I too enjoyed a delightful trip to Lake City, and Art Fields yesterday!
A group of twelve friends traveled from Columbia to Lake City to enjoy Art Fields.
We first enjoyed a side trip to Darla Moore's grounds and a fantastic tour of the gardens. Following our tour, we continued on to Lake City where we thoroughly enjoyed Lake City and all the wonderful art. We dined, shopped and visited with locals and merchants throughout the afternoon. Our day from beginning to end was a delight.
We had one annoying experience with an artist couple that basically attacked everyone that walked into the store that their particular art was being displayed. Their approach was more then annoying and I later found out that they had not only approached every customer coming and going in the store their art was displayed, but even went into other shops and solicited votes, even in front of the artists in the other shops.
I understand they must be very excited and thrilled to be one of the artists chosen to participate, but I found it obnoxious and it turned me off completely from them, and their work. None of the other artists in that store or the other stores I visited displayed the same type of behavior.
Next year we may consider staying overnight in order to enjoy even more of Art Fields and Lake City. Hopefully next year, all the artists will allow their work to promote them, rather then the artist promoting themselves in the aggressive way this couple choose to do it.
You, my son, Gordon working with Chef Fred @ Fat Hen, Mike @ Terra in Columbia, Travis @ Rosso in Columbia and so many more all show your love of what you do in the kitchen, and in your restaurants each and every day. And we, that are fortunate enough to enjoy your craft, your skill and your love of all you do in the kitchen thank you all again and again and again!
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