The first-ever first annual
Watertown Arts Market is being held Saturday, August 21st from noon to
5 PM at Arsenal Park, located behind the new refurbished Arsenal Yards, in Watertown,
Over 70 artists will be displaying
and offering their goods for sale: paintings, sketches, photographs, quilts, sculpture,
jewelry, poetry, pottery, and books, including live demonstrations, poetry readings,
and book talks (including one about how The
Happy Clam came to be), plus live music and dancing performances. And food trucks.
There is a vibrant artist
community in Watertown, that has been quietly humming away this past year, processing
all the stress and turmoil, suffering and isolation, and moments of joy and beauty,
into their work. Come check it out!
For a full listing of artists
Please do stop by my table
for a book talk about how The Happy Clam came to be at 3 PM. Look
for the blue umbrella.
Books will be for sale, both
Happy Clam & Go Forward, Support!
Accepting cash and Venmo
for payment; working on getting the credit card payment working!
Price Drop! The Kindle version
is now marked down to $4.99 while we still have a few beach reading days left in
Cover re-boot, updated this
Parking is available at the
park and at Arsenal Yards; suggest the Purple Garage behind Chipotle. Can also walk
in from the gate at the corner of Greenough and North Beacon.
Food: In addition to food
trucks, plenty of food options to explore at the Yards: Shake Shack, Chipotle, Garbanzo,
City Streets, Ben & Jerry’s, and MORE to come.
COVID protocols will be in place consistent w/ all current regulations and guidance. I’ll have hand sanitizer at my table. While the event is outdoors, we are anticipating a sizable crowd, and so some artists and attendees may opt to wear masks. And it’s also possible that the event could be canceled depending on conditions.
THANKS to the Watertown Business
Coalition and the Watertown Public Library for spearheading this initiative to highlight
the artists in our community.
RAIN DATE: 28 August 2021
Sep 25 Faire on the Square
Oct 11 National Coming Out
Oct 16 Boston Book Fest –
Oct 23 Boston Book Fest –
2021 Readers Choice
Awards – Don’t forget to vote!
The Happy Clam has been nominated for the 2021
Readers Choice Awards. Voting is open through Nov 13, 2021.
vote for it at https://www.tckpublishing.com/2021-readers-choice-voting-page/
General Non-Fiction (page 5)
more about the book here on Good Reads and see who else is reading it now:
forget to go back to the July 2020 blog for the book’s soundtrack!
The Happy Clam is out and available at:
couple of songs to capture the feel these days:
in My Mind, by The Head and The Heart
and Release, by Matt Simons
Lastly, stay safe, stay well, everyone. I can’t tell anyone to get vaccinated, but I can tell you that you’d be missed if you’re gone. It’s all up to you.
© 2021 Rosemary A. Schmidt
Schmidt is the author of The Happy Clam
(Gainline Press, 2020), and Go Forward,
Support! The Rugby of Life (Gainline Press, 2004). The views expressed
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