Queen Anne Artist’s Trunk Show is this Saturday

qa-artist-trunk-showThe annual Queen Anne Artist’s Trunk Show is this Saturday, November  at the Queen Anne Community Center (1901 1st Ave W). The show features a wide variety of artists and it’s free and open to all from 11am to 4pm.

estrella-soapsThe art ranges from local handcrafted goods like soaps, knitted items, baked goods, jewelry, to stunning visual arts including paintings, block prints, and etchings.

Plus, the event is family-friendly with art activities, face painting, and a magic show.

You can check out a full list of the artists on the roster for Saturday here.

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The holidays aren’t far away, so plan to get a jump start on your holiday shopping and keep it local at the Queen Anne Artist’s Trunk Show!

Annual Queen Anne Artist’s Trunk Show is Saturday

QA Artist Trunk ShowThe annual Queen Anne Artist’s Trunk Show is tomorrow, Saturday, November 14th at the Queen Anne Community Center. The family-friendly, free event showcases the talents of over 35 local artists with goods that are made in Seattle.

In addition to the variety of handmade goods and artists-on-hand, the event also features entertainment for the little ones, including Tangerine Tales face-painting at 11:30am, a show by Alleyoop at 1:15pm, magic by Louie Foxx at 2:15pm, and Sparkle Leigh the Mermaid telling tales at 3:3opm.

Meanwhile, adults can shop for a variety of wares, including paintings, prints, jewelry, clothing, hand-knitted items, ceramics, soaps, and more.

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You can see samples of what to expect on the event’s Facebook page. The Trunk Show kicks off at 11am and runs until 4pm, and is timed well for shopping small and local for the holiday season.

Spring is Right Around the Corner at My Dressing Room

It may not seem very Spring-like lately – we were promised a sunny weekend, but the fog decided to stick around and ruin those plans. However, this Friday, February 8th, at local boutique My Dressing Room, you can get a peek at Spring via a trunk show featuring Neesh clothing and a free glass of bubbly.

The Neesh Spring 2013 Trunk Show is free and runs from 3pm-9pm at My Dressing Room (1817 Queen Anne Ave N). Plan spending a Friday afternoon or evening on Queen Anne Ave N, stop in at this Queen Anne boutique and other shops as well – shop local!

Marathon runners take over Aurora Saturday

It’s hard to imagine Aurora sans cars during daylight hours, much less what it would look like inhabited only by runners, which is exactly what happened on Saturday when Highway 99 was closed off for the Rock’n’Roll Marathon.

Reader Bruce Wilson sent in this photo, taken Saturday morning. I think it’s kind of surreal looking, don’t you?