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Fun Fest at Treasure The Trove

First Friday

Feb. 7, Friday evening from 5 to 8 p.m., Tehachapi Treasure Trove will again celebrate our First Friday FunFest. You're invited to come see our new look with displays full of art, crafts, collectables and art supplies.

The featured artist for February will be Jim Dinsmore who creates a wonderful variety of objects out of wood ("Wood N Stuff"). In addition to his finished pieces, Jim will be armed with pieces in various stages of completion and ready to answer questions and explain his process. Jim is especially known for his work turning a variety of segmented woods, using between two and ten or twelve different types, to create colorful natural wood pieces.

Jim was born into wood working: his father was a carpenter and together they used to build houses and work on other projects. Jim has worked with wood all of his life sometimes a business and sometimes as a hobby.

Jim has spent most of his life in the Midwest in Iowa and Minnesota. He took a break from wood working to attend seminary, and spent 32 years as a preacher. Jim and his wife Jolene first arrived in Tehachapi in their Pace Arrow motor home, and then moved to Tehachapi in 2002 from Mankato, Minnesota, for a change of climate and to be closer to his daughter, who at that time lived in Bakersfield.

With February's First Friday we are also celebrating some major changes at TTT. We've done a lot of rearranging to make room for more things and more vendors – including more antiques and collectibles, more ceramics, the addition of organic essential oils and soaps and new artists and vendors.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, we have added much more jewelry by our very own local artists.

Tehachapi Treasure Trove is located at 116 E. Tehachapi Blvd., right across the street from the water tower in Railroad Park. TTT winter hours are daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Sundays – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

For additional information on any of our activities, classes and events, please call 661-822-6794 or visit http://www.facebook.com/TehachapiTreasureTrove