3rd Annual Modern Design Block Party
Posted by Kate / to News, Events / on August 4, 2011

On Thursday July 28th, Grand Image and our design neighbors on Ohio Avenue, hosted our 3rd Annual Modern Design Block Party.

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This year we tried something new - we had a local Taco Truck set up shop right out front of GI as well as inside the gallery we offered frozen and “on the rocks” margaritas. I didn’t have a chance to try either, but from the crowds of people out front, and the amount of liquor consumed, I would say both were wildly popular!

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We again this year, had a featured piece of artwork on our invites.  This year it was a new Rex Ray image called “Freyburg”.  We offered it as a stretched POD canvas raffle to all who attended.  Our winner picked the following morning by showroom manager Vanessa Vaughan was Sarah Reyton from Burgess Design!

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Sounds like Sarah has already found a perfect home for her artwork.  She excitedly emailed us: "I want to thank you again for selecting me as the winner of the Rex Ray canvas print -- I LOVE IT!!!  I’ve hung it in my home in the entryway which was waiting for the perfect piece of art!"

 

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Additionally this year, we featured special artwork from some of our local NW artists, who were in attendance that evening. For me that is the fun part of the evening.  It is great that our staff and clients have the chance to interact with some of our artists in a social setting.  The artists get a chance to talk about their techniques and their motivation.

This year we featured:

Andree Carter, David Owen Hastings

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Paul Edmondson, Maeve Harris (not pictured- how did I miss her????) and Mary Margaret Briggs (with me).

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If you have been invited in the past to the Block Party and haven’t made it over, you don’t know what you are missing… put it on your calendar’s for next year in late July!

Here are some pics of our incredibly photogenic staff!!

CEO Larry Winn and me, Kate Maass, Art Director

Inna Thorn, Marketing Director and Nicole DuCharme, Project Manager

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Nicole DuCharme, Kate Maass and Devan Walker, National Sales Manager

Madison Cook, Account Manager with Devan Walker

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