In mid-September I pulled out the checklist and started gathering my art booth supplies for the weekend.
This year my booth for the Ravenswood ArtWalk was in the Hayes Properties Atrium. This was a new venue to me, but a few veterans directed me in where to set up my booth.
Soon we all had determined the layout and the empty thoroughfare became an indoor art fair.
Our venue was just outside of the main artwalk.
A flag soon pointed people in the right direction.
Every year it is a different setup with new additions to be added to the configuration, like my stakes this year.
The venue was filled with lovely art. The atrium light was cast a wonderful glow.
We started getting a steady flow of artwalkers and creations started walking away to new homes.
A few of my friends stopped by and snapped some photos of me in action.
Here a scribble ball will be repurposed into a jewelry creation. I love it when my customers tell me what they plan to do with my creations.
My batty pieces caught a few eyes, but the summery weather kept people from planning for Halloween. Most of these pieces are now at Sacred Art in Lincoln Square.
The Hayes Building has a lot of vintage neon signs that illuminate the hallway.
There is also a lovely replica of a Frank Lloyd Wright Garden Sprite.
Soon it was time to close the building and put the booth to sleep.
The chandelier in the Hayes Building casts lovely shadows.
There was a lovely art installation by Dana Parisi around the corner by the ArtWalk.
The next morning I passed this lovely reminder by the Swedish American Museum.
The organizers had replenished the booklets by our venue.
We uncovered our booths and geared up for another day of interacting with art walkers.
It was nice to touch base with vendors from last year and get to know new artists who were setting up their booths for the first time ever.
Although Halloween was ‘too soon,’ angels had no trouble flying off for Holiday gifts.
Musical pieces always find owners.
And Christmas Carol angels have a steady adoption rate too.
Soon it was time to load up the car.
Laura Matzen demonstrated how we all felt after two days of vending and tearing down our booths.
The drive home went quickly, with fun dashboard company.
I capped the evening with a lovely meal by the Lucky Platter, as always.
When I got home, I had my first Square review.
I unloaded the car and repurposed the suit case for my Houston trip.
I am looking forward to the holiday season. Things are looking up thanks to your support!
My next fair is the Handmade Market on October 14. Hope to see you then!