Are you ready for this weekend’s Andersonville Arts and Home Weekend?   As promised in my last blog, here are tidbits about just a few of the participating Andersonville businesses and the artists they will host.

Brimfield:   Antique lovers, get ready for a friendly haven of all things vintage.   Owner, Julie, and husband, Jeff, not only love plaid but have a collection of rare treasures from Wales, where they lived for years.  Julie and her staff will be on hand all weekend.   Show her your Andersonville A&H Weekend brochure for 20% off.

GreenSky:   Stop in and visit this eco-boutique on Ashland and Balmoral and check out architect/artist Thom Greene’s “fantasy and fun” architecture and other exhibits.   GreenSky is a fitting venue to showcase the work of Greene, model architect of sustainable structures.   The boutique was the first business in Andersonville to receive Green America recognition.   GreenSky also earned a three-star rating from Eco-Andersonville, having gone through rigorous efforts to be a green certified business.     GreenSky will feature Atlanta-based photographer Dan Albright’s work, which preserves memories of his world travels.

Cassona Home Furnishings:   Want contemporary furnishings?   Fun lighting?   Cool wall art?   Cassona’s got it all, along with a friendly staff who will help you find it.   Check out mixed media artist Diana Solis while you’re there.

The Coffee Studio:   Here’s a certified green espresso bar with locally roasted treats.   Grab a beverage and view the work of Shannon Steele, commission and show-based mixed media artist who has shown in venues from Florida and Texas to Chicago.   Also, check out work by artist, illustrator and graphic designer, Rob Patterson.

Mena Tours & Travel:     Andersonville’s travel specialists since 1965.   Their specialty?    Experience in Central and South America.  Stop in and see the textile work of David Johnson, whose tapestries are inspired by a variety of cultures– most notably Swedish.  What could be a more fitting location to showcase his work than the Swedish enclave of Andersonville?

SIR Spa:   Welcome to Andersonville’s fabulous day spa that loves to pamper men also offers massage and waxing for women and couples.   While there, feel the energy of artist Susan Marie Olmetti’s paintings.   Her internationally recognized abstract work vividly expresses themes of a healed woman.

Skinstinct:   Need environmentally-conscious clothing?   Towels?   Stuff for the spa?   Find designer textiles and also view Topper Hull’s photography of great cities he has traveled, with Paris, Bangkok and Venice among the long list of romantic destinations captured in his work.

Swedish American Museum Center:   Andersonville’s very Swedish roots have been celebrated in this eco-conscious museum since 1976.   Enjoy creations by artist Patricia Hernes, Loyola Associate Professor of drawing, painting, and printmaking.   View the textile work of Laura Jacobi, whose woolen rugs, clothing and blankets are functional and beautiful.

Urbanest:   Certified green in 2009, find mod furniture and accessories with the help of staff who eat, drink, and breathe the Andersonville value of sustainable living.   Check out the fine art photography of Megan Harrigan Cox while you’re there.

Folks, this is a very compact sampling of this huge event, so be ready to do some walking and see how many of these 45 Andersonville venues you can visit from Friday, October 2, 2009 through Sunday, October 4.

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