Then, this last weekend was the Smoky Hill River Festival, the most fun that happens in Salina each year. For just a $10 button, our whole brood gathers for a weekend of live music, fine arts, unique crafts and more food than we can sample in 3days. My daughter, Nicole, and I enjoy checking out all the inspiring art, especially the jewelry and art created with found and vintage objects - too cool! Even 8 yr-old Aleece looks forward to choosing a special piece after examining all the options in every booth. This year, she selected a beautifully made blown glass flower. She even asked the artist for his card so she could keep it with her treasure. I'll share a pic when her Mom sends one. Some of the other offerings...
Pottery of all shapes and sizes,
Delicate looking glass sculptures, (it didn't take us very long to look in this booth with all the breakables)
Tattoo art on boxes and signs,
And a 3-d framed piece that pointed out looked just like one of my quilts. She has a discerning eye and is a budding artist, for sure.
Besides all the wonderful art and food, the whole park is decorated with giant installations difficult to capture in a picture, and local art teachers who work with their students to wrap trees and paint the sidewalks. The whole experience is awesome.
Watch tomorrow for last week's winner and a new giveaway.