Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Ballston Patch Covers Saturday's Market

The Ballston Patch wrote such a fanatastic article about Saturday's show, I just have to share it with you here!

Nothing screams summer like an outdoor market under the sun. Art vendors showcased their work on Saturday at the Ballston Arts and Crafts Market in Welburn Square.
A large crowd of Arlingtonians came out to shop and soak up the sun while the acoustic mandolin-toting blues band Snakehead Run provided the upbeat tunes. The market meets every second Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m..
Under the tents was an impressive array of handmade pieces ranging from professional photographs to silk-screen printed pillows. Plus, the vendors are just as lovely as their crafts.
Bette of Bette's Bags greets customers with a friendly smile. Her stand also draws attention with its collection of colorful bags with great summer patterns.
"My daughter purchased an expensive designer bag and got tired of seeing other people wearing it. That's when I got the idea of making one-of-a-kind bags!" said Bette. Bette's Bags has its own website (www.bettesbags.com), but holds an even larger selection up for sale on its Etsy page. Check it out here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/bettesbags.
If you are looking for the perfect gift, bLugrn Design has beautiful jewelry made by the young and hip D.C.-dweller Lucia Hamilton. With colors like gold and teal, these accessories are perfect additions to a summer wardrobe. You can find their unique and trendy designs for women and men on their website: www.blugrndesign.com.
If the crafts did not strike your fancy, the market even held a free Saffron Yoga class on the grass in the middle of the square! After the free class, you could pick up a delicious organic crepe from the Solar Crepes truck situated on the edge of the market.
The next Ballston Arts and Crafts Market will be held on Saturday, July 9 at the same time. Gather your family and friends for this festive summer event you will never forget!
Thanks, Abby & Ginny, for the awesome write up!!