Friday, October 2, 2009

Guest Blogger, Mitch Cohen on First Saturday Arts Market!!!


Today's post is submitted by my guest blogger, Mitch Cohen. He is one of my dear friends and runs the First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights. You might recall that I have written about this in the past, but I'd like to give him an opportunity to promote it again, because it is so awesome and so much fun!!!

Mitch's post:

Danelle Reed- She walked right out of that room laughing and stopped right in front of me and looked me up and then down. Cocked one eye brow and said, "You WORK here or something?" I knew then that Danelle was someone special. No, I don't mean on the short bus but thats not what I'd tell her.

A few months later Danelle told me she started a blog and wanted to feature my First Saturday Arts Market. I was excited! Because I knew with her slightly off sense of humor she would make it all shiny and new again. Danelle has just the right touch of witticism and discerning eye to keep your attention when she talks and writes.


It is no surprise to me that Danelle has found success in the Real Estate business. She is all about building relationships, and that is probably the most important part of the real estate business. Danelle is special, I know that because she picked me out right off the bat!


This Saturday begins the sixth fall/winter season of the First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights. I hope that Danelle's clients give her at least an hour to come and visit, poke fun at me and do some shopping. Of course everyone is invited! Danelle may choose to come around noon and catch Fahl & Folk while munching on a chocolate covered cheesecake on a stick from the ice cream truck. Or she may grab her hubby Robert and come late in the day to hear Houston's soul-rocker, Kenneth Scott at 4pm. Robert will have to sit and sip a cold one with me while you shop Danelle.


Either way, Danelle will have plenty to write about after meeting all the wonderful artists. Like Ralph & Nell Parker from McKinney, Texas with Ralph's wonderful gauche landscapes. There are three artists from Dayton Texas. Maybe Danelle can tell me where that is! There's original jewelry in glass, silver and even paper! Metal sculptors, wood and hand made pens. Paintings, photography and knitted scarves on site for the fast approaching brisk Houston winter. The knitting is done by my own drama teacher from Junior High. Danelle is going to want to speak to her I'm certain. This month there is also a wide assortment of pottery and ceramic artists!


So thanks Danelle, you really are a wonderful person, despite all the ribbing. (both ways)


The Heights 1st Saturday shopping shuttle runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market is located on the parking lot of Wind Water Asian Antiques Gallery at 548 W. 19th St. at Lawrence St. Parking and admission are free.


For more information about the First Saturday Art Market, call 713-802-1213 or visit the website
www.FirstSaturdayArtsMarket.com which also lists all the artists in attendance, including an archive from the past three years of shows.

Awww, isn't he a sweetcheek? Here is a pic from my previous post on the Arts Market:




First Saturday in the Heights Arts Market Press Release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 25, 2009


FOR MORE INFORMATION
CONTACT: Mitch Cohen
832-273-4798
artvalet@gmail.com

First Saturday Arts Market returns to daytime hours Saturday, Oct. 3, with fine art and soul rocking entertainment

The First Saturday Arts Market returns to daytime hours on Saturday, Oct. 3, after a summer of successful evening shows. Houston's only monthly outdoor fine arts event, the Market will be open on the first Saturdays of each month through May from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the parking lot of Wind Water Gallery in the Heights.

First Saturday Arts Market features local and regional artists whose offerings include original paintings, photography, jewelry, sculpture, wood and metal arts, ceramics and fiber arts. And, if you mix in a little character from area farmers markets, throw in an ice cream truck on steroids, the best local talent up front entertaining -- all under dozens of white canopied tents -- visitors will find themselves in the middle of a mini arts festival in full swing.

Kenneth Scott, Houston's soul-rocker, will be the featured performer in October. Scott considers himself as much of a spiritual activist as a songwriter & performer.
Market manager Mitch Cohen describes Scott's performance, "I first heard Kenneth performing at a wine bar, and I literally rushed through the crowd to the stage to see if he was real. The passion in his singing is awesome, I knew he'd fit right in at the market. His songs are full of themes that are common to all and link the human condition to a higher purpose. He performs with the punch of a modern day prophet, displaying a fury in his live shows that will make even the cynical believe."
Scott is scheduled to perform at 4 p.m. with John Hatfield.

A member of the Houston Heights Association's Heights 1st Saturday event in continuous operation since the Spring of 2004, the art market -- along with its host, Wind Water Gallery --are on the complementary shopping shuttle route that circulates the neighborhood on this busy shopping day. The free air conditioned shuttle service offered to visitors makes shopping the Heights a truly unique experience.

Upcoming dates for the market are Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5

The Heights 1st Saturday shopping shuttle runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market is located on the parking lot of Wind Water Asian Antiques Gallery at 548 W. 19th St. at Lawrence St. Parking and admission are free.
For more information about the First Saturday Art Market, call 713-802-1213 or visit the website www.FirstSaturdayArtsMarket.com which also lists all the artists in attendance, including an archive from the past three years of shows.

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