Good morning CLE and happy Tuesday to ya!
Many of you might know this about me but I am a total art geek. Thanks to my Mom, I spent my childhood growing up with a craft box under my bed. My Saturday mornings were spent in painting classes with other “free spirit”kids and by the time I reached college I was attending gallery openings in my down time, hanging out in the painting lofts of fellow art school students and taking extra credits in anything from silk screen to stained glass. As a professional graphic designer I feel lucky each day that I get to create visual inspiration for a living.
Happy sunny Tuesday CLE. Are you all ready for Thursday? Happy hearts day with your best friend, your favorite guy or your main pet squeeze; always such a sweet holiday. I don’t now why I love Valentines so much? I have always loved the February holiday though…from the memories of making special valentines for my 2nd grader peers, to college valentine day formals, to spending a single girl evening with friends; overall it’s just such a pretty holiday. Loving my pink sparkles and red lipstick, bows and hearts, yadda yadda…it just makes me happy. How about you? Guys…even you, I expect to see you rocking the hearts day theme on Thursday, I’m just sayin…
If you aren’t into Valentines Day but the weekend is already on your horizon, you are in for a treat…this weekend is Brite Winter Festival; an arts & music winter celebration. I went to this event last winter and it made Ohio City look like Manhattan on New Years Eve. Parking was crazy (valet is a must!), the hustle and bustle on the sidewalks was fast and furious, the bars and restaurants were hopping and the bands and events were really cool….get it, cool? Winter? :)
This Saturday there will be 48 bands set up around Ohio City on 6 stages, over 15 light installations and art events along with other fun happenings around town.
Along with “Brite,” around the corner and south a bit on Lorain, Buck Buck Gallery is hosting an opening to their latest installation featuring HEAVY PETALS by Molly Pamela. Check it out!
So, along with hearts day this week, it’s also a great winter week to celebrate art and music in our awesome city. Bundle up and get on out there CLE…it’s gonna be fun!
Did you know the first Saturday of each month the new MOCA Cleveland is free to the public? Yep, no admission to this new architectural masterpiece should be on your 2013 list of CLE things to do.
Did you know that the scrumptious Gypsy Bean coffee shop & bakery now has a second location? They recently celebrated the opening of the second location adjacent to The Beck Center in Lakewood.
This weekend marks the time for my absolute fave hipstery-crafty-goodness show!
Get there early as each year it grows more crowded and HOT (dress in layers, you’ll see lots of fashion faux paux’s of jackets tied around the waste action…but no judging, the place is always toasty!)
Just a few helpful notes for how to attack the large bizarre bazzar…please keep the strollers at home and wear your children instead…bring cash for the tiny $2-$3 purchases, but be ready with your plastic for most of the vendors are now using the square…and pack yourself a bottle water to rehydrate between each artists booth!
With all that said, I promise you’ll have a good time as this is NOT your granny’s craft fair