Although I didn’t get to the Monarch Festival this past Saturday at Lake Nokomis, I did get to the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts for the Art at Rice Creek event. I wouldn’t have known about it except a friendly neighbor told me about it this past week. Then, I saw her there and got to walk around the art center and exhibits in good company.
Not only was there art on display, but I got to feed a very well-behaved alpine milking goat. I also met a woman who takes feed art and incorporates it into tote bags. That was a fun way to see those items repurposed. Art on display in the center and down by the creek included some photography, a painting that incorporated the use of 3-D glasses, and sculptures. The Fridley band did a nice job playing down by the creek.
The “Dirty Dozen” had their own display of free garden seeds. They were generous in upping the limit of 4 packets to 6 or so. Pictured are the seed packets I picked up encircling the postcard for the event. Mutti had mentioned she’d like to try watermelon and Patty Pan squashes, as her parents had grown Patty Pans. I’ve never had that kind of squash, but it’s fun to try something new.