Englewood Art Festival
Our last art show of the season is also one of our favorites. It is put on by the Rotary & is comprised of just over a 100 artists. We always have the same 2 spaces on Dearborn St at the beginning of the show. It allows me to have my van & trailer nearby which comes in very handy for restocking & packing up on Sunday night. One of the challenges of doing outdoor festivals is that we are at the mercy of the weather. Saturday started out overcast & people were there in droves. Unfortunately in the afternoon came the rain & lightning & the show was closed early. However we did sell sell one nice table to a couple who came to the show specifically to see us. This was a result of a long time artist friend who creates very unique gourd art. I save small pieces of wood that I trim from my furniture & give them to her (she calls them her gold treasure) when we know she’ll be at the same show. Her name is Bonnie Eastwood & she had been at another show several weeks ago & a customer had purchased several of her pieces that had some of my wood incorporated into it. Her customer happened to mention that they were looking for a driftwood table & Bonnie told them where they could find one. As a result they drove up to the Englewood show & found one they liked. The other thing that we like about our space is that it’s easy to place our work in the customers vehicle as they can drive right up to my display. Sunday was a beautiful day resulting in steady crowds & a few more of my pieces finding new homes. We also won 3rd place in our category which Nikki likes to call “free money”.