So to get you all excited about your creative adventure, we thought we'd share a couple things with you that we get asked a lot....
First, "what should I bring in my 'Basic Supply Kit'?" is one of our topmost questions. We consider this like your creative purse... of sorts. Stuff you'll probably need or that you wish you had on hand — in a pinch — while you're here. So, on the right here... is what we think are the top items you might need in your magic bag! So, in addition to your specific workshop supplies, you may want to bring along some of these popular items.
That covers Things to Bring. Now didn't I mention Lots of Shopping? Oh yeah! Our attendees are always asking, " What can I find at the on-site store? And when are they open?"
As always, Judy Gula and her fabulous Artistic Artifacts store have set up shop (pun intended) at our retreat as our exclusive On-Site Store! We love Judy for her tireless dedication to our creative adventurers, and of course for her awesome selection of hand dyed vintage linens & trims, coins, keys, beads, buttons, charms, metal, paper & fiber collage kits, vintage and new game pieces, surface design supplies, embellishments, craft tools and supplies, books, magazines inks, paints, rubber stamps and sooooo much more. So if you forget something, need something, or just have to have something... she's got it! And she'll even have a space set up to try out some of the latest and greatest products... so you'll know that you have to have them!!
The Artistic Artifacts on-site store hours
(same as the Art & Soul Office hours) will be:
Tuesday, April 23 — 3:00pm - 6pm
Wednesday - Friday, April 24 - 26 — 7:30am - 6pm
Saturday, April 27 — 7:30am - 5pm
Sunday, April 28 — 8am - 2pm
And then there's our Vendor Night Extravaganza!! "What time should I be there and who is vending?" We'll have a giant room full of vendors — which includes many of our very own instructors — offering original artwork, antique objects, fabrics, jewelry notions, collage items, assemblage and mixed media components, art supplies, vintage everything and more! Something for everyone. The vendor event is free to registered attendees and is open to the public for a fee of $10 at the door. A no-host bar will also be available to enhance your evening... and loosen your purse strings, LOL!
Here's a list of people and businesses you'll be able to shop on
Saturday Evening from 6pm - 9pm!
- Sally Jean
- Catherine Anderson
- Serena barton
- Clarissa Callissen
- Jen Crossley
- Doreen Kassel
- Erin Keck
- Kari McKnight
- Lynn Suprock - Simlpy Pretty Things
- Cheryl Strait
- Jean VanBrederode
- Sandra Wilson
- Kim St Jean
- Stephanie Rubiano
- Renewed Interest- Nancy Clark
- Collage Closet
- Found Objects
- Havana Banana
- Paper Gems
- Rusty & Crusty
- Vintage Rescue Squad
- Soulie Sandras - Sandra Koterba
- and maybe a few surprises!
So save a little money and leave a little extra space in your luggage and we'll see you there!