Sunday was a fine day for a festival and the Montrose Arts and Crafts Festival has always been one of very favorites. I had back to back appointments all weekend long (I am not complaining, no siree-bob), so I was only able to slip out Sunday morning, before the real crowds showed up.
Even at day’s opening there seemed like a lot of people and there were quite a few buying rather than just looking. I forgot to snap a picture of my favorite jewelry vendor, the Venetian Bead gal. I forget her name.. (Pat?) but I remember her stories. She is an Irish glass artist who lives in California and used to teach Venetian Glass bead making techniques to the Italian glass artisans in Venice. Wild. I have a bunch of her earrings.
Her are a couple of other vendors that struck my fancy.
Guess I like color.
Sadly, my favorite food vendor, the deep fried baby artichoke guy, was not there. I consoled myself with a huge Pineapple Sno-Cone.
This Festival takes place every year, approximately the first weekend in June. It is one of the best events in town for locals- so come out next year! Maybe the artichoke guy will come back.