March 8, 2013 (Borrego Springs) -- "California's Secret Desert" will host the Circle of Art Show and Sale the third weekend in March. This FREE outdoor juried art show includes the quality work of over 60 artists. Media include fine arts, oils and watercolors, photography, sculpture, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, and fabric art. The artists will create and display their work beginning Saturday, March 16 at 9:00 a.m., and continue on Sunday, March 17 until 4:00 p.m.
By Miriam Raftery
November 27, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) -- Looking to support our local economy while choosing special holiday gifts? We’ve scoured East County to find truly unique gifts made and sold locally. What could be finer than to receive an alpaca sweater spun and woven with locally grown wool? Or a hand-stitched quilt, locally crafted jewelry or a delectable freshly baked dessert? Perhaps your gift recipients would savor local wines grown in the Old World style, camel milk soaps scented with frankincense and myrrh, or intricately hand-beaded pottery.
Search no more! You’ll find all of these delightful items and more in our “Gifts from the East: 2012 Holiday Shopping Guide” below:
By Miriam Raftery
November 21, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – This holiday season, why not support our local economy by buying your gifts locally? Below are our picks to some of this year’s most unique and special offerings from San Diego’s eastern regions.
November 7, 2011 (East County) -- Looking for some unique holiday gifts? Wilde Oaks Farm is hosting a holiday sale on three weekends: November 12-13, November 19- 20, and December 10-11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
October 8, 2011 (El Cajon) -- The next monthly antique show in El Cajon will be held on Wednesday, October 12th! See all the great collectibles, including jewelry, photos, artwork, dolls, textiles, dishes, pottery, and glassware.
This event is held the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Ronald Reagan Community Center located at 195 East Douglas Avenue, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Parking and admission are free and you can receive one free appraisal. Additional appraisals are $5.00 each. There is also a military collectible expert on hand. For more information, or if you would like to be a vendor, please call (619) 887-8762.
By Mary Genser
July, 2009 (La Mesa)—Beautiful and versatile, these decorated pots have a variety of uses. Add flower arrangements or plants, store magazines, display a seashell collection, hold pens and pencils, or tuck away a spare roll of toilet paper in your bathroom. Ideal for showing off in summer, these pots can also be used in all seasons indoors—and enjoyed for years to come.