I don’t know about you, but this summer is really running away from me. Just when I think I have a few weeks to get some work done, I look at the calendar and I see art fairs, markets, shoots, shows, gigs, dinners, and that’s just this week!
Well, for those who might have a bit of free time on their calendars this weekend, check these two great upcoming events and make sure to say hello when you see me!
Artists on the Boardwalk (Friday)
This Friday evening, from 4 to 8 p.m., I am back on the boardwalk at Junction City here in Peoria. If you haven’t attended before, you are in for a treat. Local artists and craft folk will be set up along the boardwalk in front of the shops and pubs and live music will be playing.
This is a great way to grab a glass of wine, browse some local art (Christmas is only six months away now, you know!), and forget about the week you just had. Oh… did I mention that there is amazing food places as well? Don’t say I never did anything for you!
Rhapsody in Bloom Art Festival (Saturday/Sunday)
I am so excited to share this event as it will be my very first Rhapsody in Bloom Art Festival this weekend. This festival is held in the beautiful Luthy Botanical Gardens on the east side of Peoria. Many of my artist friends will be in attendance, peddling their wares, and there is live music and culinary delights to enjoy as well.
The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday so make sure to stop out. Fair warning… there is a $3.00 fee for admittance for those over the age of 12. Oh yeah… got kids? Bring them too… not only do they get in free, but there is an awesome children’s art area. Plus they tell me that the Luthy rose garden will be in full bloom… how can you say no?
Hope you find a little time this weekend to stop out and say hello and show some love for local artists.
P.S. I am currently matting a whole load of new prints for the booth and have even more canvas wraps plus aluminum (you know… like the metal!) prints as well!