Friday, September 9, 2016

September 2016 Artists Reception & Art Walk


The evening was so beautiful tonight making it a perfect night to be walking on the waterfront. All the stores were open and ready to welcome customers.  And we had a wonderful crowd of people coming through the Gallery and enjoying our food and meeting and talking with our artists who attended.  Lots of shops were open in support of Art Walk Friday and great music going on with Mike Swanberg in our gallery and also on the patio by the cafe below.  We had lots of new faces show up to see Jari's amazing Chinese Brush painting and Sharon’s wonderful landscapes paintings.  The pictures I took tonight didn’t turn out, but luckily I have our Set Up day pics below of our 2 Featured Artists and their amazing work.

Featured Artist Jari de Ham  
Guest Artist Sharon Sobraske


We had such an array of wonderful goodies to nibble on throughout the evening.  Jari and Sharon brought some awesome finger foods and our customers and artists loved every bite.  Veggies and meat and cheese Swirls trays, the chocolate brownies, tons of fantastic sesame cookies and other goodies.  We had so many wonderful choices…and we received so many compliments from so many visitors to the gallery.  Thank you both for putting on such an amazing spread!! 


Special thank you’s to all the sweet souls who came to help us set up and take down, and worked at making sales through out the evening—Ryan, Ingrid and Jeremy Baker who worked the day and helped get the reception set up and carry up all the car loads of goodies!  Special thanks to Greg for manning the Sales Desk, Gregory and his amazing Punch, and Beth who manned the Food Table tonight. Special thanks to Angeline, Don, Karen, George, and Alice, Ingrid & her parents, Jari, Jo & Neal, Kitty, Galen, Spanky, Sarah, Virginia, Sharon, Hope and Christina, and so many other helping hands that helped make the reception a success!  Thank you one and all for supporting our Opening Reception for Jari and Sharon.  It was such a great evening.  And we had such great music thanks to Mike!!