Friday, August 14, 2015

#MINTO WESTSIDE #BLOCKPARTY and B.A.M. TOMORROW!

REMEMBER - I would love to see you TOMORROW at the Wychwood Barns:
That's Saturday (August 15th) from 9am-2pm at the Barns Art Market!
GO HERE FOR MAP INFO....


I will be showing my latest limited edition giclèes and postcards and some small works!
COME OUT!!! It will be inside - and they will be having a Farmers Market as well!!!!!!
Fresh corn and ART! What more could you want??!!!
COME OUT!

Meanwhile......this happened LAST NIGHT.........

 YUP.....a BLOCK PARTY.......
BLOCK PARTAY!!!!!!!!!

In the spirit of presenting the positives.........I give you the #Minto Westside Market
(a.k.a. the BUY A CONDO Market ;-)

I am duly impressed at first glance! Looks great! Very cool, right?!
Cindy Scaife and I were persuaded to do this show.......
Truthfully, quality time with a good friend is never wasted!
So we agreed to giv'er........the food truck list looked amazing - there was live music AND some PanAm athletes were coming!!!

We were gonna be in one of the (below) pop-up shipping containers again.......
This is from the #Minto West Side Instagram account........
LOOK AT ALL THE PEOPLE!
Just add food and music and some vendors to a dusty dilapidated parking lot.....and WHAM-O - BAM-O you got a PARTY!
A #Minto Party!
Unfortunately, in the end, we were not given the dust-free shipping container but were instead provided with a tent....in the food area.......

4:38pm! All set up......in the 8' tent for 2 artists!
Snug as 2 bugs in an tiny rug!
You know me........never one to micro-manage or to over-prepare or be almost OCD about controlling situations - I let this change of venue just roll of my back..........and we decided to enjoy ourselves.....
5:20pm
Poutine from Poutini's House of Poutine!
YUM - THE GRAVY WAS SOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!
5:45pm
Zombie apocalypse or #Minto Block Party?
YOU DECIDE!
SO.....we decided to do this.............
......ONE of us is a lady.........sipping her wine.........
;-)

There was live music.....it was quite enjoyable!!!!!

6:25pm
NOW IT IS HOPPING!!
#MINTO BLOCK PARRRRRRTAAAY!
Poor Cindy was another casualty of the iPhone panorama face crushing disease.....
...for just pennies a day you can help Cindy live a normal life......
 (CINDY IS GONNA HATE ME AFTER THIS POST!!! ;-)
What I loved, was the slight blue cast this FREE tent gave us....
Everyone assured me it was unnoticeable!
What do you think?
Now it was around 6:45pm.....and we had the 'Sofie-est of Choices' to make.......

"Beaver Balls"
 OR
"OCTOPUS Balls"
#BALLSBALLSBALLSS!!!!!!!
(insert drumroll) SOOOOOOO....... we decided on Churros....
Choco Churros threw in one for free - since it was still a titchy-bit SLOW!
YES.......the #Minto Block PART-Y was attracting the WHOSE WHO of the Toronto elite.
So there was good people watching as we scarfed down our DELICIOUS CHURROS!

This guy had a tricked out bike - it even had a plastic rat.
Yup. There's that. 
Ain't no party, like a #Minto part-tay....

7:15pm
The athletes arrived with some more people - and some politicians - and the #Minto #executives.....
The FUZZ....showed up for crowd control.......
....oh no wait.......they were just trying the free samples of cured steak.
7:20pm
YUM!!!
This was an AMAZING sausage from
CROWN & ANCHOR - Ahh, sausage.
REALLY FRESH AND FLAVOURFUL!!!!!!!

The entertainment continued.....with this interpretive dance!!!
..this poor guy was dancing and waving his hands to keep the wasps from eating his dinner....
at one point he took off his shoe and started swatting with it...then had to hop and wave his hands.....
....it was amazing!
8:00pm
#standing #room #only at #Minto #BlockParty
I think the evening is the BEST time to see art....... 
8:25pm
HONESTLY.....the work still looked great in our booth!!
Art looks BETTER by sunset....right??
8:45pm......
Bless CHEESEWERKS
I have talked about them before on my blog.....HERE....
But again....they were a TREAT!!!!!!!

CHEERS! To #success and the #Minto #Blockparty
9:00pm
THANK GOODNESS the work STILL looked FABULOUS in our booth!
T.O.D. 9:25pm
Look how well this noose holds up my 10 chins!!!
"The Chin Sling" -- patent pending!

9:45pm
On our way home.
I am mad.......as I think that we should have stayed open.....
I expected the crowds to really come out at 10pm for the scheduled closing!

Hope YOU were able to make it out  able to make it out for the #Minto #Blockparty !
I may have missed you in the crowds! 
Fun was had by all.....

BUT HEY - if you didn't - come see me TOMORROW at the Wychwood Barns!
Thanks guys!!


2 comments:

  1. Rob it was your entertaining running commentary AND all the delish food vendors made the day a delight! Thank you for capturing our time in the "Tent of Blue" so accurately! XX Cindy

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  2. DEEEEEEEEEEELIGHT!
    Thanks for the comment - and the big blue fun last night! :-)

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