It’s not too late to celebrate National Beading Week! For those who don’t know, this is the third year for National Beading Week (NBW)! The dates are 29th July to 6th August 2017.
Thanks to Ken Rogers for letting us reproduce his list of Links.
At the recent Bead Society Bead Bazaar, Ken Rogers of the Culver City Rock & Mineral Club hosted a demo table and answered questions from attendees. The booth was very popular. Ken has shared his Resource Links with us. Continue reading Resource Links from the Answer Man!
As an artist I usually check out a venue before I become a vendor unless someone recommends it. But as you know there are no guarantees that the next one will be a hit! But it gives you an opportunity to talk to other artists, even make a few friends. So here are some upcoming events you may check out or have enough time to apply.
7/22-7/26 LA Gift Show-LA Convention. This is for retailers but if you have two forms of business ID (Letterhead, business card, business checks, retail license or business license) you can attend. Since I incorporate one-of-a-kind items in my jewelry, I will certainly find them there.
7/28-7/30 Bead and Design Show– Hilton Pasadena
7/30-7/31 Malibu Art Festival, Malibu Civic Center
8/6-8/7 San Diego Bead Bazaar, Scottish Rite Center, San Diego
8/10-8/26 California Open Exposition– Bergamont Station, Santa Monica
8/14 Hillcrest City Festival, San Diego, Uptown District of Hillcrest
8/14 Carlsbad Arts In The Village-State & Grand Streets, Carlsbad
8/19-8/21 Gem Faire, Scottish Rite Center, San Diego
8/26-8/28 Gem Faire, Costa Mesa
8/26-8/28 Fiesta La Ballona, Veterans Park Culver City
9/25 Abbott Kinney Festival, Abbott Kinney Blvd, Venice
9/30-10/2 Harvest Festival, Ventura County Fairgrounds
10/7-10/9 Pasadena Festival of the Arts
10/8-10/9 Fall Art Show, Moorpark, Studio City
10/30 The Bead Society Bazaar, Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Culver City
11/11-11/13 Contemporary Craft Market, Pasadena Convention Center
11/12-11/13 American Indian Arts Marketplace at the Autry, Autry at Griffith Park
11/12-11/13 Jackalope Arts & Craft Fair, Pasadena Central Park (2nd round of juried application deadline Aug 26)
See our ongoing Bead Events page for lists of bazaars, fairs, art shows, etc.!
By Sylvia Humphrey