Thursday, April 2, 2009

Free SugarLoaf Tickets!!!!

For someone in the DC/MD/VA area! This weekend SugarLoaf Craft Festival will be at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds! For anyone not in the know this festival is now in its 34th year and is definitely the place to go for homemade crafts. The organizers Deann and George Verdier are MD locals that started the fair to provide crafters with a venue to sell artist made creations (no knockoff imports here!!!) and have STRICT guidelines on any craft sold there.

While Sugarloaf Crafters can be from anywhere some are truly local artists, following are two renowned local artists.

Joseph Craig English from Washington Grove, MD is a sculptor, painter and printmaker typified by colorful, energetic works. The focus of his work are the things that we see everyday but so often take for granted. Many of his pieces depict scenes in the DC Metro area we walk by everyday.

A Capitol Afternoon


Robin Markovitz from Rockville, MD is a jewelry artist with truly unique architecturally inspired pieces composed of semi-precious stones and sterling silver. This Calder inspired piece really spoke to me! I just love it's color and balance.

So if you have made it all the way down may be wondering how the heck to get those tickets!!! Well two things.

1. Leave a comment with a link to your favorite EtsyCrest member is your favorite! Click link on right...or search Etsy for 'etsycrest'.

2. You must live in the area and be willing to pick the tickets up in GERMANTOWN, MD (Sorry I just got these snail mail won't work).

Drawing is 12PM EST Friday, April 3rd. Winner will be posted on blog. Three tickets available...and they are good for all three days (ie you can go BOTH Saturday AND Sunday).


  1. I love Mishutka Design Studios and live in Montomery Village :)

  2. I've always really liked DebbyAremDesigns. Partly because I like how she reuses "junk" and also just because they're really neat! I live in Rockville. :)