Sunday, May 6, 2018

Get to know Americana Art Fest

Americana Art Fest

A Vintage Market with a Twist!

Americana Art Fest is a unique combination of Vintage, Antiques, and original Folk Art influenced by our vintage American holidays and history. 

From farmhouse vintage to a fabulous selection of juried original works of art - this show has it all. 

Held in charming Petaluma California, this unique mix of vintage, antiques and original folk art provide shoppers with an amazing opportunity to select gifts, collectibles and decorative pieces for their homes. 

On May 12th, Historic Hermann Sons Hall is transformed into a Star Spangled Shopping experience. 

Doors open at 9am. - 3pm.
  Original art is mixed in amongst the carefully curated vintage and collectible pieces. 
This unique mix of vintage, antiques and original folk art provide shoppers with an amazing opportunity to select gifts, collectibles, and decorative art and decor.

Held on Mother's Day weekend, Americana Art Fest provides a great opportunity to take mom for a spot of shopping and some light refreshment in the Betsy Ross Tea Room. 

The Atmosphere in the Hall combines all of the excitement of a parade, the thrill of a fireworks show, and tall of the nostalgia of small town America.  

Come and celebrate the joy of America, enjoy great shopping, and be inspired by the amazing vendors and dealers who make up the Americana Art Fest. 

How to shop the show

1.  If you see it... buy it!  Most of the merchandise at the show will be one-of-a-kind.  When you see something you love chances are it won't be there when you come back. Carpe Vintage!

2.  Not all vendors will negotiate.  Artists generally price their one-of-a-kind pieces with "firm"   pricing.  
Although many of the Antique or Vintage vendors may have some flexibility with their pricing, it is always best to ask.  
**Tip: phrases on price tags such as "Dealers Best" or "Firm" indicate that the price is non-negotiable.
3.  Plan ahead: Sneak peeks and tours of the show floor will be on the Americana Art Fest
Facebook and Instagram pages.  Scout out what you like and plan your shopping accordingly. 
**Tip: A simple map will be available at the door, arrive early to plan your shopping route. 

Love Americana? Join the Stars and Stripes Society; a Facebook group of like-minded Americana enthusists who love to share their collections and art. 

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

An Americana Art Show with a Heart

Attendees get an opportunity to "VOTE" for their favorite Petaluma charities

The producers of Americana Art Fest have given this year's attendees of the show a unique opportunity to give back to the Petaluma community. 

At the entrance to the show, each paid admission will come with an old-fashioned wooden nickel.  "We wanted a fun way to give back to the Petaluma community" says Stephanie Sherratt, Show Producer and Petaluma resident. 

"Each wooden nickel represents $1, and attendees can visit our nostalgic voting booth and drop their nickel into the bucket of their choice and donate to a great charitable cause." 

"This gives each person an opportunity to be involved, give back, and perhaps become more aware of these three great causes.

Additionally, an art and merchandise raffle will be held on the day of the show.  Raffle tickets will be for sale throughout the day and the raffle will include original artwork and merchandise prizes.  Proceeds from the raffle will be divided equally amongst the three charities.

This year's causes include:

The American Healing Arts Foundation: A non-profit organization that promotes art classes at no cost to our Veterans. 

Petaluma River Promenade: Raising money to restore and beautify Petaluma's downtown riverfront. 

The Fabulous Women:  A local group dedicated to supporting meaningful causes, providing emotional and financial support to families facing various challenges. 

What could be better.... Shopping, Inspiration, and a chance to do good!

Sunday, April 15, 2018


Collecting and displaying the American Flag

Petaluma's Americana Art Fest offers shoppers an amazing selection of 

Original Art & Vintage Finds on May 12th, 2018

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Shoppers at the 2018 Americana Art Fest will have plenty of opportunities to hunt for the perfect treasure.  One of the most popular collectibles and home-decor items on the show floor is versions of the American Flag. 
Vintage Postcard Image

"Old Glory will be represented in hundreds of ways" says Stephanie Sherratt, show producer and vintage ephemera dealer.  
"Vintage American flags, parade bunting, antique souvenirs, hand-sewn pillows and signs are just some of the items fans collect".  

The Americana Art Fest is held each May.  This year's show runs alongside Mother's Day weekend and is sure to attract shoppers, decorators and junkers alike. Held at Historic Hermann Sons Hall, show doors open at 9am and shoppers can expect a huge selection of antiques, home decor and vintage finds. One of a kind original art from well-known folk artists will also be on display.
Handmade & Original Americana Art by Lynne Bonnell

"Our artists also provide amazing representations of the American Flag" smiles Stephanie. 
 "Many of our shoppers display their original American Art pieces all year round.  Americana is easy to incorporate into a wide variety of decor styles" 

According to Stephanie, mini parade flags, flags with 48 stars, Betsy Ross flags, and old flags with great fading and patina are among some of the most highly sought-after flag collectibles. 

Vintage Flags are Highly Collectible
Artists at the Americana Art Fest offer everything from hand-sewn samplers to pillows to vintage signs. Also included,  jewelry, paper ephemera, art and cloth dolls, and decorative items.

Americana themes include patriotic memorabilia, ranch and farm collectibles, local historical collectibles, red, white, and blue vintage and even western and camp themed goods. Versions of the American flag are always most popular amongst shoppers.
Smaller Flags can be made from Silk or Cotton

"Vintage Parade flags look fantastic displayed in a vase or flag stand"says Stephanie "Our artists & dealers put some amazing displays together and there is no end to the inspiration that can be found at the show". "Shoppers will be able to choose from great selections and get some great display and collecting ideas!"

"Patriotic holidays such as President's Day, Memorial Day and Independence Day, give holiday enthusiasts a chance to decorate with a bold red, white, and blue color palette, which is cheerful and fun for the warm summer months," informs Stephanie.

Save the date for this Amazing Show
More information about the show can be found at the 
Americana Art Fest website
 Click HERE 

Learn more about decorating and collecting Americana by joining the Stars and Stripes Society facebook group.  A group dedicated to sharing a love or original and vintage Americana themed goods. 

Click HERE to learn more about the Stars and Stripes Society.
Art from Lori Gutierrez-Hannah

Stephanie Sherratt produces two popular shows in Petaluma California: 
All Hallows Art Fest - a premier Halloween Art Show & Americana Art Fest - an antique, vintage and original art celebration of all things Americana.  

Owner of Paper Fabric Glitter, Stephanie will have her line of vintage inspired ephemera, banners and tags at this year's Americana Art Fest. 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Visit Historic Petaluma and Americana Art Fest

The Perfect Place for a Celebration of Americana
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Founded in 1850, Petaluma is a town seeped in history and 
rich agricultural character.  

Downtown Petaluma's architecture is a charming mix of historic buildings, some dating back to the 1800's. Browsing the streets of downtown, shoppers have a wide variety of antiques, retail and eclectic restaurants to choose from. 
Learn more about the town of Petaluma HERE

Dubbed the "Egg basket of the world", the town of Petaluma was known as a world leader in the 1900's chicken and eggs industry.  Clues to this illustrious past can still be found around the town today. The Petaluma Historical society, housed  in the original Carnegie library building, offers a window into Petaluma's past with it's poultry, diary and Miwok Indian exhibits.   

The Americana Art Fest is proud to keep the memory of Petaluma's rich agricultural history alive.  It is not uncommon to find ranch, farm, poultry and dairy antiques mixed into the spectacular Americana displays.  Artists also offer original works with a nod to Petaluma's rural background. 

Housed in the Historic Hermann Sons Hall, the Americana Art Fest opens its doors on May 12, 2018 at 9am.  
Draped with bunting, vintage flags & festooning the atmosphere in the hall is electric!  

Hermann Sons Hall in Petaluma California
On Saturday, May 12, 2018  Hermann Sons Hall will open at 9am.
Admission is $5.00 at the door 
The show runs from 9-3pm
the Americana Art Fest is truly a shopping destination for those who love all things vintage, decorating for holidays, and celebrating America's rich history. 

Click HERE to visit our FB page and get updates about the show.
Click HERE to visit our website.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Americana Art Fest 2018

Star Spangled Shopping in Petaluma.

Lovers of all things red, white, and blue will gather at Historic Hermann Sons Hall on Saturday May12th, 2018.  

At 9am. the doors will be thrown open to reveal an exciting treasure trove of vintage antiques, collectibles and one-of-a-kind art celebrating the love of our patriotic holidays
and star spangled history. 
The Americana Art Fest is a show dedicated to celebrating our rich history and colorful American holidays. 


Some of the best folk and fine art has been juried in for this unique show. Artists from across the county will be gathering to offer handmade Americana and folk-themed art in a wide variety of mediums.  
Visit our Facebook page to learn more about the artists, special offers and giveaways. 
Americana Art Fest Facebook page


Make the Americana Art Fest a tradition!
  Hand picked antiques and vintage vendors will inspire with their outstanding displays and a wide variety of American, agricultural, farmhouse, industrial, and historical  themed treasures. 
Visit our website to learn more about the show.         
Americana Art Fest Website


Visit the Betsy Ross Tea Room for old fashioned refreshment and a chance to relax and admire your purchases. It's Mother's-Day weekend! What could be more perfect than enjoying sweet treats while celebrating at this ultimate Americana shopping event.
Share this event with your friends (and your Mom) by visiting our Americana Art Fest events page. 

A society dedicated to the celebration of American Vintage


Join others, just like you, who love all things American Vintage. Celebrate all year long and learn about the origins of our American and patriotic holidays. Be inspired to create fun seasonal displays and American themed decorations and see sneak peeks of artist works and vintage goods that will be available at the 2018 show. 

Join the Stars & Stripes Society today!

Mark your calendars, dust off your drums, and hoist Old Glory high. . . it's going to be a Star Spangled Celebration.

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Get to know Americana Art Fest

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