Although many of the vendors when signing up for the event, protested that they only had a few items for the sale.... Tables and floors were over- flowing with wonderful art supplies in every medium, beautiful art work, beads, antiques, creative clothing, books, frames, canvas, scarves, mat board, masks, pottery, watercolors, colored pencils, acrylic mediums, paint brushes, feathers, raffia, unusual kitchen gadgets, jewelry, lights, frames, molds, storage units, and even a telescope! Such variety and SO MUCH STUFF! Everywhere you looked there was a bargain --- and the more you looked, the more treasures you uncovered.
Frenzied buying started hours before the official starting time of 9 am. First the vendors started buying from each other, and then folks started wandering in from the streets eager to get a head start on the shopping crowds. By 8:30 am, many vendors were exhausted by the rush of sales! Customers were amazed by the quality of merchandise and the give away prices. Most folks thanked the artists for pricing their wares so reasonably. Several vendors actually "sold out", and most left the sale with only a few items to take back home.
Customers and vendors alike were both asking, " When will Salida ArtWorks have another Junque Sale??"
Salida ArtWorks would like to thank all committee members for helping with the sale, and all the wonderful vendors for finding so many 'treasures' to sell, and for the great turn out of customers. We look forward to holding another Artists' Junque Sale!