Posts Tagged ‘art booth’

This weekend at the Art on the Greene Festival in Arlington, Texas

March 24, 2012

Art on the Greene, Richard Greene Park, Arlington, Texas

Greetings from Art on the Greene!  I was hoping to post to the blog live throughout this weekend, but the only Wi-Fi available in the area is connected to Cowboys Stadium, and it requires a subscription.  Imagine that.  So, I’m at my dining room table, sore over every inch of my body from yesterday’s six-hour load in and set up.  But Friday evening drew over 3,000 to the park, and sales were quite good, and the conversations were even better.  The patrons are a lovely crowd so far this year.  The weather is supposed to be optimum for an art festival, and I can hardly wait to get back today (assuming the Advil is going to work).

Today (Saturday) we are open from 11 till 11:00.  Tomorrow from 11 till 5.  The music is spectacular.  I’m eagerly anticipating today’s performance of Voodoo Blue (Stevie Ray Vaughn tribute band), taking the stage around noon.  If you get a chance to come by, I am in booth #53, at the “T” intersection on the west boundary of Richard Greene Linear Park.  We are at 1601 E. Randol Mill Road, between Cowboys Stadium and Rangers Ballpark.  If you walk behind my tent, you will literally tumble into the canal far below.  I do indeed have a scenic spot, and am thinking about trying some plein watercolor from outside my booth today.

Thank you for reading.  I hope to see you at the festival.

Finished Store Rooftop Watercolor at Grapefest

September 16, 2011

Watercolor of Store Rooftop at Grapefest Art Festival

I arrived at my festival booth early this Friday morning, relishing the 72-degree temperature and overcast skies.  The cool breezes are delicious too.  I managed to open my booth a good 30 minutes before the gates opened, so I took out this sketch I began yesterday and finished it up just in time to hurl onto the blog.  During the slow moments of the art festivals, it’s rewarding to be able to have something creative to do with all that down time.  If the crowds don’t pick up this morning, I’ll begin another plein air sketch.  I do love the festival atmosphere.  The people here were lovely yesterday.  I’m looking forwards to more of the same today.

Thanks always for reading.

Greetings from Grapefest (Grapevine, Texas Art Festival)

September 15, 2011

Artist's Booth at GrapeFest, 2011

Greetings from GrapeFest 2011!  The Texas weather is windy and cool today, with very pleasing temperatures.  Thus begins a four-day art festival that will close Sunday at 6 p.m.  I’m proud to be set up in my new tent.  The EZ-Up pop-up tent proved its worth over the past three years, but I’m happy now to have a much sturdier structure that will resist the high Texas winds and occasional violent rain storms.

The season for art is an extremely busy one for me right now, with my One-Man Show opening last Saturday at the Weiler House Fine Art Gallery (http://www.weilerhousefineart.com) and lasting for a calendar month, along with this current Grapevine, Texas art festival, soon to be followed by the Fort Worth Music Festival and finally the Handley Blues Festival.

The Thursday crowds are rather thin, but Saturday and Sunday predict thousands of people pouring through the festival grounds.  So far today, the conversations with patrons have been pleasant, and I’m confident that the sales will pick up soon.  Whatever happens, its great to be outside on a day such as today, and if any of you readers are in the area the next few days, I would love to chat with you.

Thanks for reading.