This past weekend, the Hand to Hand Market was held at the Green Bean Coffee House on Elm Street. Hand to Hand was an indoor version of the First-Friday Indie Market (held in the parking lot at the corner of MLK Drive and S. Elm Street). Saturday's event filled the whole building. This photo was taken upstairs where vendors sold handicrafts, jewelry, and art work. A wellness thread permeated the event; for example Zen Cat was on site to educate people about eating gluten-free and Deep Roots Co-op provided background information about the co-op and updated the audience on the progress of their new facility. Hands on demonstrations were offered throughout the day. When we were there, a table was set up to fold cranes to send to Japan to uplift the spirits of the disaster survivors.
Greensboro makes a real effort to provide venues for local artists to sell and for organizations to promote their causes. The whole day was another fine example of a Greensboro business serving as a community resource. Thank you, Green Bean; may you host more events like this one. As for the word ART on the wall, perhaps it is an acronym, A.R.T., Another Remarkable Time in GREENSBORO! Let's grab the Go Triad insert from today's News & Record and start planning for this weekend!