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A walk in the park

Happy Face smilingfaces youngmusiciansCartwheel cropwalkkaryl crowds&booths crowds&booths2These are a few snapshots from the People’s Faire. It was a perfect day. There were many booths and lots of bargains. The atmosphere was relaxing and interesting. As usual I saw lots of folks I hadn’t seen in a while so it was worth its weight in gold to reconnect. A couple of young men (teenagers?) were playing live while I was there. They had a powerful sound and were really talented.

I bought a couple of Christmas presents for friends. I also snagged a treat for me for only – get this – $7. A multi strand necklace and two pairs of earrings. That’s right, folks – $7. I asked if that wasn’t a mistake and the very lovely artist who created the pieces said she was moving inventory because she wanted to retire. Believe me, I wouldn’t have strung those tiny beads for $70!

It was a great way to spend a couple of hours and the best part is that I got some great photos.

I just want to thank the Las Vegas Arts Council for its dedication to the arts and artisans of Las Vegas and the area. This covers a lot of territory and includes the visual experience through exhibits, as well as writing and performance.

I heard once that there are more than 100 artists in this area. I suspect there are more than that. They are as important to our economy as the local businesses that invest in our community. Creating art is not only a joy, the artist is an entrepreneur, their commodity is the work they create. Support local artists. Buy original work for yourself and as gifts for family and friends.

Today I saw lots of handmade jewelry, ceramics, wood crafts in a variety of styles, paintings, wearable fabric art, and much, much more. Many of these folks show in local galleries or participate in coop galleries. When you buy something from a local artist you are purchasing something unique and showing your appreciation for their work.

There were a number of nonprofits at the People’s Faire as well. One particular upcoming event caught my eye. On Sept. 27 from 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. the Friends of the National Wild Life Refuge will be sponsoring the 11th Annual Concert for the Birds. It’s a family friendly event with outdoor games, art projects for kids of all ages, a hayride, and more. The concert performed by the Mystic Lizards is from 3 to 4:15 PM. Put it on your calendar and plan to attend.

So, that’s how I spent my Saturday. I hope your day was as grand and pleasant as mine.

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7 Comments on A walk in the park

  1. Sharon…help. May we use these photos in a grant application?

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  2. Thank you, this is so great that you are sharing this great days and moments in life! I love People’s Faire.

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  3. Thanks. It really was a beautiful day and lots of great vendors.


  4. Kathy Allen // August 29, 2015 at 8:42 pm //

    great article. k


  5. Duffy Peterson // August 29, 2015 at 3:58 pm //

    How lovely of you to post this, you surely
    have a way with words (and pictures)!

    Duffy Peterson


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