Joined: Apr 23, 2009
|Posted: 2009-08-23 1:41 pm  Permalink|
We just wanted to say thank you to everyone for the fantastic response to this event from everyone who plans to come and the artists who responded to our invitation... This is the first year for this exhibition and we hope that you will all enjoy the work of the artists involved and (weather permitting) a great day out by the sea. Puttiki '09 is set to be the first of a (hopefully) annual event and we are relying on Tiki-Philes to make it a success and add their input as to what they would like to see in future. We are hoping that next year will have a venue for art and a market place and then some evening events to turn it into a weekend of fun but, for now, we are limited to the art show (and the hospitality of a very new but very likeable Tiki bar) in a town full of awesome little shops and fun stuff to do.
Hastings has a variety of exciting, well priced vintage stores (clothing and furniture), a wild bunch of mini golf courses (that we are going to take over for next year's carving gallery... So enjoy them while you can hit the balls anywhere you like!) and a really nice selection of traditional seaside fun to take in once you have enjoyed the art (including oversized lollies and the legendary Crab Bucket). We are currently putting together a map detailing where you can find these treasures when you're in town... They are all well worth a browse!
As we have said, this year is going to be a small do that a few Tiki enthusiasts have clubbed together to arrange... We are extremely pleased with what we have organised and the incredible effort of the artists involved but with your initial support we can make it into a bigger event that will put a new Tiki bar on the map and bring Tiki lovers together for an annual day out beside the sea.