The first one is behind us now and I can safely say that every one who attended any part of it had a great time. There were about 8 artists that worked on their craft in the store or braved the heat and worked in the breezeway where Red Night was playing some outstanding music and Boo's BBQ was serving some of the best BBQ around.
A special thanks to Heather Connele for all her work helping to pull off this event as well the Artisans who worked at the store or donated items and Glynn Averette who moderated the poetry Slam.
We had about 10 poets sharing some excellent and touching poems. There were about 40 people for that.
We also had a silent auction for about 25 donated items from our artisans (thank each one of you!). 6 of them sold so the remaining item will stay on silent auction till end of next weekend. We will be posting pictures of them on Instagram and Facebook so look for them so you can bid on them. You can even call or message in a bid. A portion of the proceeds will go to Heritage Ranch, a home for troubled boys (10-17), to help restore them to a stable life and to their family.
If you were unable to make the event please plan on making the next one. We are doing all we can to support the arts but can't do it without you. That is true whether you are an Artisan or not, we need you.
We had several requests to repeat the poetry event so we are starting to make some plans for future events. Please let us know what you think. Monthly or quarterly? Format suggestions?
We are masked up in the store and our classes so please come visit us. We have hand sanitizer and plenty of space to social distance in the store and classes. We are all concerned about the safety of all and take reasonable steps to protect everyone.
Looking forward to seeing you soon in the store.
We have Dusty Reed, the Cajun Picasso, coming to our store August 27-29. Look for another blog, email, and social media posts about that soon. Plan to be here.