Just to get you thinking about your weekend plans . . . howza 'bout a little trip up to Whidbey Island, a stop at the charming town of Langley, and a visit to the popular Choochokam art festival there?
Their blurble: "Choochokam, Langley Festival of the Arts. On Saturday and Sunday, the streets of Langley (Whidbey Island) will be filled with arts, crafts, music, poetry, dance and festivities as Choochokam returns for it's 30th year. Artists, crafts people, sumptuous food and top notch entertainment will please art lovers from around the region." Okay. Sounds hokey. But truly, Langley is a gorgeous little spot, with the sweetest little shops and restaurants, flower boxes overflowing at every step, not to mention the unbelievable views of the Sound. And when some of the finest artists gather to fill the streets, and the toe-tapping bands start playing their music? it's magic. I love this show and can't wait to ferry up there this weekend.
Dates: July 8 & 9, 2006
Times: Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
Soapworks Studio Booth Location: Across from the Star Market, right next to the Village Pizzeria, at the little scenic overlook to the water. Same spot as last year.
Just in case you need a virtual tour -- here is my exact spot! If you move your mouse, it pans around in a circle, showing you the whole downtown street, and the amazing view I see from the back of my tent. Village Pizza is the pink building. And I'll be set up along the red curb space just in front of the pick-up truck in front of that little park space with the statue of the guy and his dog looking out across the water. Best view ever.
Here's the official site: Choochokam (Note: the web site seems to be down yesterday and today, but I know this is the correct link because I just checked it last week to find my booth location and it was functional and up to date. So I'm putting in the link now, and hoping it's back online soon, or try again later.)
And just in case you need to plan ahead, the Washington State Ferry schedule can be found here: Ferry Schedule.