I’m headed out to Hood River this weekend, one of the most dramatically beautiful parts of this country, to set up shop for my 8th annual (although belated) studio sale. Usually held in April, I’m a little behind this year due to that pesky Master’s degree which took up so much of my time until a couple months ago. 😉
I’m really looking forward to a few days in the woods, visiting with my Columbia River Gorge friends, family, and collectors. When I first held this sale in 2007 I had no idea it would develop so much momentum, and it’s become a treasured annual tradition. As I look to the future, I can’t believe a decade has almost past…this calls for a celebration, me thinks! For 2016 I envision a handful of artists joining the sale, along with a little live music, and a good old fashioned cook-out…a party!!
It’s not just me worth visiting in the Hood River area this weekend, as many orchards, wineries, and other businesses will be participating in the Hood River County Fruit Loop Summer Fruit Celebration. Believe it or not, the earliest varieties of apples and pears are coming in. My sale is located right along the Fruit Loop route, so come out and enjoy what looks to be a perfect summer weekend in the foothills of Mt. Hood.
3351 Dee Hwy, Hood River
Going south out of Hood River (via Tucker Rd), you’ll cross a lovely bridge over the Hood River, passing the Apple Valley store. Make the next right, toward Dee, on Hwy 281. After 3+ miles you’ll cross RR tracks. Begin to slow, as you’ll turn into the 3rd driveway on the left. Go up the hill to the 2nd house on the right. This is a somewhat steep, gravely, dirt driveway, fyi.