Tuesday, November 13, 2007

This Week's Shows

So little time to chat this week, what with all the hubbub of the "busy season." I still want to post this week's show info though, in case anyone wants to stop by. The first one is tonight - a little one evening only event, so I'm just finishing up getting that packed up and out the door . . .

Nordstrom Guild

The Lloyd W. Nordstrom Guild has a one-night holiday show to raise funds for Children's Hospital uncompensated care. Last year they were able to donate $10,000. The is a required donation of $10 (pre-paid) or $15 (at the door). Complimentary appetizers, beverages and dessert are served, and it's a fun evening of holiday shopping too. Everyone is welcome to attend, no invitation needed.

Location: Our Lady of Fatima Social Center, 3218 West Barrett in Magnolia area of Seattle
Hours: 5-9pm, Tuesday, November 13

Allied Arts Holiday Festival

Allied Arts of Whatcom County features its 28th annual "Holiday Festival of the Arts." Featuring a wonderful selection of local artists and their work, it's the perfect place to find one-of-a-kind, handcrafted gifts for the holidays. We have the same location as last year -- the Whatcom Center (the old JC Penney building) at 1310 Cornwall Ave, just a block away from Allied Arts' offices and gallery shop, in the heart of downtown Bellingham. With such a large space available, we're hoping to have more artists and bigger displays than ever before, and will showcase an Artists in Action area as well. This is a must-see show, and with shop-like hours through most of November and December.

Dates: Nov 16 through Dec 24, 2007
Regular Hours: 10am-7pm, 6 days a week, closed Mondays
Location: Whatcom Center (the old JC Penney building), 1310 Cornwall Ave, downtown Bellingham

Opening night party - meet the artists! November 16, 7-10pm, entertainment, food, door prizes
We close at 3pm on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec 24
Link: Allied Arts

Best of the Northwest

Celebrating their 19th year, this fall show is the biggest one of their entire schedule, featuring tons of the highest quality artists from the entire region. Find some unique, one-of-a-kind holiday gifts, or special pieces to decorate your home for the season.

Dates: November 16, 17 & 18
Hours: 10am - 6pm, all days
Location: Hangar 27, Magnuson Park, Sand Point
Free parking !
Link: Best of the Northwest

What's making me insane this week: the end of the "do not call list." The minute the legislation ended, the telemarketers came out in full force and I get interupted all day long with stupid nonsense. What's making me happy this week: peppermint ice cream, sunshine streaming in the kitchen window, and the knowledge that I'm past the halfway point on my show schedule.