After yesterday’s Hollywood-style hob-knobbing at the TIFF All-Star Luncheon, it was lovely to walk in the sunshine among the beautiful gardens and homes of old Cabbagetown during this year’s Arts & Crafts show, street festival and yard sales. www.cabbagetownartsandcrafts.org
The neighbourhood welcomed families and visitors who all ended up in the Riverdale park to browse the artists’ tents. Below are some of my favourite booths, starting with Karola Steinbrecher of Schomberg, Ontario www.karola.ca I LOVE her work and want the red canvas 3rd down next to her in this photo (below).
Emily Millar (www.emilymillar.com) presented some beautiful pieces, all of which would look fabulous in my home (sigh…no money this month for art collecting!)Giampietro Filippetti (below) is a very talented mosaic artist and his work really appealed to me www.filippetti.ca Stunning tiny mosaic pieces form swirling, colourful pieces, any of which would go well in my home.
Carlo Allion’s work is very familiar to me – I first met him at the Artists’ Project several months ago and was intrigued with his work – very “steampunk”, very imaginative. Check out his website: www.carloallion.com
Amanda Fasken has an amazing gift – she uses old vintage photos as part of her mixed media/acrylic collages (below). I blew the dust out of my wallet and found $20 that bought me a small piece that is now proudly on show over my desk. www.amandafasken.com Here are a few more fun pics from my day in Cabbagetown….