftsman. He's best known for his Iowa Rockers-hand crafted suspension rockers made from native Iowa woods that he actually steams and bends himself into patterns he has designed. Take a seat in one of his treasured creations and we think you'll agree he is one artisan that rocks." To see the full interview click Made in Iowa: Iowa Rocker.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
We had the opportunity to host 80 folks in March as they went on a "Made in Iowa" adventure. Hills Bank and Star Destination tours had the chance to test out our customized rockers made from native woods in Iowa which include: oak, walnut, cherry, hickory, ash and sycamore in the showroom, see a demonstration on how our wood is steamed and bent and talk with the original owner, Doc Fettkether who showed our "tools of the trade" which included a 1910 band saw, 1920's mortise machine and overhead router. It was an afternoon enjoyed by all!