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Wedgwood Art Festival is this weekend!

July 10th, 2012 by Support Staff

The Seventh Annual Wedgwood Art Festival gets rolling this Saturday and Sunday.

Hours both days are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hunter Farms, 7744 35th Ave. N.E.

The art festival is trying to get 400 “likes” on its Facebook page. (At this writing they are at 392.)

From a press release:

This year features a juried art festival, kids activities, community information, and more musical acts and food vendors than ever before. The festival is located on the Hunter’s Tree Farm lot, which was recently renovated courtesy of a grant from Tully’s Coffee and the Pomegranate Center, with the help of many local volunteers.

Read the full release, with more details, here.

New this year is a sponsor, Key Bank of Wedgwood, at 7307 N.E. 35th St. The bank won’t open until July 30th, with a  grand opening August 25, but until at the festival:

The first 500 attendees on Saturday and Sunday will receive a FREE Key Bank reusable bag filled with discount offers, coupons and a Wedgwood Art Festival pen! Stop by the Sponsorship Booth to get yours (1 per family) – they’re gonna go fast!

Homestreet Bank is also a sponsor, as are more than 25 other Wedgwood businesses.

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Come to Planet Home at Hunter Farm today

August 6th, 2011 by Support Staff

Today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sustainable NE Seattle is holding Plant Home at Hunter Farm Gathering Place.

Jesse emails: “There’s lots of demonstrations and booths to visit!”

From Plant Home:

This free community event offers speakers, workshops, conversations and demonstrations on a variety of different topics such as organic gardening, materials reuse, DIY home repair, urban farming, emergency preparedness, food preservation, alternative energy, sustainable transportation, and more. We’ll have local musicians providing entertainment throughout the day and fun activities for kids as well!

For more information click here and scroll down to figure out the schedule.

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Come to a meeting Wednesday eve on the future of Hunter Farm site

July 11th, 2011 by Support Staff

Last month residents of Wedgwood and northeast Seattle came up with 68 ideas for the Hunter Farm Gathering Place.

This Wednesday, July 13, the community will unveil the design vision for the tree farm. The meeting is from 7-9 p.m. at Wedgwood Presbyterian Church, next to the tree farm at 8008 35th Ave. N.E.

The Wedgwood Community Council has received a grant from the the Pomegranate Center and Tully’s Coffee to develop the site at 7744 35th Ave. N.E. where the Hunter family has sold Christmas trees for a half-century (and will continue to do so).

We will have just over 1 month, beginning Wednesday, when the community will come together and build this great project. It’ll be all hands on deck for a NE Seattle barn-raising of sorts (Spoiler Alert: no barn is proposed as part of the design). So please tell your friends, family, and neighbors about the project and Wednesday’s meeting. Bring your creativity and community-building hats so we can figure out how to stretch our funds and resources to make this project a reflection of our giving and cooperative community.

More information is available here.

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All roads this weekend lead to the Wedgwood Art Festival

July 9th, 2011 by Support Staff

Pirates  (with squirt guns) drive off an evil sea monster from Thistle Theatre.

On the first day of the annual Wedgwood Art Festival – bigger this year than ever – cars  lined 35th Avenue Northeast for what seemed like a mile in both directions.

The festival, in its second year at the Hunter Tree Farm, 35th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 80th Street, continues today until 5 p.m., and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Full schedule details are here.

The juried art show includes more than double the booths from last year, with returning favorites and new artists primarily from northeast Seattle. With a wide variety of fine arts and crafts, there is something for everyone.

Here are more photos from Saturday.

Long lines formed for Veraci’s wood-fired pizza, based in Ballard.

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It's this weekend – the Wedgwood Art Festival!

July 5th, 2011 by Support Staff

The Sixth Annual Wedgwood Art Festival is upon us.

The popular festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 9 and 10, at the Hunter Tree Farm, 35th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 80th Street.

The juried art show is twice last year’s size, and don’t forget the music! A press release is here, and full schedule details are here. Photos from last year’s festival are here on Facebook.

Plus, the weekend weather forecast is great!

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A new vision for Wedgwood's Hunter Farms

June 2nd, 2011 by Support Staff

The Hunter Tree Farm, long a fixture in central Wedgwood, is slated to be developed into a community gathering place, according to the Wedgwood Community Council.

A large version of the poster is here.

The community council has received a grant from the the Pomegranate Center and Tully’s Coffee to develop the site at 7744 35th Ave. N.E. where the Hunter family has sold Christmas trees for a half-century.

The primary goal of this gathering place project is to improve the ability of the site to accommodate greater public gatherings while allowing the Hunter Family to maintain their thriving Christmas tree business.

The first meeting on the project is set for June 11 at Messiah Lutheran Church, 7050 35th Ave. N.E. The agenda is below. More information can be found on the community council website.

  • 10AM – 12PM: Project Introduction and Community Brainstorming
  • 12PM – 4PM: Concept Designs Development
  • 4PM – 5PM: Concept Design Open House
    Note: If you can’t make it for the whole day, the greatest need for public involvement is from 10AM – 12PM and 4PM-5PM.  If you can only come for part of the day, try to make these times.

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