This weekend is my first outdoor fall show. Time to dig out the tent, lights, display panels and the thousand other bits that have to travel with the paintings.
The Maitland Art Festival http://www.maitlandrotaryartfestival.com/ is one of the older established art fairs in the area set around a small in-town lake and happily less than a mile from my studio. Last year the organizers hoped to bring a little excitement to the show by adding evening hours on Friday and Saturday. They wired the whole park with electricity so the artists can now light their booths. Last year the crowds were small in the evening. We're hoping there is more awareness and energy this year.