Monday, April 07, 2008

More Summer Shows

I just got accepted to a couple more shows for the summer schedule. I've updated the calendar on the web site too, but just wanted to mention them here in case folks were starting to think ahead.

West Seattle Summer Festival

The West Seattle Summer Festival Festival is a FREE event, hosted by the West Seattle Junction Association, an organization of local merchants, and held in conjunction with the West Seattle Junction Merchants' Sidewalk Sale. The family-oriented festival, now in its 26th year, has regularly attracted more than 30,000 attendees to the three-day weekend event and continues to be one of the most popular street festivals in the region. It is a family-oriented event with community ties that are even stronger than ever. Unique arts & crafts booths, a selection of vendors representing a cross-section of cultures, two stages with on-going live entertainment, and a welcoming beer & wine garden make every Festival day special.

Dates: July 11, 12 and 13
Times: Friday and Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-6pm
Location: The West Seattle Junction on California Ave SW, between SW Edmunds and North of SW Oregon Street to the Post Office; and on Alaska Street, between 42nd Ave SW and 44th Ave SW

Link: West Seattle Summer Festival

La Conner Summer Street Festival

The La Conner Summer Street Festival, in downtown La Conner in the heart of the Skagit Valley. This fifth annual two-day event will take place June 28th & 29th and will be a Welcome to summertime and a community celebration of regional art. The hours of the Summer Street Festival are Saturday, June 28th 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday, June 29th 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free. Artists from throughout the Pacific Northwest will showcase their handmade, unique wares along the street that leads to La Conner’s historic waterfront district. Merchants will join in with sidewalk sales & events. This family-oriented event will feature activities for children throughout the weekend. Musical entertainment and food specials for lunch, snacks and dinner offered by local restaurants. Whether it is art, designer fashion, footwear, fabulous food and wine, flowers or that special gift you have been looking for … you can find it in the Village of La Conner. Locally owned boutiques, galleries, & Inns. Stroll the Village!

This is a newer show, I think it's 5 years old. I participated the first two years, and wasn't able to get back there again until now. So I'm looking forward to seeing my friends in that neck of the woods that I've been missing!

Dates: June 28 and 29, 2008
Hours: Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
Location: La Conner, Washington

Link: La Conner Chamber


One more piece of business: a customer contacted me over the weekend to request the option of paying for orders online by using Paypal. I did a little research, a little poking around the shopping cart functions, and it's possible. Actually, it's probably a good idea, because you can pay for things online without having to share your credit card information. Paypal handles the whole transaction, moving money from your account into mine seamlessly to pay for the goods. It's just one extra level of security with online transactions. So I've added that option to my website. Not everyone has a Paypal account set up, but for those who do, it is now another way to pay for your order instead of submitting your credit card.

Hope your weekend was restful - or else full of fun and adventure. Anyway, welcome to Monday and the back to work groans.