Spring into Conshohocken, a sidewalk sale event
by Brian Coll
Like the title of the article says, Spring into Conshohocken, a sidewalk sale event…. takes place this Saturday May 6th. What the event is and where it is… a number of our boroughs local small shops and eateries got together and wanted to invite some of their favorite artists, crafters and creators to Conshohocken for the day. These artists are hooking up with brick and mortar store fronts. So, as you shop and stroll Fayette Street on Saturday May 6th, look for some local artists along the way.
May 6th is a perfect time of year to look for Mothers Day gifts, maybe graduation or moving up ceremonies or just something for you, yes you!
Let’s start on upper Fayette Street and the new Studio 918 where they will have live acoustic music by Chet Sullivan as well as Ashley Hartnett selling handmade jewelry and the talented Sarah Sewell Photography. From there walk down Fayette Street and maybe get a coffee at feine or if it’s later in the day maybe a mouthwatering burger from the StoneRose. Neal Eye Group is at 9th and Fayette along with Diamond House Jewelry.
Between 6th and 5th, make sure you stop at Brunch-Conshy for FREE Samples along with discounts on Brunch swag! Do you like Orange Juice? Try their fresh squeezed OJ or if you are hungry, they have the most amazing arugula toast. A few doors away you have…
XTRA Boutique, go in and look around or meet the folks from the Ambler Flower Shop outfront along with Fat Dog Beads Jewelry.
Scoops is going to open a bit earlier than normal to take part in this community event, so if you are like me and want dessert first.. you know where to go.
Right around the corner is a hidden gem in Conshohocken, The Artist’s Loft. Inside they have close to 50 unique artists all with works for sale, outside of the Artist’s Loft on May 6th you will find Jason Traverse photography, Rosie Corey of Little Tootsie Designs, David Celli artist, Pearls & Gems & More as well as Jodi McCloskey 3-dimensional artist.
Before you leave the 500 block of Fayette Street, make sure you eye up a cheesesteak from Masterpeace Grille or check out Salon Fabhair by Marne. And, at 5th and Fayette is one of the places we don’t talk about enough, Bob Wilson Gulf. Bob and his crew there, they and honest and fair, kind and courteous and know their stuff. 3 generations of the Wilson family have been keeping the vehicles of our community on the road for decades.
I’m hungry writing this…. at 4th and Fayette you have the Shack in the Back and Deli on 4th. Outside of Coll’s Custom Framing will be artist Gillian Pokalo as well as Michaela Art and the concert photography of Tom Collins.
Inside of Coll’s Custom Framing, check out the art show of Andrea Fairservice.
Right next door at Sanctuary Blu will be artist Kim Tatum Robbins, Hair There Conshy and Jais Creativity.
At the newer store Thirteen Circles will be Soulshine and Moonbeams doing oracle reading as well as selling Florida waters and spiritual items.
Look for Doris Pancoast Blide with cool painted rocks and shadowboxes outside of Our Daily Bagel. Try Our Daily Bagel and their homemade spreads.
Keep walking down Fayette Street and see the folks at La Bella Moda. They are wonderful! Prom dresses, wedding gowns and more. A fellow by the name of Ed DiGinto will have some cool planter boxes and the Conshy Sparkle Factory will be there will cool stuff.
Most of us are familiar with the next block…. Flocco’s, Great American Pub, Boathouse, Tough Nickel Barber, I’m Sergio, Insomnia Cookies, Blackfish, Chang Mai, Win Wah, Nudy’s and Fayette Street Oyster House and Grille. Turn the corner onto East 1st and you have Eat Greek, El Limon, Daniels, Viggiano’s and the always amazing Southern Cross.
May 6th is a perfect day to Discover Conshohocken.