Arts For All hosted a “Bizarre Art Bazaar” at the open-air (but covered) barn on Wilcox Street behind Fred’s Pharmacy (where the farmer’s market is held each Thursday) just off of U.S. Highway 61 in St. Francisville on Saturday, May 28 from 9:00-5:00.
Offerings by members of Arts for All included original art, previously hung art, and items related to making art in all its forms, including original art, previously hung art, theatrical costumes, art supplies, art books, musical instruments. In other words, anything and everything related to the visual arts, theatre, music, writing, collage, 3D art, ceramics, glass, and anything else used in the creative process. Emphasis was placed on items consistent with the bazaar’s bizarre theme!
There was continuous live music from 10-3.
Superb culinary creations by Jerry Landrum and his family were fabulous and sold out.
Participants set their own prices. The center of the bazaar space offered items participants donated . A portion (30%) of non-donated items will go to support the programs of Arts For All with an emphasis on scholarships for attendance of our programs for which fees and tuition are charged, with emphasis on those for young people. Most people selling items also offered items for sale with the entire price going to Arts for All and/or accepted reduced commissions. In all, Arts for All netted over $900.
This first bizarre bazaar was a success in every sense of the word. A steady stream of customers visited throughout the day. The weather was nice, the atmosphere relaxed and many patrons asked if we could do such bazaars on a regular basis. Doing so would probably spoil the fun, but the board promised to consider doing this again because it was GREAT.
As promised, Horace was on hand to listen and talk about anything patrons wanted to discuss. He is a man of few words, however he received $1 in tips for his advice. Check back here for pictures of the event to be posted soon.