Well, it’s almost here “letter writing month” and I’m all in so not only will friends and angels in disguise get something from me. I also participate in mail Art. Now what would that be or how does that look? Both activities are endorsed by the National Association of Letter Carriers. The deadline for the Graceful Envelope contest I am sorry to say is in just a few days. However, our Local Mail Art Project has another two weeks till it’s over and we display all our entries at a local venue. No one is denied or censored. Someone will absolutely love your letter regardless of coffee stains, and not so perfect cursive. Historically it binds families and we have a connection to the loved ones from the past. No ordinary card produced by the hundreds but something priceless from the heart. A very special surprise when it arrives at its destination.
found this when I googled mail art Lake Worth and many more. lol
We in Lake Worth were gifted with envelopes from around the world when we turned 100 and also received many from locals who participated. AnnaMaria Windisch-Hunt gave free lessons impromptu at the Towers, senior living at the LWAL , in summer camp, now she is scheduled to do the same once more. The schedule *below where you can sit a spell and do some art all supplies provided. There is a silver mailbox at Common Ground Coffee above the piano, for those who do not have a forever stamp or lol envelope plus some pens and crayons. It will be posted properly through the U.S. Postal system each afternoon and hand-canceled to boot by Patti and arrive at ART Project P. O. Box 46 Lake Worth Fl. 33460 (this is where your creative envelope should be addressed to. Unless it’s addressed to Grandma. Still not sure what is expected have a look at this link it’s from the reception we held during our centennial. Have some fun with friends gather around a table or join her at the mentioned venues. It’s your turn to make someone else’s day. Feel like writing a letter instead of decorating an envelope. It’s all good.
*Tomorrow Friday 6 – 9 p.m. At Common Ground Coffee House 14 S J street. Walk-in, sit a spell and enjoy the comradery of like minded people. share ideas and create an envelope. All supplies are provided. Work on your own or do one together. Nice night out Evening on the Ave. It might be a bit chilly. Visit adjoining art galleries and come in inspired. Extend your intimate evening in downtown Lake Worth’s hottest street.
The past Saturday turned out to be an adventure & a discovery. I broke my phone and I knew there was a shop that fixes electronics. En route to volunteering at our Historic Museum, I was out and around 11:30a.m and got everything done in no time and in time to collect the keys to the Annex and to open it up. (not the phone however NOT)
Did YOU know we had a skateboard shop?
First stop HotChocolate and Common Ground Coffee Shop it is really good, rich and creamy sans whip cream. Then I discovered this skateboard shop next to “I fix it”. Realizing how lively Lake Avenue was. I started taking photos of people doing their Saturday things.
always a good stop when thirsty or hungry
Shop! I walked over to Lucerne nothing was open so back to Lake Avenue.
dropped in to say hi to Betty
the couple just walked in and this happy person just came out
this group of 5 asked why I did not take their photo as they also had just purchased something. Felt bad, so I got this photo
of course always say Hi to Andy
across the street Cultural Council also had activity. At the library ran into Steve Horan Author/photographer Chatting I spotted a book by Daniel Silva love his books as his protagonist is an Art restorer and as an Art Historian myself, I find his books fascinating. This one is about Vienna who’s streets I know well, but here is the surprise of all. Inside this jacket cover, a name just hit me. I then checked my other volumes on my bookshelf. It is our own Walter Harper who designed the covers and type for this series and of course many other novelists, that was his career before moving to Lake Worth. I got this hardback book for $2.00 and it is listed for 9.65 in a paperback on Amazon.
editors note: Gave a gift of one Silva novel to Capt. Silva as he departed Lake Worth.
this map might help if you go tomorrow or later today
Always been positive about Lake Worth, Had I taken Lake Worth for granted? This morning I was a stinking volunteer, one of the best, so the T shirt said. Of course I got there early and was able to wander about and see the tents opening for the 29th annual GarlicFest that is at John Prince Park./Lake Worth the event migrated from Delray Found Mary Lindsey putting up Coffee provided by Common Ground along with a sign they created for the Lake Worth information tent located the same place as last year.
Lake Worths fine Ambassadors on first two buses
Curious about what was different from last year, located a charging station in case the phone or camera gives out. On the bus the Ambassador lauded the wonderful amenities we enjoy in Lake Worth, the upcoming Street Painting Festival just 2 weeks away.
happy passengers meeting all heading to the Garlic Festival Party
We have our own Beach, Casino Complex along with the fishing pier. There was no end to what all we could laude. Explained the Little Free Library the world wide connection and how many we had here in Lake Worth. We made them feel welcome
He had a knack for explaining who benefits.
We were partnered with Wheels for Kids and had a tip jar at the front and people were generous. At end of the shift ran into some of our passengers who delighted in posing for my camera and told us where all the best food was. Once the gates were opened, it was all business for our Ambassadors. The buses run continuously, one was taken away as the ac failed. Volunteered one more shift for tomorrow. Hope this helps you navigate if your want to just visit or if you still want to volunteer. You get a stinking T Shirt that says your the best. Contact Richard Guercio or Karri Casper. PS invited everyone if they are not to tired to attend the Art Opening tonight at HATCH 1121. Promoted the arts and everything that is great about Lake Worth.
ps if your a local carpool or take your bike. Prices I saw for parking were $10 and $20
Activities are stacking up here in our quirky paradise. Bonfire cancelled, saw an influx of people enjoying the free galleries receptions last night. The opening of our newest artist space is now on 16 s J street. That area is becoming quite a hub of activities. The Bohemian Coffee house known as Common Ground, the recently opened Book Cellar just across the way and now the Art Studio Cafe had it’s GRAND OPENING. Artist in residence Maria Paz received patrons and friends baring gifts, flowers, and all their well wishes.
couldn’t resist this photo
Mary Lindsey gave the blessing to the new establishment and a poet read his poem of Janus the roman God of new beginnings. The Champagne toast made it official. On to the next art space the Cultural Council had two exhibitions and the crowd flowed into the street. One show is extreme modern abstract came with it’s own band and then the gem of a small show well named for it’s rare beauty RUBY as were the works of art, detail oriented. You might want to spend time enjoying the quality of these exquisite small works. A saying of mine “big does not make it better“. A quick hello to LWAL and the new exhibit with special guest artist Diane Hutchinson and ribbons for 1st 2nd and 3rd in this juried show.
David Whitlock with his well deserved ribbon.
This was the Cultural Council bldg. once upon a time, with lit up marquee.
Then back around to Artisan on the Ave. did not have a reception but is always busy. December was a knock out month according to Director Betty, they made $9,000 in sales, best year yet. So happy for all the artists represented there. Back to the Common Ground Coffee where I inadvertently left my IPad to charge. The duo singing were performing to a full house. All this on a Friday night in Lake Worth Florida.
MUST SEE ! Tonight OPENING about 20 minutes from downtown Lake Worth is the Box Gallery 811 Belvedere. The reception for Artist Martzia and her oil and gold leaf, 12 foot frieze. It is a academic work of Homer’s Ulysses. Plays into the Art Palm Beach schedule. Roland has a prize that is worthy of a large institution.