I have been a vicarious participant during creation of the Riverside Arts Market..via internet newsletters sent out by Tony, Brandy, Shannon and the crew. Haven't ever met these people nor even crossed their paths. Yet, the passion they convey by their constant committment for the Market to remain in their community, is uplifting and contagious. I did not intend to become part of this happening but I got caught up in the enthusiasm and increasingly wonderful outcomes for participants and buyers alike.
I do not know how much money this Market has made but the positive process it creates between others is priceless. So, yes, yes, yes, I support the Riverside Arts Market because it gives space to walk outside our daily "so important stuff" and connect with others... simply with a smile over a baby or of course, "a good buy".
In conclusion, I also support the Riverside Art Market becasue it allows peopel to become more educated and appreciate life styles different from thier own. This in turn brings more openess into the community, knitting people together who never would have otherwise made the acquaintance, however brief. So thank you Riverside Arts Market Crew. Thank you for all the millions of minutes you have
given of yourselves, for it brings the belief and vision that we are all one a little closer to home.