The artist studios at 3840 Finley Avenue, Santa Rosa will host their first Artists Garage Sale on Sunday, September 22, from noon to 4.
Artists at Studio Santa Rosa and 33Arts (in the former Naval base buildings aka “The Barracks” off Wright Road/Fulton Road) will sell off their no-longer-need art materials, tools, and supplies at bargain basement prices.
Organizer Luann Udell says, “Artists accrue quite a lot of stuff they never use in their creative process, especially mixed media artists. Our group is super excited to clear out space and pass these items on to a good home.”
Frames, brushes, paints, etc. will be some of the offerings, as well as artwork-older work, seconds, discontinued items, etc. New art, too!
But there will be a range of delightfully unusual items, too. Rubberstamps (and leather stamps, and metal alphabet sets), old dental tools, ugly pearls, vintage fabric, old wood and metal boxes, and more. Even the buildings’ managers are on board. “I have a lot of weird stuff to move on!” says 33Arts manager Julian Billotte. His wife Anna chimed in, “Me, too!” The Studio Santa Rosa manager Greg Brown says, “Ditto!”
The event is free and open to all. Creatives, makers, artists, art teachers, art students, and art organizations are encouraged to attend, because “we need you to buy this stuff so we have room to buy new stuff!”