Festival Poster by Randy Emmoms
Art Festival Weekend in Coupeville
once again brought out throngs of people wanting to roam through streets filled with pottery, jewelry, musicians, food booths, artists busily crafting baskets, watercolors, metal sculpture, leatherworks and more. For many locals, the festival means volunteering at the Methodist Church parking lots collecting donations to help fund youth programs. For others, it meant selling the great t-shirts, magnets and posters featuring the beautiful work of artist Randy Emmons
. Others helped direct traffic, answered questions about where to buy a latte, and many just joined in the general milling about people-watching.
Me? Well, I find a bit more refreshment just taking in our town's incomparable scenic delights. A walk with a friend, a lovely view, a bit of time out from my current very busy days...yes, that is what I long for.
I enjoyed having friends pop in my office for a quick hello and to show off their newly acquired "treasures" over the weekend. The sunny weather and cooling breezes off Penn Cove made this one of the best festival weekends ever.
All the vendors, merchants, volunteers and shoppers combined to make this a memorable, and agreeably mellow weekend.
Come see recent work by Randy Emmons at my office/gallery located at 22B Front Street. My personal favorite is his colorful chicken farm landcape called "Free Range". It makes me smile every time I look over at it!