Browsing the Goodland Christmas bazaar
- Two similar shows are upcoming – one a members show January 31 that coincides with the boisterous Mullet Festival at nearby Stan’s, and the other a juried show March 13
It’s officially known as the Goodland Civic Association’s Christmas Bazaar, but artist Tara O’Neill has a more colorful description of the annual daylong festival.
“It’s a real hodge-podge, home-spun, and it’s wonderful,” O’Neill said Sunday while manning a booth of her paintings at MarGood Park in the small fishing village to the east of Marco.
She was in a doubly good mood because she’d recorded a couple of sales that morning, one a colorful and slightly impressionistic Goodland street scene.
Elsewhere in the park, resident John Cartwright touted homemade jewelry – some featuring semi-precious stones; while Ana Chi was suitably dressed in flowing silk as she represented a company called popcharmfashions.
Photographer Jim Freeman displayed some of his spectacular Ten Thousand Islands work, and browsers also enjoyed the transformation of seine net buoys into quirky works of painted art.
Musicians, who included JRobert, Billy Harris and Rob Brehm, attracted appreciative pockets of listeners, and a couple of food vendors prepared snack meals that hit the spot, particularly around midday.
For those who missed the laid-back bazaar, two similar shows are upcoming – one a members show January 31 that coincides with the boisterous Mullet Festival at nearby Stan’s, and the other a juried show March 13 called the Harbor Arts & Music Festival.
Both are hosted by the Goodland Arts Alliance.
Pictured are some of the sights enjoyed during a browse of the bazaar.