YO REDWOOD CITY: Last Call for ART on the Square and the PAL Blues Festival this Saturday!
I know you are going to come out and see the fine Artists & Crafters showcasing their creations on Hamilton@Broadway while you groove to the
7th Annual PAL BLUES, Art & BBQ Festival
Saturday, July 28th from 11:00 – 8:00PM
at Courthouse Square in downtown Redwood City.
To recap: The Redwood City PAL Blues, Arts and Bar-B-Que Festival features blues musicians from the Bay Area and beyond.In addition to the fabulous music, the Festival boasts a Bar-B-Que Cook-off Competition, plus over 20 unique artist booths of Art on the Square showcasing stunning art all day on Hamilton, adjacent to the Square. And you can win a $25 Gift Certificate good to use Saturday at any artist booth on Hamilton. Just visit any artist and fill out an entry form. The drawing will be held in the Square at 2:45. You must be present to win…how cool is that!
Proceeds from this fun and exciting family festival benefit the important programs of the Redwood City Police Activities League (PAL). The PAL offers prevention and intervention programs to the youth of the community including programs such as the citywide sports programs and after school programs.
For more info and to download the Blues Festival Program, go to: http://www.palbluesfestival.com/index.html
Now it is time to MEET YOUR LOCAL ARTIST: LANA PETROCCHI
Lana’s Creations produces all handmade items such as jean purses, and sports totes for local teams and custom orders for most others. She also makes pet beds, dog treat jars, lavender neck and eye pillows, potholder sets, walker/wheelchair bags and baby blankets to name a few. All items are one of a kind and her jean bags are original designs.
Lana‘s RWC roots go back a long way- she first learned to sew by taking a summer school class in the 7th grade at Kennedy Middle School. She challenged herself to learn new techniques and sew much more difficult projects, amazed at what she could create with a bunch of fabric and notions.
With two kids, Lana made all their Halloween costumes, Christmas and Easter outfits, a 1st Holy communion dress, and flower girl dresses. This led to some commissions to sew various costumes and dresses for various customers plus some alterations and repair work.
Fifteen years ago Lana worked in a San Carlos fabric store giving sewing lessons to girls 6 to 13. She eventually taught from her home, hoping to “bring back the lost art of sewing.” Lana says with pride, “I had some students that created beautiful and well constructed products. To this day, I have run into Moms of those students and find that they are still sewing!”
To contact Lana for some of her cool merchandise, or to make a custom order, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Better yet, do come and see her on Saturday at ART in the Square, on Hamilton, and check out her creations in person, and visit all the wonderful artists, and appreciate all the amazing local art and artists in and around RWC.
And don’t forget you can enter to win a $25 gift certificate at any artist booth on Hamilton. The drawing will be at 2:45 in the Square and you must be present to win.
Thanks for your support of PAL and local Art.
And remember, to always follow your H’art!
Special thanks to RWC Parks and Rec and to the San Mateo County Arts Commission for their support.