Smadar A. Livne is the artist who painted the colorful artwork used as the promotional piece for the Manayunk Arts Festival. The painting was featured on the event's poster, and the program guide. I purchased the poster for only $7 at the booth ran by festival (photo above) and then when I visited Sadar's booth and she signed the poster for me for no charge. All of her work was very impressive. She is an artist from Owings Mills, Maryland, located near Baltimore.
|Smadar A. Livne and I at her booth|
|More of Smadar's work exhibited at the art festival|
|Paintings by David R. Joseph|
Another fun fact about David is that is talents go beyond the canvas, he is also an Attorney at law practicing criminal law. Talk about multi talented!
|More beautiful paintings by David R. Joseph|
|Candles made from empty liquor bottles by Brandles|
|More of Brandles candles on display |
|From Funk to Junk was selling bottle cap jewelry|
|United Plates of America's USA map made of licences plates|
One of my favorite vendors at the Arts Fest was Butterfly Artworks. They create jewelry from butterfly wings and place them in glass and precious metals to make a unique piece. Each butterfly is one of a kind and so are the jewelry they is created from it. Below is the piece that I selected. I loved the colors and when I got home I found I had a blue leather necklace to string it on.
|Necklace that I bought from Butterfly Artworks|
After walking around main street for a while we decided to stop for lunch. What better place than Winnie's Le Bus? Winnie's was just as busy as I was this weekend because they catered the Philly Tri. My parents, my boyfriend and I had a great lunch. It was technically brunch because Winnie's brunch menu is served every Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm. I ordered the Thai Turkey Salad and the other three at my table all enjoyed a turkey burger. No food photos because it was so good and we were so hungry that we dug in before I remember to bring my camera out! This will not be the last time I'm there so I promise to take photos next time.
|Winnie's Le Bus was very busy for brunch during the arts fest|
|Winnies Le Bus was the official restaurant of the PHLY Tri|
|Refreshing white sangria at Winnie's Le Bus|
|Eatable art from Chabaa Thai Bistro|
Restaurants were also participating in the Manayunk Arts Festival including Chabaa Thai Bistro. A women carved all of these flowers out of melons. Amazing! Chabba was one of many Main Street restaurants that offered dinning in the street.
|Jake's served dinners on the street|
|Another piece of artwork that I admired during the arts fest|
|The festival attracted a very diverse crowd|
|Manayunk Bridge over Main Street|