The weather may be calling this week for rain boots instead of stilettos..
But don’t worry, by next week, we’ll be getting the lovely Spring that we deserve. With the Cherry Blossoms in full bloom and the sun shining you’ll be out of the house before you can sneeze. But where can you go that’s fun, creative and inexpensive? Easy. I have one word for ya’ (albeit a compound one. SUGARLOAF
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg, April 8-10 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds is having its 36th annual spring show. The show will feature more than 250 juried artisans, 25 gourmet foods exhibitors, live music, cool demonstrations and children’s entertainment. The show’s theme, Artful Outdoors, will feature artisans whose unique handmade contemporary crafts and fine arts are inspired by nature.
Artists featured in Artful Outdoors draw inspiration from nature and the outdoor lifestyle to create handcrafted items ranging from rugged, forged iron fireplace tools and large contemporary outdoor sculpture to casual wooden furniture and garden and landscape ornaments. Jewelers draw from the shapes of butterflies and dragonflies to create pieces from simple, elegant necklaces and charms to ornate brooches.Dozens of artists use flowers to accent their work including blown glass vases shaped like blooming flowers, kiln-fired pottery with floral designs, floral fashions and accessories, and lifelike flowers made entirely of wood. Photographers, fine artists and painters capture nature in stunning realism through wildlife imagery and awe-inspiring landscapes.
Admission is good for all three days. Free parking is available. Want to go for FREE without paying admission? Go to our FACEBOOK page and become a FAN and then E-mail us to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address. We are giving away 4 tickets per entry. So 5 lucky fans will win. But be sure to enter, it’s like the lottery–if you don’t play you’ll never hit the jackpot. The official site is http://sugarloafcrafts.com/festivals/gaith/spring/
Vanessa Camozzi is the founder of DC on Heels.