Events: Gare Fest West 2019

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Event: Gare Fest West 2019
Where: CreativiTea
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When: May 20-21, 2019 9:00AM - 4:30PM
Price: $185.00

We're happy to announce Gare Fest West 2019, taking place on May 20-21 (9am-4:30pm) at CreativiTea, 1312 11th Street, Bellingham, WA. 

Our 2-day event is for paint-your-own pottery studio owners and their employees (all attendees must be over 16 yrs of age) and will feature brand new technique and business classes sure to make you money taught by:
  • Mary Ann O'Hearn, Gare artist for the past 21 years and avid teacher at the CCSA Convention as she has taught for the past 17 years! 
  • Julie & Robin Cates, owners of On the Pot in Salina, KS and authors of the "Two Chicks & A Brush" book series teaching their tricks of the trade after having owned their studio for 16 years and counting! 
  • Chinook Graham, owner of CreativiTea, with 2 studio locations in WA.
  • Other presenters to be added.

We'll provide a light continental breakfast, and lunch on both days.  

Meet the folks that make up the Gare Family!  
Stay for our Monday night mix and mingle event and get to know your peers! 
It's 2 days packed with information and inspiration, you won't want to miss it!  
For your convenience, here is some travel information:

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, WA (SEA)

The airport is approximately 100 miles from CreativiTea.

Port of Bellingham International Airport in Bellingham, WA (BLI)

The airport is approximately 10 miles from CreativiTea.

We do not provide transportation from the airports to the hotel/CreativiTea, but if you are looking to share a rental car with someone who is also flying in to attend our event, please contact us for a list of attendees so you can get in touch and make plans to meet up. 

We suggest three hotels to choose from during your stay:
Four Points by Sheraton, 714 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham 360-671-1011
Room Rate $107 - Group Name:  Gare, Inc.
The Chrysalis Inn and Spa, 804 10th Street, Bellingham 360-756-1005
Room Rate $179-$189 depending on view  Group Name: Gare
Fairhaven Village Inn, 1200 10th Street, Bellingham 360-733-1311

Who can attend?

This event is for studio owners with a valid Tax ID# ONLY.  Each studio owner may bring one guest who MUST be an employee of the studio.   

How long is the event each day?

Both days we'll start at 9am and will finish around 4:30pm.  Monday evening we'll have a mix & mingle event (only those attending Gare Fest can attend the Monday night event).  

Can I get a detailed agenda of the event? 

Yes, everyone who signs up for the event will receive an emailed agenda with detailed information that will be sent out approximately 2 weeks before Gare Fest. 

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

We do not provide transportation to and from the airports to the hotel, but if you are looking to share a rental car with someone who is also flying in to attend our event, please contact us for a list of attendees so you can get in touch and make plans to meet up.  

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Just bring yourself, your guest (who must be a studio employee), we'll supply all of your materials and meals. We suggest you don't bring any large bags or extra stuff with you, as space is limited (we try to fit as many people as possible).  

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No, tickets are non-transferrable and non-refundable.  

What is the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable.

Where can I find a receipt for this event? 

We process the payment for this event the same way we do regular orders, so you can find an invoice under "My Account" and "Invoices & Tracking".   

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