Artists for a Better World returned to the Chili Bowl Arts and Crafts faire a second year in a row on Dec 7 and 8, 2019. This annual faire is held at the McGroarty Arts Center in Tujunga, CA – and brings the community together right before the holidays.
Though the weather was rainy and dark, the art and music uplifted spirits, as well as the tasty chili served in bowls that were hand crafted by McGroarty’s ceramics students.
AFABW member Kathy Tollman, who joined us last year, had displays of her stained glass and digital art creations. Kathy started doing more art since joining AFABW, and also joined the Sunland Tujunga Art Association this past year. There was also art by Becky Mate and Nico Vosloo. Attendees who came by the booth were drawn in by the variety of art, and expressed interest in purchases.
Barbara Cordova sold 2 of her “Mission of the Artist” books and one CD of the same title. See Missionoftheartist.com for info on her works. Lallah Rowe sold 3 of her books entitled “The Flame of Magic”– including one to Joe DeCenzo, Poet Laureate. Lallah’s books are available on Amazon.com. There was also a sale of the AFABW Childrens book entitled The Quest We Share by Richard Rensberry.
We made friends with artists and art appreciators, and gave them info on AFABW and got contact info from 25 of those visiting the booth. We also surveyed them on which events they would like to attend at the upcoming AFABW art festival on April 18th, 2020. There were about 75 who came to our booth over the weekend.
Lallah is on the Sunland Tujunga Neighborhood council and some from the council came to our booth and expressed interest in AFABW, including Liliana Sanchez, President of the council – who is also a Middle Eastern dancer.
They made friends with artists and art appreciators, and gave them info on AFABW and got contact info from 25 of those visiting the booth. They also surveyed them on which events they would like to attend at the upcoming AFABW art festival on April 18th, 2020. There were about 75 who came to the booth over the weekend. Attendees were very interested in the purpose of AFABW which is to create a better world through aesthetics. The group has been actively taking part in many events in their community and bringing like-minded artists together.