Danforth East Arts Fair slated for weekend

News Sep 16, 2011 by Danielle Milley East York Mirror

The Danforth East Arts Fair not only gives people the chance to purchase art, but it also gives them the chance to watch it being made.

The annual community event is back for a third year with an expanded lineup of live arts and crafts demonstrations in East Lynn Park on Sept. 17 and 18.

An eclectic range of approximately 50 artisans will set up in the park to sell their handmade wares and several will demonstrate their talents.

"The fair will be a great place to get an early start on shopping for unique Christmas gifts and housewarming presents," said Mary Cowan, one of the fair's volunteer organizers.

"Where else can you buy one-of-a-kind jewelry, a fuzzy monster purse and a high-quality oil painting in one place?"

This year's lineup features Horst Herget, a professional photographer who lives in East York. He will be offering tintype portraiture in the park.

Dating back to the 1860s, tintyping is a photographic process that produces images on pieces of black tin for a stunning, old-time feel. After posing for two seconds, people can watch Herget and his team use a chemical recipe to create their images. The keepsakes will be ready to take home within an hour.

"I constantly find myself seeking out opportunities to stay connected to the artistic aspects of my craft," Herget said. "At our booth, visitors can watch most of the steps of the process as their images develop right before their eyes."

The event is an initiative of the Danforth East Community Association, which strives to make the community a more vibrant place. The fair is not only an event for locals, but also showcases the work of many locals as about half of the participating artists live on the streets near the park.

The fair also features artists traveling from as far away as Montreal and Windsor to participate.

Exhibitors include The Married Spinsters, a yarn spinning and rug hooking duo from Markdale, Ont., who will demonstrate how to craft yarn on an antique wooden spinning wheel; Priya Rajan of Meter by Metre, a local artisan who makes funky vegan bags and purses in bold graphic prints and modern designs; and Laura Moran of Scarborough's Tranquility Jewelry Design, who will be selling her intricate wire crochet jewelry adorned with semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls.

Shopping hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Artwork prices range from $5 to more than $300, ensuring there is something for every budget and taste. The fair will also feature live entertainment and food sales. East Lynn Park is located at 1949 Danforth Ave., west of Woodbine Avenue.

Danforth East Arts Fair slated for weekend

News Sep 16, 2011 by Danielle Milley East York Mirror

The Danforth East Arts Fair not only gives people the chance to purchase art, but it also gives them the chance to watch it being made.

The annual community event is back for a third year with an expanded lineup of live arts and crafts demonstrations in East Lynn Park on Sept. 17 and 18.

An eclectic range of approximately 50 artisans will set up in the park to sell their handmade wares and several will demonstrate their talents.

"The fair will be a great place to get an early start on shopping for unique Christmas gifts and housewarming presents," said Mary Cowan, one of the fair's volunteer organizers.

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"Where else can you buy one-of-a-kind jewelry, a fuzzy monster purse and a high-quality oil painting in one place?"

This year's lineup features Horst Herget, a professional photographer who lives in East York. He will be offering tintype portraiture in the park.

Dating back to the 1860s, tintyping is a photographic process that produces images on pieces of black tin for a stunning, old-time feel. After posing for two seconds, people can watch Herget and his team use a chemical recipe to create their images. The keepsakes will be ready to take home within an hour.

"I constantly find myself seeking out opportunities to stay connected to the artistic aspects of my craft," Herget said. "At our booth, visitors can watch most of the steps of the process as their images develop right before their eyes."

The event is an initiative of the Danforth East Community Association, which strives to make the community a more vibrant place. The fair is not only an event for locals, but also showcases the work of many locals as about half of the participating artists live on the streets near the park.

The fair also features artists traveling from as far away as Montreal and Windsor to participate.

Exhibitors include The Married Spinsters, a yarn spinning and rug hooking duo from Markdale, Ont., who will demonstrate how to craft yarn on an antique wooden spinning wheel; Priya Rajan of Meter by Metre, a local artisan who makes funky vegan bags and purses in bold graphic prints and modern designs; and Laura Moran of Scarborough's Tranquility Jewelry Design, who will be selling her intricate wire crochet jewelry adorned with semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls.

Shopping hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Artwork prices range from $5 to more than $300, ensuring there is something for every budget and taste. The fair will also feature live entertainment and food sales. East Lynn Park is located at 1949 Danforth Ave., west of Woodbine Avenue.

Danforth East Arts Fair slated for weekend

News Sep 16, 2011 by Danielle Milley East York Mirror

The Danforth East Arts Fair not only gives people the chance to purchase art, but it also gives them the chance to watch it being made.

The annual community event is back for a third year with an expanded lineup of live arts and crafts demonstrations in East Lynn Park on Sept. 17 and 18.

An eclectic range of approximately 50 artisans will set up in the park to sell their handmade wares and several will demonstrate their talents.

"The fair will be a great place to get an early start on shopping for unique Christmas gifts and housewarming presents," said Mary Cowan, one of the fair's volunteer organizers.

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"Where else can you buy one-of-a-kind jewelry, a fuzzy monster purse and a high-quality oil painting in one place?"

This year's lineup features Horst Herget, a professional photographer who lives in East York. He will be offering tintype portraiture in the park.

Dating back to the 1860s, tintyping is a photographic process that produces images on pieces of black tin for a stunning, old-time feel. After posing for two seconds, people can watch Herget and his team use a chemical recipe to create their images. The keepsakes will be ready to take home within an hour.

"I constantly find myself seeking out opportunities to stay connected to the artistic aspects of my craft," Herget said. "At our booth, visitors can watch most of the steps of the process as their images develop right before their eyes."

The event is an initiative of the Danforth East Community Association, which strives to make the community a more vibrant place. The fair is not only an event for locals, but also showcases the work of many locals as about half of the participating artists live on the streets near the park.

The fair also features artists traveling from as far away as Montreal and Windsor to participate.

Exhibitors include The Married Spinsters, a yarn spinning and rug hooking duo from Markdale, Ont., who will demonstrate how to craft yarn on an antique wooden spinning wheel; Priya Rajan of Meter by Metre, a local artisan who makes funky vegan bags and purses in bold graphic prints and modern designs; and Laura Moran of Scarborough's Tranquility Jewelry Design, who will be selling her intricate wire crochet jewelry adorned with semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls.

Shopping hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Artwork prices range from $5 to more than $300, ensuring there is something for every budget and taste. The fair will also feature live entertainment and food sales. East Lynn Park is located at 1949 Danforth Ave., west of Woodbine Avenue.