The West End is a very unique neighborhood and so it is not surprising that our residents are an interesting mix of individuals. We are fortunate to have many creative folks- artists, performers, tinkerers and the like. In fact, a West Ender is not all that surprised to see a handmade human powered vehicle or even a marching band on our streets. Pretty cool, eh? We will now boast about a few:
June- 2nd & 3rd; 9 & 10th- West End Artist, Bob Ankers is featured in the 18th annual Art at the Source Tour. Bob works in a wide variety of materials and makes mobiles, sculptures and paintings and will hold his W. 7th Street studio/home open for the Art at the Source tour weekends. Tour held two weekends . Art at the Source Catalog (Bob is # 95 on Page 21).
June 2nd, Saturday & June 3rd, Sunday- Moonlight Quilters of Sonoma County: Wine Country Quilt Show. The Moonlight Quilters of So. Co. holds an Annual Quilt Show on the first full weekend in June. West End’s own Gina Stateler-Calhoun is a featured Quilt Artist. This wonderful exhibit of creativity is open to the public. There a huge number of quilts to view, numerous quilting-related vendors selling their wares and a Boutique where you can buy items from guild members. $10 for both days Location: Santa Rosa Veterans Building 1351 Maple Avenue Time: Sat, June 2nd 10-5; Sun June 3rd 10-4
Awesome Spruce Deuce- 2012 Kinetic Grand Championship results. West Ender Skye Barnett and David Farish created a marvelous contraption that could successfully navigate over land, sand and even water. (Yes! It floated.) In addition to the admiration and praise from their fans, they received two awards: You Klever Rascal (best non-ACE engineering) award & the Golden Dinosaur. Congratulations dynamic duo! More photos, video and info at The N. C. Journal, Humboldt County
Church Marching Band– Yes, there is a marching band headquartered right in the West End! Bocce attendees were entertained last Friday by the Church Marching Band. The band members were on their way to Seattle’s HONK! Fest West- a free, three-day, community-supported music festival devoted to marching bands, drum corps, samba lines, and anything acoustic and mobile that makes a ruckus. See what you miss when you don’t make it to Bocce?
Artist and Performers : Are you a West End performer, artist or other talented individual? Don’t be shy! Share your performance dates and events with the neighborhood. We want to support you. (We want to brag too.) Contact Lea Barron-Thomas at westend @sonic.net Please give at least a week’s notice for events.
The West End Neighborhood where urbanism, preservation, art and people come together! For the latest updates, crime alerts, full calendar of events and photos- go the West End Neighborhood website. Click Here!