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Monday, November 16, 2009

The Whimsical Women



By Rachel H and Guest Blogger Liz S

Mark your calendars right now!
Whimsical Women Fall Art Sale
Saturday, November 21, 2009 (rain date Sunday November 22)
10 AM to 2:30 PM
2233 Vienna Dozier Rd. in beautiful Pfafftown

Yes, there is so much to do this weekend in the Triad, but I am reserving a few hours on Saturday to attend this wonderful event inspired and created by local women like yourself. There is not one individual word to describe this event, so our guest blogger Liz summed it up like this, "Funky. Eclectic. Whimsical. Fabulous. Recycled. Ultra-cool. Inspirational. FUN!"

This is an event not to miss. The 13th annual Fall Sale features all hand-crafted works of art in metal, glass, clay, fiber, paper, wood, and much more. Shop the gamut from sculpture, collage, garden art, and mosaics to jewelry, wearable art, pottery, and decorative treasures. Join over 65 artists for a day of creative celebration. There is nothing else quite like it in the Triad.

Whimsical Women was founded 13 years ago by Luli and Linda, 2 very creative sisters who wanted to honor their mother’s memory through art. The first event started as a small show and each year has grown as other female artists have asked to join in. The group is now over 125 artists strong from all over North Carolina, so you may be surprised to see a familiar face of a friend who is showing off her artwork this year as well. Whimsical Women gives new artists the opportunity to put their artwork out to the public through a network of support and encouragement.


The Whimsical Women Art Shows have always focused on celebrating women artists and creating a festive atmosphere for all to enjoy. There are 2 Sales each year: one in Pfafftown in the fall and one in the Chapel Hill area in early May.

As you can tell from the photos throughout this blog, there is a little something for everyone. As if this display of artwork and creativity was not enough, delicious food and refreshments will also be served. A bonus for all the mommies out there who can't come solo to the show - children can enjoy hayrides and a small petting farm! Don't these women just think of everything?


Please make yourself a note that this is cash and checks only. Parking available on site at the farm. As far as actually entering this event ... free! Can you think of a better way to spend your morning? Gather your girlfriends and we'll see you at the farm!


The Whimsical Women Art Shows have always focused on celebrating women artists and creating a festive atmosphere for all to enjoy. There are 2 Sales each year: one in Pfafftown in the fall and one in the Chapel Hill area in early May. We hope to see you at this one on Saturday!

Directions:
From Greensboro and points east:
Take I-40 West to Winston-Salem
Take Exit 188 (421 North toward Wilkesboro)
Take Exit 242 (Lewisville-Clemmons Rd)
Stay straight at the top of the ramp
Go 3 miles and turn right at the light onto Shallowford Rd
Go 0.3 miles and yurn left onto Lewisville-Vienna Rd
Go 3 miles and turn left onto Yadkinville Rd
Go 0.2 miles and turn right onto Vienna-Dozier Rd
After 0.3 miles, look for 2233 on the right
There will be a Whimsical sign!
If lost call Luli 336-671-1222 or Linda 919-218-4219




7 comments:

Down Home DIY said...

Woo hoo. My favorite event of the year. Come on by. Grab your girlfriends or your family for a relaxing day out. Stop by my booth and say hi!
~Marybeth

Rae said...

I had never heard of this before, but it sounds inredible. The crafts in the photos are so cool. Can't wait to come check everything out.

Kari Foster Allison said...

This is the best, most inspirational show ever! Awesome women, awesome site. There are some very talented women in our community. Great, unique holiday gifts! If you are not there, you are definitely square....or stuck at a soccer game...

Amy said...

Triad Smarty Pants is always my go-to website to find things to do on the weekends! I always check back at your posts on Wednesdays that list the events for the weekend and we always find something fun to do. I appreciate you highlighting events such as this one and the Festival of Trees. I have heard about both, but have never known the details. Thanks for the 4-1-1!

Anonymous said...

I am sad that I willnot be able to go. Good luck ladies!!

ashley

maythi said...

I had never heard of this event! Thanks for highlighting this great group of creative women. I think the weather is supposed to be beautiful on Saturday too!

Anonymous said...

We had the most enjoyable morning here with girlfriends today! Thank you for letting me know about this. I think it will be an annual tradition!

J.R.

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