The Plaza Art Fair

The family at the Plaza Art Fair.

The family at the Plaza Art Fair.

It was a beautiful day for the closing day of the 83rd annual Plaza Art Fair.  The weather was a perfect 75 degrees.  Our family was joined by Susan and Katie Hobbs and Ellie Wheeler.  It was so fun to watch the girls wander in the art booths and discuss what they liked about the pieces.  There's nothing better than original art and I wish I could afford more it.  My favorite artist was there again and I was able to catch up a little Cali Hobgood.  She does a piece that I adore and Vince got it for me as a house warming gift.  She has added to her collection and I now have my eye on  "cotton candy" and the "red purse".  Find her website here.  http://www.photographsbycali.com

This year I wish I would have added a jack from N to my collection of art.  The 3-d jacks were cool and reasonable but I passed and it may be that piece that I think about all year.  Hopefully he comes back next year and I won't hesitate.

Now the food, you can't beat street vendors.  Most of the restaurants that occupy the plaza constructed booths with customer favorites for sale.  I partook in the lobster tacos from Zocola. The kids had chocolate cones, a walkable version of the chocolate bag, from McCormick and Schmicks, and Drew had the Nachos but I'm not sure where we grabbed those goodies.  I do regret not finding the Capital Grille booth earlier because the steak sandwich sounded amazing.  

So a successful day.  Some good family and friend time.  I feel like a good parent because I brought culture to the children (truth be known they were probably most excited they spotted Nikki, the reality star from Bachelor, but oh well).  And everyone was well feed.  So it's on my calendar for next year.

A perfect day for art and clearly we weren't the only ones that felt that way.

A perfect day for art and clearly we weren't the only ones that felt that way.

Everyone checking out the 3D art.

Everyone checking out the 3D art.

Talking to Cali about her pieces and her vacation plans.  Always fun to hear what she has going on.

Talking to Cali about her pieces and her vacation plans.  Always fun to hear what she has going on.

I'll be honest it's no place for those scared of a crowd.  My mom talked my dad into going this year but I think she'll be coming with us next year :)

I'll be honest it's no place for those scared of a crowd.  My mom talked my dad into going this year but I think she'll be coming with us next year :)

I loved the colors.

I loved the colors.

Ellie, Ellie and Katie.

Ellie, Ellie and Katie.

Drew and I posing.

Drew and I posing.

So much people watching to do as well.  Really a visual treat everywhere we looked.

So much people watching to do as well.  Really a visual treat everywhere we looked.

Ellie Wheeler joked, "this represents how I feel on the inside".  Then giggled.  

Ellie Wheeler joked, "this represents how I feel on the inside".  Then giggled.