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Let begin the year with some art walks. Tonight I will be headed down to Pioneer Square’s First Thursday Art Walk. Yes,  it’s technically the second Thursday, but it’s January people, and no one wants to head out to do anything on New Years Day! So this month is the exception, deal with it. Then tomorrow, I’m staying local in my own neighborhood for the resurgence of the DTR (Downtown Renton) Art Walk, now Art Eruption!!! Which will be happening throughout DTR the first Friday of every month. Again, I realize this is the second Friday, January, get it, okay. I haven’t seen any of the art that will be here, but I do know that Liberty Cafe is involved, has an amazing artists, and has been one of downtown’s anchors who’s been doing art since the olden days with me over at happy delusions. Go support your neighborhood art scene. And if you are an artists of any kind, remember to support other artists as well. It’s important people.

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Two amazing shows featuring happy delusions own Alexandria Sandlin, the artist behind the big eye art that is Cherry Bones. First tonight at Twilight in West Seattle during the West Seattle art walk go check out her latest piece in the 12 Days of Christmas Show. Alex did 4 calling birds, featuring a less then desirable bird pie. And remember to wear your tackiest holiday sweater to the event.  Then this Saturday is Art Attack in Georgetown. Alex will have more work to be unveiled including some new mushroom pieces that I am personally super excited to see! Both shows run from 6-9, and be sure to click on all the featured links to see all the other amazing artists that Alex has as her company. Go Alex. The more I see from his little lady the more and more I’m becoming a collector of her work.


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The 5th Annual Downtown Renton Art & Antique Walk is finally here! Tomorrow, Saturday August 28th from 11-6. This will be my first time showing my felt creations in the event. I will be in front of happy delusions along with the very talented Jennifer Brooks-Owen. DJ Corporate will be spinning beats during the festivities, and a good time is sure to be had. Don’t miss out, the streets of South 3rd will be filled with Art and Artists, starting at Main Ave and continuing up all the way to Safeway! Then at 6 at the Renton Civic Theatre Rentons own EriAm Sisters will be performing. The whole event is FREE! Woo Hoo! although there is a suggested $10 donation to see the EriAm Sisters. Not bad for a Nationally known act.  For more information on tomorrows events go to arts unlimited website.


HooWoo! Renton is the best! And all the supporters of the shop ROCK! Thank you, thank you, thank you for picking happy delusions best neighborhood boutique, and best bargain on Renton Komo.  Komo News did a Best of Renton and we came up twice. You guys really do like me. Awww. You guys are swell yourself. So come on down and reconnect with us this weekend of the Art Walk, or anytime in September for our 3rd Anniversary. Thanks again for all the wonderful support. The Community here in Renton truly is “The Best of Renton”.


Come join us this Saturday August 22 from 11-5 for the 4th Annual Art & Antique Walk put on by Arts Unlimited of Renton. Watch downtown businesses and sidewalks come alive with art and entertainment.

This year should be fun! AU has gathered over 65 artists to display at 42 locations along South 3rd St. from Main to Burnett & then more between Whitworth & Shattuck.

Besides all the artists some of the other fun activites at the west end of the walk include:

  • Live music by Kimball & the Fugitives from 1 – 3 pm
  • Alpaca petting farm (all day) at McCorkle
  • Robotics demonstration
  • Silent auction to raise money for Renton public art

Something for everyone. Even a quick draw contest for all artists to enter.

In front of happy delusions will be our own Alex Sandlin of Mourning Moon, and Norman Petersen who did the gorgeous sign you see outside the shop as well as on the top of this very blog.

For more info. you can pick up a map at the Arts Unlimited booth at S. 3rd & Wells (SW corner) or visit the arts unlimited website at www.artsunlimited.org,

1 of Alex's newer works

1 of Alex's newer works