Head north to the Anacortes Arts Festival, Friday and Saturday, 10am-6pm, and Sunday, 10am-5pm. Marja of Glass Elements (Booth #405W) is back in town for this event! Aiko and Poul of Wish Poosh Designs (Booth #811W) will also be there. All three artists have been taking suggestions from customers and working on new designs, so be sure to take a look at their new creations.
On Friday evening from 6 to 9pm, Tiarani Samsi and Christine Stoll will both be part of the August Issaquah Art Walk. Tia will be there with her original design batik scarves and whimsical ceramics, and Christine will be showing her latest repurposed and reinvented vintage jewelry. Find them both near the Issaquah Library at the corner of Front and Sunset.
In case you miss the Art Walk, Christine Stoll Jewelry will also be at Common Folk Co. Art in the Street, 325 Parkplace Center, Kirkland (next to Purple Cafe) on Saturday, 10am-6pm. Vintage enthusiasts will appreciate the selection of vintage dishes, silver plate, frames, linens, wall shelves, jewelry, and furniture.
I see many great artists and activities scheduled for these events, so I hope you can make it to at least one of them!
Anything else I should know about?
p.s. Just to add some other interest to this post, here is what I was listening to while I wrote it. Have you seen the film? Here’s more about the soundtrack, and here’s the trailer for the film. It’s a Jim Jarmusch film, so it’s not standard Hollywood fare. Jeff and I loved it.
Here’s another full weekend for a number of “my” artists:
Head on over to Bellevue Festival of the Arts, a fine smaller (200 artists!) event near Cost Plus World Market, north of the Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSFair at Bellevue Square. This year’s festival includes Wish Poosh Designs (Booth #110) and Steph Mader (Booth #44). Friday and Saturday, 10am-8pm, and Sunday, 10am-6pm. Personally, I’ve always enjoyed this festival the best of all three fairs going on at the same time in Bellevue. It’s a nice size and always has a fantastic lineup. Oh, and I recommend taking the bus; bring a bag for your purchases.
Christine Stoll Jewelry: Into vintage? Be sure to check out A Very Vintage Market at the Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle, on Saturday, 9am-4pm. Christine will be there with her kathy o series of repurposed and reinvented vintage jewelry inspired by her Grandma Kathy.
Glass Elements: Marja has another festival in the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend, this time in Alameda at the Park Street Art & Wine Faire, Saturday and Sunday, 10am- 6pm. Looks like fun! Wish I could be there!
I know I’m getting this out a bit late, but there’s so much happening this week, that I just had to share.
Jill Green: Brooklyn-based The Sketchbook Project is on tour with a stop this week at the Seattle Central Library. Textile artist Jill Green (you might remember her tiny basket pendants and woven currency at Flying House a few years ago) has a new sketchbook there. “Check out and explore a crowd-sourced collection of artist sketchbooks as The Sketchbook Project’s mobile library stops in Seattle during a national tour.” One more day: Saturday, July 12, 12-3pm. You can also take a look online at Jill’s 2014 sketchbook. See her sketchbooks from past years here: 2011, 2012, and 2013.
Heather Pasqualino: Heather’s abstract series is currently on view at Northwest Cellars in the Totem Lake area of Kirkland through the second week of August. Also note that tonight, Friday, July 11, 5-8pm, Heather will be participating in the Kirkland Art Walk, where she will be painting and showing her new abstract/landscape series at Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty, 15 Lake Street in downtown Kirkland.
Don’t miss Urban Craft Uprising in Seattle Center Exhibition Hall, Saturday & Sunday, July 12 & 13, 11am-5pm! Sweet Coconut Bakery and This Charming Candy–and many other wonderful artist and crafters–will be at this fun semi-annual show. An air-conditioned venue full of unique handmade items might be just what you need this weekend. Also note that this will be the last opportunity to get Sweet Coconut Bakery treats locally in person before Hazel’s move to California.