Find great deals on one-of-a-kind art at Artists Garage Sale

  • Wed Jun 13th, 2012 6:28pm
  • Life

By Theresa Goffredo Herald Writer

The annual Artists Garage Sale creates a symbiotic relationship between patron and artist:

Artist gets his or her studios cleaned out.

Patrons get good deals on original art.

For a third year in a row, the Artists Garage Sale will be held Saturday inside and outside the Schack Art Center on Hoyt Avenue in downtown Everett.

For years, the garage sale was held at Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo until the center was torn down. The new location at Schack has proven itself a success.

Potter Jeff Tinius, who owns Storm Lake Pottery in Snohomish, said patrons had no trouble finding the garage sale last year and though the economy was worse back then, sales were down only a little bit.

It also rained last year.

This year, anything’s possible.

“I always bring seconds,” said Tinius, a potter known for his crab casserole pots and other seaware and ceramic dish sets.

He said he usually sells the same pottery items he has for sale at the Schack Art Center. The only differences are that the pieces at the garage sale might be slightly flawed— and they are a bit cheaper.

“They are quite a bit cheaper actually,” Tinius said.

With the newly paved streets, curbs and sidewalks on Hoyt Avenue and the road closed off to traffic, the scene is like a European setting for shopping for art.

“It works out real well,” Tinius said.

Tinius will be one of more than 100 artists offering seconds, as well as old and new stock and supplies, including watercolors, oils, pastels, acrylics, glass, found objects, sculpture, ceramics, photography and garden art — at bargain prices.

This year, Schack will set up a new Food Truck Corral at Wall Street and Hoyt Avenue where gourmet food trucks from all over Seattle will park and offer hungry shoppers cupcakes, barbecue, espresso and other treats right on site.

The Artists Garage Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — rain or shine — Saturday in the 2900 block of Hoyt Ave., including Schack Art Center. Admission is free.

Parking is on nearby streets or at Everpark Garage one block north, which is free on weekends. For more information, go to schackartcenter.org.

After the garage sale, Everett’s Third Saturday Artwalk runs from 4 to 7 p.m. at various studios and galleries throughout downtown.

Theresa Goffredo: 425-339-3424; goffredo@heraldnet.com.