Help us share the love! We're looking for vendors of vintage clothing, jewelry, posters, t-shirts, vinyl records - any '60's collectible items you would like to share! Get your groove on as we revisit this epic time in our cultural history.
Great entertainment, food and friends! Vendors, please contact us asap to reserve your space! Reg/app forms are available by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling/texting us at 319-573-2537 or visit us at the Artisan's Sanctuary, 1070 7th Ave, Marion, IA 52302.
*The Summer of Love was a social phenomenon that occurred during the summer of 1967, when as many as 100,000 people, mostly young people sporting hippie fashions of dress and behavior, converged in San Francisco's neighborhood Haight-Ashbury. Although hippies also gathered in many other places in the U.S., Canada and Europe, San Francisco was at that time the most publicized location for hippie fashions.
Hippies, sometimes called flower children, were an eclectic group. Many were suspicious of the government, rejected consumerist values, and generally opposed the Vietnam War. A few were interested in politics; others were concerned more with art (music, painting, poetry in particular) or religious and meditative practices.
The term "Summer of Love" originated with the formation of the Council for the Summer of Love during the spring of 1967 as a response to the convergence of young people on the Haight-Ashbury district. The Council was composed of The Family Dog, The Straight Theatre, The Diggers, The San Francisco Oracle, and approximately twenty-five other people, who sought to alleviate some of the problems anticipated from the influx of people expected during the summer. The Council also assisted the Free Clinic and organized housing, food, sanitation, music and arts, along with maintaining coordination with local churches and other social groups.