Sunday, June 9, 2013

a sampling of the ARTisans' Cafe

the D.J.
the sound man
the sax musician
Alex Lawrence, a friend of mine
Alex's business, Brown Box Imports, a line of shaving products

Todd Parsons, @earringguy

Styledentity, another jewelry line

the treats are indescribably delicious from Sweets and Soirees

an artist and his work

Henleava jewelry collection on display

Nurse Nicole Enterprises, Educating the World with Nursing

Elegba Folklore Society

the above group offering $1.00 off tickets for Juneteenth 2013, in RVA on June 14-15

beautiful handmade bags

and hats

a colorful jewelry line

orange octopus studio was showing tie-dyed apparel and accessories

Julian Greene, Artist and Founder of the Bearded Ancestor Brand

Two of his paintings

Toni Jordan Hung, the force behind

DashAveri, vintage and thrifted redesigns 

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On Saturday evening, I attended the ARTisans Café, held on the Observation Deck of City Hall from 6-10 pm.  It's a comfortable space for an event and the views of the city are spectacular. 
As I entered the deck, I was warmly greeted by Melody Short and Adrienne Cole, part of the team for the ARTisan Café.  The DJ was spinning tunes and later, a musician played the sax.
There was a good size crowd, wine to drink and food to munch.  A table full of treats was available through Sweeties and Soirees.  A variety of booths with friendly artists and artisans was well-stocked with temptations.  I saw some old friends, made some new friends and enjoyed myself.  When I left around 9 pm, there were as many people as when I arrived and a talented female vocalist was warming up with an equally talented female trumpeter.  The ARTisan Café staff is planning more events and I recommend that you keep them on your radar.  More fun to come...
Judy aka anthrofashionist