Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Kensington Artists Social - Clearing things up!

The comments on a recent post on the upcoming Artist Social got a little snarky which was unfortunate b/c this event was planned with the truest of intentions by some great people. We'll let Scott do the explaining but hope you all choose to attend and come out to meet some locals!

I would like to take this opportunity to address the negative assumptions and impressions derived from the event. My name is Scott Allinson. My email address is I am the organizer and a local photographer. I want to extend an invitation to everyone that commented to write me directly to discuss any issue posted here. There is no malicious intent or desperation as implied in some comments. We just want to meet like minded people and get a positive word out for Thai Tony's.

Let's be clear. I approached Thai Tony's to host this event. This is my idea and I am responsible for it. I have lived here for over 3 years and have had a very strong desire to meet other artists and make new connections. I finally got the courage and saw an opportunity to organize a casual event with my new friends at Thai Tony's. Angie was gracious and willing to host. We thought a nice menu and a glass of wine and some music might be a nice way to bring us together.

To address some of the specifics of your concerns I would offer the following:
-In order to keep the event simple for organizing and implementation a set price and menu was the best option.
-Setting up an event for free, spending money out of my pocket and hoping that people buy food just isn't possible or fair. I hope you consider that $10 pays the servers and other hard costs but does not mean profit. If free were an option, I'd do it.
-The wine was my idea and is a break even proposition at best. Thai Tony's does not have a liquor license but I thought it might be nice to have it. If you still want to come, buy tickets from me for $7 and I can nix the drink for you. Does that help?
-Also, this is a private party and the restaurant will not be open to the general public. That has to be worth something.

We think that says it all so come on now people... $1o bucks! We're going so come out and give us all those snarky anon comments to our face : )

Kensington Artists Social
Calling all Local Artists! Join other local writers, musicians, performance artists, actors, painters etc. etc. at the first Kensington Artist Social. Come to eat, drink, meet and network!
Tuesday, July 17th
Thai Tonys - 3019 Ft. Hamilton Pkwy
$10 to include - hors d'oeuvres, glass of wine, photo exhibit by donje' photography, live music and other entertainment.Please pre-buy tickets at Thai Tonys or by emailing Scott at