Hello Friends and Comrades, Artists and Artisans, etc.-
On Saturday, August 9th from 11-4, ART 180 will be holding
their Festival for Jonny Z, a street event celebrating not only
the life and achievements of our dear, late friend Jonny Zanin,
but also the art and change that his amazing life is still inspiring
within our community. This event will take place outside of
JOE'S INN (205 N. Shields). As you might know, an ART 180
class has already painted a mural on the side of the building.
The class was funded by donations sent to ART 180 after
Jonny Z passed away last year, and the students were taught
about Jonny and the art aesthetics that he appreciated. This
event will be an official unveiling of the mural project.
Because Jonny was a Bizarre Market organizer, the folks at
ART 180 asked that the Bizarre Market set up in front of JOE'S INN as part of this celebration. Anna Virginia and I
agreed, so now we are soliciting your help in spreading the
word to artists, crafts people, and potential customers. As
with all Bizarre Markets, this will be open to everyone with no
cost to set up. We will ask that all vendors donate 10% of
their sales from the day to ART 180.
If you have anything to sell, or know someone who does, please
drop us a line. And please remember that this Bizarre Market
will be in front of JOE'S INN, not outside of Chop Suey. Anna
and I are nervous that some people will go to the bookstore out
Another important change is that we will not be allowing food
vendors to set up. This shouldn't create a problem, as Joe's will
be open and serving food, and the market across from the
restaurant will have snacks and drinks.