Saturday, April 12, 2014

Sunnyslope Artwalk Spring 2014

Pretty Darned Great!

Like swallows to Capistrano, one special Saturday each April and October dozens of local artists return to the top of Central for Sunnyslope's Artwalk. 

A twice a year tradition since 2008, the festival features paintings, photographers, jewelers, metalsmiths, milliners, fine woodworking (those amazing handmade kaleidoscopes), chemists and all sorts of musicians. 

Artwalk begins just north of the Canal at Ruth Street in the courtyard of the big yellow architectural studio and extends all the way up to Dunlap.

Everything from Practical Art to Sorbet

Artwalk begin promptly at 5 PM and just as promptly starts shutting down at 9:00 PM. Hours that  make it perfect for families. The sidewalks fill with bicycles, folks of all ages, strollers and pups of every kind on the leash. And, when the sun sets the temps are always just perfect for strolling.

This spring a new section was established for food trucks (including Stacey's BBQ)! 

The whole event is sponsored by the best neighbor anyone could have John C. Lincoln Hospital. 

This year the event was brightened with the re-opening and new home of Karl's European Bakery (and his daughter Christine's artisan chocolate) and the grand opening of Paquime Street Foods of Mexico. Of course our old standby's Corbins Bar and Grill, Timo's (wood fired pizza and winebar ), El Pollo Loco, Via De Los Santos, Salvadorino and (of course) Grinder's Coffee Roasters! 

At Sunnyslope Center

It is sort of a First Friday done family style without any attitude at all. So, If you haven't visited "The Slope" in awhile, this is the perfect time to do it!

Roadboy's Travels © 2014

PS: Christina - My best to you! Your many years of hard work nurturing ArtWalk left us a great legacy!

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