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Monday, October 17, 2011

Not on a Clothesline Art Show

The annual "Clothesline Art Show" in our community is held every Autumn.  It began as an exhibit for water colors, sketches and other drawings.  These works of art were attached to clotheslines and people would walk past them to look and to buy.

There are so many artists living here that the show expanded to include artisans of any medium.  So the clothesline is no longer used and the artists display their works on tables or easels.  But it seems everyone liked the name so the event is still called "Clothesline Art Show."

Last Saturday artists living within our community set up their works.


All of these are oil paintings.








These watercolors were spread out on easels.




This artist specializes in painting or drawing animals.




Hand knits are always good sellers.  A gourd artist is in the back.




My neighbors exhibited and sold some of her pottery.




Still more art to enjoy.



It was a great way to spend the morning.  They even had a food vendor with sandwiches, hot dogs and beverages.  We enoyed looking at all the art work even if we didn't find anthing to purchase.  Saturday was a weather perfect day and being out there was great.

13 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

What a beautiful day to be out and about so many creative folks....
I'm sorry to say our triip to your beautiful part of our state has been postponed....my hubby has a nasty head cold. We hope to get up there in the spring...
Madi and Mom

Ms. A said...

I'll bet I would have heard something calling my name and been forced to take it home!

Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

Looks like a fun outing!!

AROOOF!
Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

George said...

This looks like a great event with a catchy name. Saturday was absolutely gorgeous on our side of the mountains.

Rudee said...

What a nice way to spend the day and boost the local economy.

merrilymarylee said...

Looks like fun! Your mountain weather was beautiful, indeed, Saturday.

Tomorrow may be another story, huh? Didn't I hear that you have a chance of snow?

GOOSE said...

i like the name. something i would love to go to.
Goose

Andrea said...

What a lovely way to show their skills and a good venue of bonding and knowing the neighbors too, spread goodwill even. The name is also very endearing most especially with the old timers.

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love art shows like this....very cool!!! Your town is awesome.

KGMom said...

What a wonderful way to express creativity and neighborliness all at once.

Cicero Sings said...

Where I used to live, down at the coast, there was a family nursery farm that had "art in the garden" -- a similar idea. I always enjoyed going.

KB said...

You live in such a vibrant community. That sounds like a super fun morning, and it must be invigorating to have such creative neighbors.

NCmountainwoman said...

Thanks for commenting, everyone. We do enjoy this art show even when we don't purchase anything. It is a good time to see new aspects of your neighbors. I am so impressed with the talent they have.

merrily - We are definitely on the cool side but at our elevation we are not likely to get the snow. It is raining here and lots of leaves are falling as a result.

Andrea - Thanks for dropping by.