Thursday, June 4, 2009

Laurelhurst Art Walk '09

The annual Laurelhurst Art Walk took place a few weeks ago, and it was an event not to be missed. I spoke with several artists and jewelry makers displaying their goods for sale, and even though the economy is in a down-turn (hopefully soon an up-turn) plenty of people came to show support for the artistic community.

It was the perfect day for it, 80 degrees, not a cloud in the sky, slight breeze, the smell of fresh cut grass and new beginnings. My friend Neyda joined me, and we walked the loop around Laurelhurst taking in the art and cute houses out of our respective price ranges.

It only happens once a year, so make sure you put it on your calendar for next time.

What follows are what I consider the highlights of the art walk. This is just the tip of the artistic iceberg, of course. There were far too many things for me to include all of them here. If you see something wrong, please let me know. I did my best to get all the info about the art as I was taking the pictures, but I am only human.

I spoke with artist Bonita Davis, her original oil paintings are inspired by real life. More of her work can be found at
This is the work of Whimsical Wonders: Darla Murray and Bridget Smith. Recycled glass garden sculptures.

Super cute "mixed collage" bibs by Heather Lee.

The neighborhood.

Some lovely wisteria hanging from a garage opposite Laurelhurst Park.

These necklaces are très chic and they can be found at

The concrete garden sculptures (also by Spin Designs Inc.) remind me of a scene out of "Labyrinth".

Sweet wearable treats and adorable jewelry of the Gum Drop Shop.

More wares from the Gum Drop Shop.

I couldn't resist taking a picture of this fuzzy little plant. It was soooo soft!

Functional glass designs by Debra Galaty.

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