VisArts Announces Rise + Shine Featured Speaker: Interior Designer Mary Welch Fox Stasik, Host of HGTV’s “Breaking Bland”

October 28, 2021 News
Mary Welch Fox Stasik

Interior designer and host of HGTV’s “Breaking Bland” Mary Welch Fox Stasik will be the featured speaker at Rise + Shine as part of VisArts’ 57th annual Craft + Design show which takes place online from Nov. 19-21, 2021.

Richmond Magazine brings Stasik, host of HGTV’s “Breaking Bland” to the virtual Rise + Shine event to talk about how she incorporates the personal, handmade and finely crafted into her designs. Stasik will take the virtual stage at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20; tickets cost $15.

Stasik’s HGTV series is dedicated to the art of bold eclectic style. Pulling from her passion for color, music and travel, Stasik’s mission is to show people that they don’t have to be safe about their design choices to create a beautiful space. “People can express their individuality in their space, whatever that means to them,” the designer told House Beautiful as she described the premise of her Charleston, SC-based HGTV series Breaking Bland.

Stasik’s projects have been featured in numerous publications, including House Beautiful, Charleston Home + Design, Modern Luxury CS, Modern Luxury Interiors, and HGTV.

“We are excited to have Mary share how versatile and eclectic craft art can be for defining unique personal interior style,” says VisArts Executive Director Stefanie Fedor, “Rise + Shine is typically when our most serious shoppers check off everyone on their holiday shopping lists, so don’t miss the chance to get in on the action early! It’s the perfect way to rise and shine on a Saturday morning, knock out some shopping from home and support talented artists from all over the country.”

Craft + Design Online is a one-stop marketplace to browse and purchase work from over 100 craft artists from across the country. The shopping website, will go live Nov 17 – 21, 2021, and will be complemented with smaller in-person events throughout Richmond.

Craft + Design is a museum-quality show that kicks off the official holiday shopping season in Richmond, VA. It has garnered a reputation for showcasing the finest in contemporary craft. Craft + Design is produced by the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.