Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Where's Waldo?

Here's my weekly post on where I'll be this week . . .

Allied Arts Holiday Fest

I set up yesterday in Bellingham for this one. The 31st Annual Holiday Festival of the Arts is a six week long festival featuring the work of over one hundred local artisans and craftspeople. The affordable handmade products range from jewelry to paintings to wearable art to specialty foods. Weekends are packed with activities; hear live local music, catch some of our artists in action, and bring the kids in for fun art projects.

The festival will be open weekly, Wednesday through Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Join us for a special night, December 3rd during the festival to meet some of the artists and do some exclusive shopping. We will also be open Monday and Tuesday, December 20th and 21st for last minute shopping before Christmas. The Festival will close at 3pm on December 24th.

Nov 19 - Dec 24
3548 Meridian St., Bellingham
(same location as last year - Old Michael's bldg)
Wed - Sun (closed Mon & Tues), 10am-6pm

Vasa Park
Nov 18 - 20
Vasa Park Ballroom, 3560 W Lk Samm Rd SE, Bellevue
Thurs - Fri 10am - 7pm, Sat 10am-5pm

We're setting up this one today. It's a boutique style holiday craft show, and that last one for this group this year (we had one here in October and another one at Pickering Barn a couple of weeks ago). Lots of great gift ideas, all locally handmade, plus holiday decor.

Sorry, but I won't be participating in this one, even though it was on the schedule earlier. I just can't swing it. It's been too many in a row over the last few weeks and this became one too many this week. It's in a new location too, and split in half. Half of the show is in the same auditorium, but the other half, that is usually in the gym, is moved to some other spot down the street, with shuttle buses between the two. I'm thinking that's going to put a damper on things overall, and since I was put into the new location - probably not going to be worth the huge effort. We'll see what happens next year.