It is cold and foggy outside this morning. I am happy to be cozy in my home imagining warmer days and planting in my garden. At this moment I am thinking about hearts, love, the meaning of Valentines Day, and our upcoming event at the Briscoe ArtWing, HeartFest 2012. HeartFest is a celebration of love, art, and music. This years gathering will take place at the old Briscoe elementary school, 265 North Main, Ashland, Oregon, on February 11 and 12, Saturday 10 ’till 6 and Sunday 11 ’till 5.
Thirty local artists and artisans are participating in our 6th annual HeartFest. Music is scheduled for both days (see schedule below), and tongue tingling food will be provided by Sultans Delight, Recession Candy Company, and Pennington Family Farm. Sultans Delight specializes in delicious gyro sandwiches and is a regular at Farmers Market in Ashland on Tuesdays. Pennington Family Farm has mouth watering cookies, turnovers, and berry jams. Recession Candy Company will have fresh out of the oven English toffee. If you have not tried this toffee, you are missing out. YUM!!!
If you are looking for that perfect gift this Valentines Day, I encourage you to come down to the Briscoe ArtWing and check out the new wares, grab a bite to eat, satisfy that sweet tooth, and enjoy the cool sounds of the guitar resonating through the halls. This is sure to be one of the best Valentines parties in Ashland. For more information please click here to go to the official HeartFest website (we still have a couple spaces available for artists).
I am asking all artists who are participating to display their favorite heart-art piece in a contest. Any participating artist can submit as many images, sculptures, carvings, etc. into the contest as they would like. You will get the opportunity to vote for your favorite heart. The winner of the contest will receive a free booth space at next years show, or at one of the Holiday Markets held at the ArtWing.
Hope to see you all out and about for HeartFest 2012. Hearts abound because love resounds, over and over, everywhere you go.
HeartFest Music Schedule
Saturday February 11
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Jeff Kloetzel
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cole Cullen w/ Richard Cole
Sunday February 12
11:30 am – 1:30 pm Martin Vee
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cantrell Maryott w/ Jaese Lecuyer & Jacquelene Ambrose