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Park Ave Summer Art Festival Report

Park Ave Fest 2014

I went to the Park Ave Fest for the first time ever. Steve’s sister is in town and it was Steve’s idea! I’m usually all been-there-done-that about shows and festivals, know what I mean?

I had such fun! Who knew?? Not to name drop but I bought earrings for my mom from paper artist Rie Maywar of qq creations. Rie won 2nd Place at Spencerport Canal Days last weekend!

Rie Maywar 2nd Place Spencerport 2014

iPhone Covers

I wanted an iPhone case from the always smiling Jen Born of PS Enjoy Your Life, but my silly iPhone 5C was a tad too big so I exchanged it for this Enjoyablock.

2014 Enjoyablock

Jen Born 1st Place Mixed Media 2014Big congratulations to Jen on winning 1st Place in Mixed Media at Park Ave!

Kingsley Street Artisan Soaps Park Ave Fest 2014

I was very excited to finally get to meet the most helpful/entertaining/enjoyable Kent Terpening, of Kingsley Street Artisan Soaps. I approached him to introduce myself – he recognized me from Facebook and jumped up and gave me a big hug! (Thanks for the gift!)

Mary Catherman 1st Glass Park Ave
Rochester Artisans can boast about another blue ribbon winner (like we had anything to do with it, lol), Mary Catherman.

Proud Member Aluminum Sign
I got to say hey to a host of other Rochester Artisans too – so much fun! And very happy to see the plethora of yellow Proud Member of Rochester Artisans signs. Go us!

In other news, Steve bought 2 pieces of wall art, one of which is NOT sports-related! We fell for the fast-talking huckster selling the dog harnesses. Big apology to good friend, Jean Keane of JK Stitches – temporary insanity!? We even bought a Christmas gift. Jines never disappoints – we enjoyed a late lunch. Chocolate covered raspberry swirl cheesecake on a stick is way better than you’d think!

Previous Rochester Artisans conversations came flooding back to me. Holy shit – Coco-Bongos really exist! As do foam bow & arrows. And the sign guy – which interested Steve, much to my chagrin. He also came close to buying Shit on a Stick – a Buffalo Bills birdhouse with an outdoor thermometer mounted on it. (I moseyed on, hoping no one knew he was with me.) I explained to Steve & Barb about the ubiquitous Bathfitter.

The weird thing is, I truly spent the day like a true festival-visitor. More often, I find myself looking less at product and more at displays and set-ups. “Wow, a lot of work went into building that display – well done!” “Girl, you need some lights in this cave!” “Really? You thought this would be your demographic!?”

A fine, artful day!

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Corn Hill Arts Festival

Corn Hill Arts Festival Poster 2013

You can’t swing a dead cat at this weekend’s Corn Hill Festival, without hitting a Rochester Artisan! There is a ton of hand crafted goodness in the names listed below. I hope you get to visit each and every one – they should be easy to spot with their yellow and black Proud Member of Rochester Artisans signs.

July 13 & 14
Saturday, 10:00 – 6:00
Sunday, 10:00 – 5:00
Corn Hill Arts Festival

Corn Hill Neighborhood
Rochester, NY

The Bent Utensil
Bliss Designs
BS Pottery
ButterFlips
Carol Ann Bosek Artisan Jewelry Designs
The Cranky Cat Collection
Creekside Art and Pottery
Dragon Moon Creations
Ear Cuff Designs
Francesca DeCaire
GemX Jewelry Design
Gina’s One of a Kind Jewelry
Hand Candy Mittens2012 Award Winner, Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts; 3rd Place 2013 Keuka Arts Festival
Hilltop Pottery
Kreationality
Marusca Gatto Glassworks
Mary Catherman1st Place in Glass, 2013 Springtime in Canandaigua; 1st Place in Glass at 2013 Allentown
mcl designs
Patricia Terziani
Peaches Products
PS Enjoy Your Life
Pysanky by Mia2012 Best of Show Award, Central NY Maple Festival; Award Winner, Remsen Barn Festival of the Arts and 2012 Award of Distinction, 3-D Mixed Media, Syracuse Arts & Crafts Festival
Suki Handmade Jewelry
Sunshyne Silverwear
Theorems and ThingsBest in Show, Cooperstown 2012
Woodland Wisp Jewelry Creations

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And don’t forget to swing by the Corn Cob Festival, right next to the Corn Hill Arts Festival!

July 13 & 14
Saturday, 10:00 – 6:00
Sunday, 10:00 – 5:00
Corn Cob Festival

First Church of God
Atkinson Street
Rochester, NY

Generous Spirit Jewelry Design
Mary Terziani Glass2nd Place in Glass, Brockport Arts Festival, 2012
Small Town Girl

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