Saturday, May 10, 2008
Market in the Hood
Our local juggling community called Belly Acres started a school for the performing arts. They call it S.P.A.C.E. (Seaview Performing Arts Center for Education). It's just about a mile away and every Saturday they host a little farmer's market. This ties into the gas pricing thing because it is so close. I hadn't been there though until today because I always had to put in my time at the gallery on Saturdays. But now we are open M-F and closed on the weekends which frees me up to do weekend things (nice).
The bearded guy is Graham Ellis who is one of the founders of this community. Over 20 years ago he and fellow jugglers bought 12 acres in the back of the community of Seaview. These are world class jugglers (Graham is from England, there are members from Germany and France and of course the U.S.). Coolest thing is that every so often they congregate and then put on an amazing show for us locals.
It was always Graham's dream to also start a school for young jugglers and other types of performers (like silk aerialists). I love the rainbow beams across the ceiling...
Anyway, we got there a little late so I could only score some arugula, avos, and a giant sapote which I heard makes a good bread.