Happy ArtPrize! Today marks the opening day of ArtPrize Eight, which I'm celebrating by sharing some of my favorite images from last year's competition. As a fan of both art and people-watching, you can bet I'll be spending plenty of time downtown over the next few weeks. There are so many great spaces to visit! I'm always impressed by Kendall's show at the Fed Galleries, and Calvin's 106 Gallery definitely qualifies as a must-see. Tell me, which venue is on your can't-miss list?

Arts & Eats

If things seem a little quiet around here, it might have something to do with the fact that I'm preparing to be a part of Arts & Eats this coming October! Early this spring, Christine Weber, the founder of and creative genius behind Hilltop Designs, encouraged me to apply to Arts & Eats and graciously volunteered to share her space with me should I get accepted. Fast forward a few months, and I'm excited to announce that I will be selling a variety of prints and paper goods during the tour!

Arts & Eats will take place October 17 and 18 from 10AM - 5PM. I'll be greeting customers at 1009 West Allegan Street in downtown Martin 109 128th Street in downtown Hopkins, which happens to be the new retail and shipping location for Hilltop Designs. You can take a peek at Hilltop's Etsy store to get a preview of the amazing soaps and personal care products that will be available for sale. As an extra bonus, the grand opening celebrations for this brand new store will coincide with Arts & Eats.

If there are any specific prints or products that you'd like to see me carry, send me an email or drop me a line through the contact form. October will be here in the blink of an eye, so be sure to save the date!