Friday, September 9, 2016

Local Art Scene: Invitation for Vendors/Crafters for the Superior Christmasmarket -- Plus Three Items of Note for Today

If you've ever been to the Board of Trade Building in Superior (think Red Mug or now the Spirit Room), you've probably noticed the open park kitty-corner across the street at the corner of Hammond and Broadway. It's become an art-centric "peoples' park" of sorts, with occasional arts and music fairs. These past several years in December there is a Christmas Market set up where local artisans, vendors and craftsfolk assemble to sell their wares. The festive scene includes a bonfire, so customers can be kept warm and refreshed.

The space has a scenic Christmas card feel, with bright colors and all the trimmings you might find on an old-fashioned Scandinavian Christmas carnival.

This week I received notice that Vendors and Crafters are being sought for the Seventh Annual Christmasmarket in the Community Garden. Because of the good response of the last six years they will do it again.

Times are:
Saturday, 3 December, 10am until 7pm.
Sunday, 4 December, noon until 5pm.
Saturday, 10 December, 10am until 7pm.

Two years ago there was less snow than other years.
Some huts or gazebos will be provided. If you have your own gazebo please feel free to bring it with you. It should be decorated in a festive though. Imagine this space as a life-sized "living Christmas card."Electricity will be provided, but you will want to bring your own heater - if you have one - gas preferred. (Remember, this is December in the Northland.) They will have a huge bonfire as well as hot apple cider and cookies.

St. Claus will be there also with his elf "Niki".
The fee will be $25.00 for the first weekend and $15.00 for the second Saturday.
If you need further information, please contact Heike McDonald at 218-590-2429

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Events today include...
2nd Friday Art Crawl, Duluth Fine Pianos, 405 E. Superior Street Zentangle (R) from 6-8 p.m. Inspired Art by Esther Piszczek, CZT, including the patterned upright piano featured in Lola Visual's art documentary Life & Art Entangled. Free parking available behind the building after 5:30 p.m.

duluth quantum computing project, 3 West Superior Street in Duluth. It's grown into a multi-media creative space, with discussions and interactions about the merging of our visual arts and digital worlds. Today's theme will be drawing. Here is a page with links to articles and preparatory readings. This is a DAI event, spearheaded by Kathy McTavish. Friday hours: Noon till 6:00 p.m.

The Superior Council for the Arts is having a closing reception for their gallery in the Board of Trade Building. Come celebrate the many great memories created in this space. 5-7 p.m. tonight.
Twin Ports Social Media Breakfast, 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Today's meeting is at the Damiano Center in about an hour. Details here.

No doubt there's plenty I've missed... music, theater and the arts here in the Twin Ports can be pretty vibrant. Get out and be part of it.

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