Art Walk at Grocery Outlet’s 70th Anniversary

WelcomeGrocery Outlet Art Walk

Grocery Outlet was giving away free stuff right after lunch and there were a lot of people. The certainly kept the staff busy.  In the meantime the Art Walk peeps were setting up. Ooo was it hot! But thanks to the canopy, plus  a slight breeze it was more than OK.

Mother and daughter the artist.

Mother and daughter the artist.

Adam Schaudenecker brought his guitar and took center stage and sang a variety of styles. He was quite talented. Some of the people were singing along with him.

preparing

preparing

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I took some pictures early on because I knew I was going to get busy when I start doing caricatures.  I was right. My first “victim” was the daughter of Grocery Outlet’s owners/managers. She didn’t expect the drawing to be anything special. From the look in her eyes, I knew she realized it was. Then a family of 3 kids who had just gone shopping were passing by and I told them it was free to have their faces drawn. All 3 kids  lined up — one wanted to be a princess and the two others wanted to look like the sisters from “Frozen” — they were delighted. After that it was one face after the other. I was starving but I realized the people had been lining up a long time and I didn’t stop until closing time when I ran out of light and paper. In fact, the last one was a teenager who was dragged there by her mother who had her other daughters drawn earlier.  I told her I didn’t have any more paper and so she asked me to draw her picture on the back cardboard of my sketch book.

Raoul with his sketch pad.  Photo courtesy of Anna Li.

Raoul with his sketch pad.
Photo courtesy of Anna Li.

I have to thank my friends Anna, Sue and Nicole who hovered around me the whole time entertaining the people in line and providing water and snacks. They did a splendid PR job with the neighborhood.  I’m sure the other volunteers were doing great as well. I was just stuck in my bench.

I was tired. My back ached and my knees cricked when I stood up. I was famished. But knowing that I made all those people happy and that I was able to donate all of my tips to the Art Walk Group was  satisfying. It was a good day.

 

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Painted bowling pins. Photo courtesy of Anna Li.

Painted bowling pins.
Photo courtesy of Anna Li.

Sue and Michelle. Photo courtesy of Anna Li the Pokemon queen.

Sue and Michelle.
Photo courtesy of Anna Li the Pokemon queen.

Kel and her cactus.

Kel and her cactus.

The La Habra Art Association had art projects ready for the kids.

The La Habra Art Association had art projects ready for the kids.

Handmade jewelry,

Handmade jewelry,

Look at those colors! Cool designs.

Look at those colors! Cool designs.

Handmade pillows.

Handmade pillows.

It's pillow time!

It’s pillow time!

Glassware with style.

Glassware with style.

Mother and son.

Mother and son.

Welcome to the Art Walk at the Grocery Outlet.

Welcome to the Art Walk at the Grocery Outlet.

Michelle the Apron Lady

Michelle the Apron Lady

Suzanne the baker maker!

Suzanne the baker maker!

semi-precious art work.

semi-precious art work.

Stones turned jewelry.

Stones turned jewelry.

Black and white

Black and white

 

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