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And the Wedgwood Art Festival is ON!

July 13th, 2013 by Support Staff

Scenes from this weekend’s Wedgwood Art Festival.

The festival runs under bright blue skies until 5 p.m. this afternoon and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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Wedgwood Art Festival starts Saturday!

July 12th, 2013 by Support Staff

“Awesome art in your neighborhood.”

That’s the motto of the Eighth Annual Wedgwood Art Festival, which runs Saturday and Sunday at the Hunter Farms Tree Lot, corner of 35th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 80th Street.

The festival is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

There’s music, food and art:

The juried art festival includes many returning favorites and many new artists primarily from NE Seattle. With a wide

variety of fine arts and crafts, there is something for everyone. Choose a new painting, print or photograph for that bare space on your wall. Pick out some jewelry for an evening out, or a new ceramic mug for your morning coffee. Add some whimsy to your garden with a new outdoor sculpture. Choose from beautiful glass, mosaics, sculpture, fiber arts and more to add to your collection.

For a full schedule of events visit the festival site.

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Wedgwood Art Festival is this weekend!

July 10th, 2012 by Support Staff

The Seventh Annual Wedgwood Art Festival gets rolling this Saturday and Sunday.

Hours both days are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hunter Farms, 7744 35th Ave. N.E.

The art festival is trying to get 400 “likes” on its Facebook page. (At this writing they are at 392.)

From a press release:

This year features a juried art festival, kids activities, community information, and more musical acts and food vendors than ever before. The festival is located on the Hunter’s Tree Farm lot, which was recently renovated courtesy of a grant from Tully’s Coffee and the Pomegranate Center, with the help of many local volunteers.

Read the full release, with more details, here.

New this year is a sponsor, Key Bank of Wedgwood, at 7307 N.E. 35th St. The bank won’t open until July 30th, with a  grand opening August 25, but until at the festival:

The first 500 attendees on Saturday and Sunday will receive a FREE Key Bank reusable bag filled with discount offers, coupons and a Wedgwood Art Festival pen! Stop by the Sponsorship Booth to get yours (1 per family) – they’re gonna go fast!

Homestreet Bank is also a sponsor, as are more than 25 other Wedgwood businesses.

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A plea for food bank donations – you can make them at Wednesday's Maple Leaf Summer Social or right here in Wedgwood

July 25th, 2011 by Support Staff

Make time this week to make a donation – food or money – to the North Helpline food bank.

One way would be to head over to the Maple Leaf Summer Social this Wednesday. (Here are photos from last year’s festivities.) But there are plenty of places to donate right here – last month the Wedgwood Ale House took in over 45 pounds of food for North Helpline.

The social runs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Maple Leaf Reservoir Park, Roosevelt Way Northeast at about Northeast 82nd Street. Among the 40 or so tables will be one with donation barrels for and information about North Helpline. The food bank also had a table at this month’s Wedgwood Art Festival.

The food bank, which serves northeast Seattle including Maple Leaf and Wedgwood, is struggling to meet vastly increased needs with decreased donations.

A plea last month brought in enough food to meet demand, but only temporarily.

“Today, my food bank manager conducted an inventory review and while we will get through the next few weeks, things look dire thereafter,” Amy Besunder, director of North Helpline, emailed today.

“In just 24 months we have seen a 63% increase in our client base and in August, a new (Seattle Housing Authority) building for 100 low-income families will open on our block. We are looking forward to having more affordable housing for struggling families, but I am definitely losing sleep in terms of thinking about my food stock and increased demand.”

She listed her needs for the next few months, and what it would cost if the food bank had to buy the food instead of getting it through donations.

  • 140 cases of Apple Juice $1,277
  • ½ Tomato Sauce and ½ Diced Tomatos @ 70 cases each $1,747
  • 140 Cases of Pork and Beans $2,218
  • 70 Cases of Tuna $1,277
  • 1/3 Chicken Noodle Soup, 1/3 Tomato Soup, 1/3 Vegetable Soup 140 Cases in total at $2,100
  • 140 Cases of Ramen Noodles at $840
  • 140 Cases of Spaghetti $2,436
  • 140 Cases of Mac & Cheese $1,344
  • 100 Bags of 50# Rice $2,150

Total: Over $17,000. “Unfortunately, we don’t have that kind of money to spend so if you can get the word out that those are our needs, it would be great,” Besunder said.

Don’t want to lug food to the park? You can donate at the North Helpline, 12736 33rd Ave. N.E., or at barrels at these businesses:

  • Walgreens Drug Store,14352 Lake City Way N.E.

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All roads this weekend lead to the Wedgwood Art Festival

July 9th, 2011 by Support Staff

Pirates  (with squirt guns) drive off an evil sea monster from Thistle Theatre.

On the first day of the annual Wedgwood Art Festival – bigger this year than ever – cars  lined 35th Avenue Northeast for what seemed like a mile in both directions.

The festival, in its second year at the Hunter Tree Farm, 35th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 80th Street, continues today until 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Full schedule details are here.

The juried art show includes more than double the booths from last year, with returning favorites and new artists primarily from northeast Seattle. With a wide variety of fine arts and crafts, there is something for everyone.

Here are more photos from Saturday.

Long lines formed for Veraci’s wood-fired pizza, based in Ballard.

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It's this weekend – the Wedgwood Art Festival!

July 5th, 2011 by Support Staff

The Sixth Annual Wedgwood Art Festival is upon us.

The popular festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10, at the Hunter Tree Farm, 35th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 80th Street.

The juried art show is twice last year’s size, and don’t forget the music! A press release is here, and full schedule details are here. Photos from last year’s festival are here on Facebook.

Plus, the weekend weather forecast is great!

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Artist lineup announced for Wedgwood Art Fest

June 1st, 2010 by Kate Bergman

The names of the artists for this year’s Wedgwood Art Festival have just been announced. Almost two dozen artists will show off jewelry, paintings, woodwork, pottery, and glass. You can see the complete list here.

The festival takes place Saturday, July 17 at the Hunter Farms Tree Lot near the Wedgwood Presbyterian Church.

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