Being an artist (of various mediums – from words, to music, to canvas, to pixels, etc) I am passionate about supporting the local creative economy as a means towards seeing our local community thrive socially, culturally and economically.
We were approached by the organizers of a new annual event, the Artisan Fair of Sedalia, to design the visual identity and we went one step further to become an event co-sponsor as well. We feel privileged to live in a community with so many talented folks and this Saturday, May 31st will be a great chance for you to sample what our community has to offer.
We will have a table and may even break out some paints and canvas to get into the spirit of things. I am a pixel-pusher with the computer as my main medium these days but I am a closet folk painter of sorts when I can find the time.
We also will be representing the local food project we help organize, Land and Table. Our vision is to keep the fine art of sustainable agriculture and community resilience alive in the region. What better place to talk about it than amidst other artisans in the local community.
If you haven’t heard about the Artisan Fair at Sedalia here is a little description about it from the Sedalia Center website:
The Artisan Fair at Sedalia is an outdoor festival nestled at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia that showcases the best of the region’s creative community: art, artisan craft, food, music, and agriculture.
Through a community centered model, the Artisan Fair seeks to foster long term relationships among artisan vendors, their patrons, and the growing regional creative economy. A partnership among the Bedford Area Artisan Trail, The Artisans Center of Virginia, and Sedalia Center, the Artisan Fair at Sedalia will:
- Offer a low cost opportunity for local artisans and farmers to showcase, promote, and sell their handcrafted and homegrown products;
- Provide local artisans and farmers an opportunity to meet and to build economic and creative partnerships;
- Expose festival visitors to the rich variety present in the local creative community through traditional and contemporary art, fine craft, and agricultural products;
- Give festival visitors a glimpse into the creative process and a chance to know the artists and farmers associated with the products they purchase; and
- Make the connection between all forms of local handcrafted and homegrown products and the region’s history and traditions.
Saturday, May 31, 2014 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: $5 at the gate, children 12 & under FREE
Vendors and Schedule: here
Concessions by Town Kitchen and Provisions (one of our local clients!)
Spread the word! We hope to see you there!