Appetite for the Arts Festival

I had the pleasure of sharing a booth with other Crawford County Arts Council members at the Appetite for the Arts Festival in Port Clinton, Ohio last weekend.  We had many different types of arts in our booth including pottery, woodworking, photography, watercolor, mixed media, handmade journals, jewelry, decorated wine bottles and painted wine glasses.

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The festival took place at the Port Clinton Municipal Airport and it was such a unique atmosphere.

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All of the artists attended a special night on Friday evening where everyone was able to meet the artists, enjoy delicious culinary masterpieces and get first dibs on artwork for sale.

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My husband even came along for support and comic relief.

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I picked up a few prints from Belly Acres Farm that I fell in love with.

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And I fell in love with the centerpieces on the tables.

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My husband and I cut out a little early and decided to make a trip to Mon Ami Winery.

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We were unable to eat due to the 1-2 hour wait, so we just tasted wine instead.  Well, I tasted the wine and he watched 🙂  It was definitely a fun night.

Have you attended any art festivals lately that were held in unique locations?  I’d love to hear all about it!

Thanks for stopping by.

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CCAC Events

As one of the board members for the Crawford County Arts Council, I volunteer to help with different events in our community.  Last week, I participated in two events and had a blast.

The first event was Red, White and Blues that was held at Aumiller Park in Bucyrus, Ohio.  The event was organized by the Positive Seekers and they asked that the Arts Council participate.  Beverly, Rose and I did face painting.

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We also helped the kids make pirate hats out of newspaper, then decorated them with all sorts of things like stickers, ribbons and markers.

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It was a great time with live music and beautiful weather!

The other event that I helped out with was the Bucyrus Farmers Market.  Of course when I found out that I had to be there at 7:30a.m. on a Saturday morning, I wasn’t exactly thrilled.  But after I got there and saw all of the vendors that were set up, it was such an awesome and inspiring environment.  Their were yummy baked goods,

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these adorable little jars of preserves,

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fresh produce,

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and handmade goods such as quilts, jewelry and other items.

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I just could not resist this adorable bag made by my friend Anita.  My sketch books and art supplies will fit in it perfectly for when I am on the go.

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I shared the Arts Council booth with Bob and Sandy Laipply.  She had some of her beautifully painted wine bottles and glasses for sale, as well as samples of artwork for her upcoming classes.  I had some of my paintings, hand carved stamps, hand made journals and jewelry for sale as well.

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We also passed out literature for the Arts Council and had a little make and take for the kiddos where they made artwork out of their fingerprints.

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Again, I was lucky enough to have perfect weather, and I definitely did not regret getting up early on a Saturday morning 😉

Are you involved in any local activities in your community?  I would love to hear about them!

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