On Sunday, April 25th we headed downtown to check out the Social Canvas & Spring Artists Market, put on by the Morris Museum of Art. I was a little concerned about the weather since we had rain all day on Saturday, but it cleared up and proved to be a perfect afternoon to spend outside. Since we were at the Riverwalk there was a great breeze coming off the river.
There was plenty to see and do for people of all ages. Kids could create screen prints to take home with them, or could make buttons from magazine clippings to pin on their shirts. They also got to add their own flair to the big “Social Canvas” being painted by everyone, or make their mark with a sidewalk chalk drawing.
Professional artists were working on their original creations as well, painting right alongside the bands that were playing. And there was some fantastic local art for sale – everything from wall art and photography, to handmade bags to pottery to jewelry.
I got a beautiful vase and there were some pieces that would have been perfect gifts for Mother’s Day. I’m going to plan ahead for next year so I can do my summer gift shopping there!
Photo at top provided by Morris Museum of Art.