loring park art festival

loring park
yesterday my friend shane and i went to the loring park art festival. while there were two other wonderful art fairs going on in minneapolis as well, i was too exhausted from work and the never-ending cold from hell to attempt all three of them. while i missed seeing gena ollendieck (one of my favorite artists) at the uptown art fair, loring park was perfect: the number of artists wasn’t overwhelming, and the crowds weren’t thick. i lived on the edge of the park when i was in college, and it was nice to be back in the neighborhood.

here’s what i brought home:

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i love this face, and it was only $20. made by minneapolis artist rabi sanfo of yarbi design.

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i am fascinated by weavers. their patience astounds me: i’d love to try it but i’m not sure i could wait so long to finish a piece. i bought this hand woven napkin/hand towel from karen monson-thompson, of the summer/winter studio based in superior, wisconsin. if i could afford to have all of my kitchen & dining room linens made by her, i would call her immediately. (that’s a tomato from my garden, plucked from the vine before it splits, to ripen on the window sill.)

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block printed cards, of bridges around the city, by minneapolis artist richard stephens. if i can’t find the time to make my own cards, i prefer to send ones made by local artists. a few of you may receive one of these in the mail!

4 responses to “loring park art festival”

  1. Anna says:

    Fun! I didn’t make it to any of the fairs. I wanted to but it’s not as much fun when I have the kids and have to constantly say “don’t touch!”. Maybe next year I can pawn them off on hubby for the day.

    Love the cards & the necklace. That towel – holly cow! I can’t believe that’s hand woven. Some day when I’m living in the country and have an entire out building dedicated to my crafty ventures I’m going to buy a real loom. Oh, and the tomato makes the picture.

  2. The Lil Bee says:

    I love that face, too! Great find. And what a nice way to spend the day:)

  3. Krissy says:

    the bridge cards are quite beautiful!

  4. kristin says:

    thanks for the fair weekend post…i was in CA that weekend, but i usually try to at least get to the powderhorn one. great finds!!!

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