Saturday, July 22, 2017

What a Deal!

After the LAC Coop meeting this morning, I took advantage of visiting the 40West Farmer's Market in the parking lot of Lamar Station Plaza.
 
It's held every Saturday from June 3rd through October 7th from 9-2 pm.  There weren't a lot of stalls set up, but what was there offered a number of interesting and delicious looking items.
 
 Fresh baked goods, succulents, silk flower arrangements, the requisite fresh produce and even a food truck selling shaved ice and ice cream.
 
There was even a group doing yoga!

Tables set up in the middle allowed for a relaxing setting for shoppers to enjoy their snacks in the shade, which I'm sure little Nevi the puppy appreciated!
 
 I walked away with a bounty of fresh veggies from Miller Farms -- everything you can fit in a bag for $10.  I almost felt guilty with the amount of produce I hauled away -- now to start cooking!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Chandeliers in trees and other ideas...

The LAC's 2017 Garden Tour offered up an array of intriguing outdoor decorating ideas, lots of beautiful flowers to photograph, vegetable gardens to drool over and a fun time with friends and family.  The kids, and kids at heart enjoyed two railroad gardens, complete with manicured plants scaled to the miniature train towns.  The weather couldn't have been better, and back at the gallery, lunch was served for the 170 ticket holders who enjoyed the delicious salads, gazpacho and drinks.  Lots of garden art on the walls and shelves made it home with gallery visitors, and representatives from the CSU Extension offered advice on everything from bee-keeping to emerald ash borer prevention. Putting on a fundraiser of this magnitude required a lot of hard work and time from many volunteers, and thanks go to them for all their hard work, as well as the homeowners and gardeners who volunteered their beautiful and well-tended gardens for the tour.  And now, we look forward to next year's tour!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Sneak Peak at the LAC Garden Tour

If you haven't bought your tickets for the LAC Garden tour yet, here's just a little enticement to do so.  The weather will be perfect, the gardens are well watered and in bloom, and the gardeners' creativity and hard work is showing in many ways.  Volunteers and volunteer gardeners were allowed a preview this evening, since we'll all be busy tomorrow.  Here's just a sneak peak at what you'll see tomorrow!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Mountainside Art Guild at Lakewood Arts Gallery

Stop in to see the latest from the Mountainside Art Guild, currently on display at the Lakewood Arts Gallery through the end of the month.  Lots of colorful, creative pieces ready to go home to grace your walls.  Here's just a taste:

Monday, May 8, 2017

New Art, New Artists

Being part of a co-op gallery, as I have for the last 8 years, provides inspiration and excitement from seeing new artwork show up on the walls and in the display cases every couple of months.  On Saturday, the 30 or so members of the Lakewood Arts Gallery Co-op showed up for a potluck meeting and art change-out.  We've recently added some new members, from jewelry artisans to potters to painters.  You'll just have to stop by the gallery to steep yourself in this wave of creativity!  Here's a few photos from the recent change-out.



Saturday, April 8, 2017

Fun at First Friday!

April's First Friday Art Walk brought out the crowds at the Lakewood Arts Gallery.  Many were there to see the exhibit in the Acorn Gallery: Milestones IV featuring the work of longtime LAC member, Kathleen Brandes Douglas, Dr. Larry Douglas and family, along with Michelle Lundquist.  The exhibit was diverse and interesting, and sales of artwork were being rung up at the counter.

 Kathleen and some of her succulent photos.
 
 Two of Michele Lundquist's large pieces grace the walls.

Entertainment was provided by the Zant Duo performing their music,
 
and artist Joan Paschall was doing demos and delighting the visitors.


Of course lots of good food and drink was well received as visitors enjoyed the gallery

 Linda Harris mans the buffet table.
 
 Shirley Coen shows off her husband's latest jewelry creation.
 
then moved on to the other locales included in the 40West Arts District First Friday Art Walk.  Be sure to join us next month!