Summer Celebration Recap 09

OTR/Gateway Summer Celebration 2009

Here are some quick photos from yesterday’s OTR/Gateway Summer Celebration. It was a hot but beautiful day, and we were having too much fun to notice that we were slowly turning into sticky, sunburned raisins.

Here is the VisuaLingual booth, including serigraphs, coasters, trivets, placemats, tea towels, and seed bombs. Look for our new work in area boutiques and in our online shop this week:

OTR/Gateway Summer Celebration 2009

OTR/Gateway Summer Celebration 2009

OTR/Gateway Summer Celebration 2009

OTR/Gateway Summer Celebration 2009

A father/son lemonade stand was the perfect prelude to Father’s Day:

OTR/Gateway Summer Celebration 2009

The talented Beth of Homebaked by the B couldn’t attend the event, so her supportive parents worked the booth:

OTR/Gateway Summer Celebration 2009

As expected, Wire & Twine totally turned it out:

OTR/Gateway Summer Celebration 2009

Erin of Inky Winke was my own find during the event planning process. She debuted lovely letterpress cards, and her work will soon be seen at Park & Vine:

OTR/Gateway Summer Celebration 2009

OTR/Gateway Summer Celebration 2009

Drew of Kitsch Cafe Handmade had an array of brightly hued, kitschy wares:

OTR/Gateway Summer Celebration 2009

Visionaries & Voices featured affordable art by artists with disabilities, including this awesome locomotive drawing by Barb Moran:

OTR/Gateway Summer Celebration 2009

Thank you so much to everyone who checked out the Summer Celebration, all the art, craft, food and drink vendors who took part, all the bands who kept our toes tapping and our booties shaking throughout the day, and to all the behind-the-scenes folks who worked so hard to make this event possible — especially Terry of Outside, Mike of MiCA 12/v, and Kelly of 3CDC. Thanks to yesterday’s turnout and positive response, we plan to turn this into an annual [or even semi-annual] event!

Sidenote: since the organizers are a bunch of first-timers, we’re really hoping to learn from yesterday’s event to make the next one bigger and better. If you stopped by and have some thoughts on what worked and what didn’t, please leave a comment here or contact me at mayadrozdz [at] gmail [dot] com. I would sincerely appreciate your candid feedback.

13 thoughts on “Summer Celebration Recap 09

  1. Great stuff…I’m glad I got to see you guys there on Saturday. The collection of local products was really great. Can’t wait for next year’s celebration.

  2. Awesome time, boy howdy did we get sun burned!
    But it could have been raining, we had a blast, heres to more and better next year, really good job guys.

  3. I’m so grateful that it didn’t rain, that people actually came to check out the event, and that we didn’t hit any major snags. Over all, I’m really proud of how well it turned out, although I’d be happy to hear any constructive criticism about the day as well [and thank you to the people who have done this via email].

  4. Thanks, Jenny! It was a lot of fun, and a great learning experience for us on so many levels. Plus, it was an amazing catalyst for developing a lot of new work that you’ll hopefully start to see around town [and elsewhere?] soon.

    I hope you can be a part of the next Summer Celebration!

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