The Art Inventory

May 3, 2016

Get Great Glass Gifts This Saturday At The Annual Glass Eye Sidewalk Sale

Kirby Lindsay Laney

GlassEyeStudioSidewalkSalePostcard_1917436_1406438569371321_1521052409195349518_nOn Saturday, May 7th, from 9a – 1p, the Glass Eye Studio Sidewalk Sale returns with more beautiful works of art for sale.

For one-day-only, purchase seconds and non-standard pieces made in Fremont at the Glass Eye Studio.  Select vases, ornaments, paperweights, garden torches, and other items perfect for gifts for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduations, Birthdays, Anniversaries, and other events.

The Sidewalk Sale will also feature original works by individual glass artists.  The sale is limited to stock on hand, so it is best to arrive early.  Bring your own packing material.

Also, this sale takes place rain or shine!  Find more information on the Glass Eye Facebook page.


May 2, 2016

Passing – Mitzi Simons, A Fremont Friend & Caretaker

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Mitzi Simons (with Kirby Laney) accepting the much deserved Best Fremont Resident Award for 2014.  Photo by Adrian Laney

Mitzi Simons (with Kirby Laney) accepting the much deserved Best Fremont Resident Award for 2014. Photo by Adrian Laney

On Friday, April 29th, a dear friend of Fremont and one of its most giving caretakers, passed away.  Mitzi Simons, a familiar face around the neighborhood and winner of awards from the Fremont Chamber of Commerce and the readers of (the 2014 Fremont’s Best Resident) for her generous spirit and dedication to cleaning graffiti from our streets.

On Saturday, May 7th, at 4p, friends will gather at Doric Lodge #92 for a celebration of her life.  The Masons have offered to host the gathering, but attendees have been asked, based on directive from Simons herself, not to bring flowers or gifts.  We have been asked to pass her spirit on to someone else who needs a lift.

Please, help spread the word about this tremendous loss, and the time we will have to celebrate together a very special life.  Everyone is welcome to attend and invited to gather in honor of this Fremont friend.


April 29, 2016

Shontina & The Sugar Shack Concert At Dusty Strings On May 7th

Kirby Lindsay Laney

DustyStringsMay16_Shontina-and-the-Sugar-ShackOn Saturday, May 7th, at 7p, Dusty Strings will host a special concert with Shontina & The Sugar Shack.

Native of West Texas, Shontina Vernon has performed throughout the United States and Europe, playing with some of the best musicians in soul, jazz, and hip-hop.  Her charting singles feature her colorful imagination and ear for language and lyricism.

Come hear original music by Shontina & The Sugar Shack in the intimate setting of the Dusty Strings Music School.  Purchase tickets for $20 in advance, through the Dusty Strings website, or for $25 at the door.


April 28, 2016

Tribute Night At Nectar For Prince, The Purple One

Kirby Lindsay Laney

On Sunday, May 1st, join other fans at Nectar Lounge for a special tribute show, hosted by DJ Dave Paul.


Find more information, and tickets, at Nectar


April 27, 2016

Woodland Park Zoo Offers Full Line-Up Of Concerts This Summer

Kirby Lindsay Laney
Enjoy a musical performance on the Zoo North Meadow this summer!  Photo by Romy Brock & Woodland Park Zoo

Enjoy a musical performance on the Zoo North Meadow this summer! Photo by Romy Brock & Woodland Park Zoo

The BECU ZooTunes, presented by Carter Subaru, at the Woodland Park Zoo offers a great line-up of musical acts, performing outside in the picturesque North Meadow.  Tickets are now on-sale for the concert series.

Check out these performers:

  • Jun 30th – Neko Case, K.D. Lang, and Laura Veirs, with special guest Andy Shauf
  • Jul 17th – Phillip Phillips & Matt Nathanson with A Great Big World
  • Jul 21st – UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro & Mickey with The Wailers
  • Jul 24th – The B52s with special guest The English Beat
  • Jul 26th & 27th – The ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Mandatory World Tour
  • Aug 2nd – Ziggy Marley, with special guest Steel Pulse
  • Aug 3rd & 4th – Pink Martini featuring China Forbes & Storm Large
  • Aug 21st – Jeff Beck
  • Aug 23rd & 24th – Brandi Carlisle with The Secret Sisters

The concert gates open at 5p, with the shows starting at 6p, unless otherwise noted on the tickets.  All shows are done rain or shine, with no refunds or exchanges.  Purchase tickets, or get more information, at


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