Next weekend I will be in Leawood showing my acrylic on plexiglass artwork at the 10th Annual Town Art Fair.
It will be my third year at this show, and I’m really looking forward to it. My booth will be on the east side of the Fair this year, on the side of Express, which will be an interesting change. The past two years I have been in front of Victoria’s Secret, which I’ve liked because it seemed to ensure a lot of traffic. This year, I’m not really sure …? I know that I have to arrive to set up my booth about 5 hours earlier than in years past – 8 am.
Typically I wouldn’t like the idea of having to arrive and setup my booth 8 hours before the show opens. But I’ve decided to really embrace it, so Brandon and I are going to get a hotel the night before so we’re already in the city. It will be like a mini vacation this way. And we’re renting a SUV – hopefully a gas-efficient one!
If you don’t have plans, stop by and check out the action! I’ll be at Booth #213.
Town Art Show is at Town Center Plaza, 19th and Roe.
Wow! It was a scorcher this weekend! Despite the heat, Brandon and I still had a great art weekend at the Town Art Show! We had the opportunity to meet and talk with lots of art lovers and fellow artists. It was also nice to see several familiar faces from last year’s event!
Friday – Brandon & I arrived in Leawood safely and got our booth setup in quick fashion. We are starting to become pretty efficient at setup, like a well-oiled machine. I took a short break from the action at the art fair that evening to visit the home of Karen in Leawood. She is commissioning a 3-panel series to hang in the North windows of her family room. I am excited to start working on the sketches!
Saturday – It was a long, hot day with very little breeze, but it didn’t really seem to affect the crowd. There were lots of visitor’s to my booth, and Brandon passed out lots of business cards.
Sunday – On the last day of the show, Sally from Leawood purchased Bloom 1 and Flower Garden. She is also going to pull together some color samples for me to do a commission piece for her bedroom.
Our booth neighbors this year were awesome! Both glass artist Laurie Mellenbruch and photographer Paul Bonnichsen, local Kansas City artists with lots of experience showing their artwork at fairs, offered lots of great tips and insights to the art fair process.
To see photos from the weekend, visit the Town Art Show Gallery.
IÂ will have a boothÂ at the Town Art Show this weekend, June 15-18.Â Â My boothÂ will be located in front of the Coldwater Creek store.
This will be my sophomore effortÂ at this show, and I am hoping that it goes well.Â Brandon and I are both really looking forward to a weekend in Kansas City, and to getting back into “art mode”.Â If the weather cooperates, it will make for a great weekend!
Last year we met a lot of cool artists.Â My booth was beside a photographer named Tim (from Texas), and by a jeweler (from Leawood) that had the most exotic beads I had ever seen.Â I can’t remember her name, but her beadwork was very memorable.
If your looking for something to do this Father’s Day Weekend, visit me at the Town Art Show!
Click here for the Map & Artist List.
What a fantastic evening! I can’t express how much of a joy it is to be showing at Cafe Trio, truely a great place to show artwork! The romantic lighting and Tim Whitmer’s piano playing provided the perfect ambiance!
Brandon, my husband, shot some rough video footage of the evening. Check back soon for some video clips!
Mark your calendars everyone, here are the dates for my upcoming Spring shows:
- March 5 – April 21, at Cafe Trio, 3535 Broadway, Kansas City, MO. Visit www.cafetriokc.com for directions.
- April 26 – April 30, at Kimbari, 822 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS. Visit www.kimbari.net for directions.
Check back for more information about the opening receptions for both of these shows!