4th annual apple festival!

we recently had our annual apple festival...our fourth one!
it was a gorgeous fall day and lots of folks came out...we saw lots of old friends and new ones too!

earlier that week, we took a trip up to ellijay to gather the apples for everyone who had purchased them through our fundraiser- thank you to those of you who bought apples this year!

we also want to thank everyone who gave something for our raffle- this, too, is another way for arrow to raise funds for our special projects, and we thank all of those who participated! so many special, handmade items...

we want to thank susan hable and her daughter bird for carving another block for us this year! bird was on hand to help with printing and she helped so many of you print your block...we are so proud of you, bird!

we also had an apple tasting and apple cider too...and this year, we had a record number of pies in our pie contest! the branded butcher took home the blue ribbon, and we love that an arrow dad won second place- it was his first time making a pie, too! many thanks to our guest judge, gena knox, and an arrow dad, don young, for helping judge the pies this year!

and we also want to thank amanda and jeremy for the music again this year- it wouldn't be the same without your fiddle tunes!

and a big thanks to Melissa & Hip Pops for coming out to celebrate with us...

and thanks to Mimi & her Home.made crew for providing us with the most delicious apple butter to try!

and last, but certainly not least, thank you to the arrow community for supporting this fun event...happy fall, everyone!

special projects

arrow's special art prints

arrow is so lucky to have so many friends, and arrow is also lucky to have friends who are artists.

this fall, we asked megan fowler (of brown parcel press) and hope hilton to illustrate a quote that we love, from kahlil gibran's the prophet: "You are the bows from which your children, like living arrows, are sent forth".

megan's daughter comes to arrow (when they are in town from sparta), and hope has helped with arrow's night night program, so it was fitting to enlist these two for our first round of prints...and we love how each of them interpreted the quote so differently.

megan letterpress-printed hers in her studio in near sparta, georgia. (to see her beautiful workspace, look here). hope's prints were screenprinted in a beautiful metallic ink by double dutch press, the great folks that printed the covers for arrow's cookbooks. each print is sized to 11" x 14" and is printed in a limited edition of 18.

the prints are $68 and are available online here or just write rachel a note or ask about them the next time you come in.

all proceeds from the sales of these prints go directly to supporting arrow's creative programs for children & families in athens, georgia.

we heartily thank these two local artists for creating this work on behalf of our space!


megan fowler's print:


hope hilton's print: