This was the fifth year for Arts Alive, the multidimensional celebration of arts and crafts that happens here in Falmouth on and near the library lawn. It's a more "local" event than the various craft fairs that happen after the July 4 weekend, and there's lots of music involved in tents near the crafts venue. All the vendors and performers are local to Falmouth or very nearby. And the buyers and browsers tend to be people you see in the coffee shop or the grocery store, or regular summer visitors here for an early weekend. It's a fun time if the weather cooperates.
And this year for some of us it was a more lucrative weekend than it has been in the past. Saturday was a brilliant blue-sky-sunshiney day and lots of people came out and many of them bought pots. Steady buying right through the day. We like that. Sunday was foggy and cloudy and the buying public was much slower to emerge. But Sundays are always a bit slower and no doubt some families took Dad out for a Father's Day breakfast.
But it was a successful weekend for us. Now maybe I can get one more firing in before the upcoming craft and art fair in Marion, not far away on the mainland.
In the top photo, Falmouth potter and art teacher Frances Johnson visits, and so does local ne'er-do-well Grant Mallett. Next photo down, what is it that goes through people's minds when they pick up a teabowl and stare at it? Fitting it to her hands, perhaps? She didn't buy, in any case. And next, part of the strolling crowd.