Polish Hill Arts Festival vendor preview #1

We’ve got a full roster of artists and craft vendors for the Polish Hill Arts Festival, and over the next couple of weeks we’re going to introduce you to all of them.  Above is a necklace by Lisa Parker of On the Rocks, who makes wonderful silver jewelry.  Lisa’s been vending at the festival since it started in 2008.  Here’s another piece of her work:

Another returning vendor is ceramisist Garick Tai-Lee.  His work includes everyday objects and art;  both practical and beautiful.

Another piece by Garick:

Another returning vendor, Ryan McGowan, has an extremely varied output.  Ryan makes poetic mixed-media objects like this box …

… and he’s also a cartoonist (below).  Oh, and he has a blog where you can see more of his artwork and learn a bit more about him.

Here’s a new vendor we’re really excited about.  She calls herself John the Craftist, and she makes really funny cards and other items that relate to native Pittsburgh culture.

And for the last artist in this preview, we have Andy Scott.  We have a particular place in our hearts for Andy — he designed the arts festival posters in 2011 and 2012, he had a table at the festival where he sold his work and that of friends — and had an art activity.  Plus, his work is great — check out his blog.

Here are the posters Andy did for the 2011 and 2012 arts festival:

What an exciting group of artists and craftspeople!  We’ll show you more in a few days, along with previews of the music, art activities, food, and anything else we can think of!