You’ve probably been wondering where we’ve been and what’s going on with us for this year, regarding art fairs and festivals. Well, wonder no more . . . we’ve got news to share!
We wanted our first forays into the art fair world to be close to home. For one, we would be able to sleep in our own bed and be close enough so that we could run back home for something we may have forgotten (which we did a few times). So, while Alameda was a great place for us to learn the ropes, now that we’ve got a little experience under our belts, we decided it was time to move onward and upward . . . to see what other art fairs might be out there and where else we might peddle our wares.
We spent much time looking at art fairs and trying to figure out which ones would work best for us. We still wanted them to be close enough to home that we’re not more than a couple hours’ drive away, but we also wanted them to be in communities where art was highly regarded and sought after. Plus, we looked into the size of the crowds each art fair brought in. After all, the more people who attend, the more people can buy our art.
The dates are back to back, which might or might not be an issue (we’ll find out soon enough), but we’re traveling so much this summer that we didn’t have the time to spread them out further. Plus, we’ll get a taste of what it’s like to do this full-time.
So, without further ado, here are the two art festivals we’re going to be at this year:
This will be our first time with this event promoter, but the location and size of the crowd promise to be very good. It’s the 47th year of the festival, and we can’t wait to be a part of it.
We’ve worked with the promoter of this festival before, so we’ll have that familiarity to help with the change. Lafayette is a lovely town, and close enough to our home that we can still sleep in our own bed at night. We walked this art fair last year and it was just bustling with people and lovely things to see and eat, and we’re thrilled to be part of a great event.
So there you go! We hope you’ll come on by to see our booths and our wares. We’ll have some new stuff this year, and it’s even Craig’s birthday during the festival in Lafayette! So come on down and wish him a happy birthday!
See you there . . .