Winter Art Fair Off the Square & Art in the Wright Place

So … many … art fairs this coming month…

I love the local art fair scene, it’s all kinds of awesome, but I haven’t been able to do as much art as I would have liked in the past month so my plan of having many back-up and smaller items hasn’t really happened. I’m working on some ornaments this week though – curious to see how they go.

Art Fair #1: Winter Art Fair Off the Square

Held at the Monona Terrace on October 9 & 10 ( I’ve got some postcards that will give you $1 off entrance fee if you need one! Over 130 artists, in so many different media. I was at this fair last year, which was great and a little intimidating in terms of size, but I’ve always loved shopping here for the holidays when I wasn’t actually in the fair. (It’s hard to shop when you have a booth, but I’m dedicated, so I make it happen).

Art Fair #2: Art in the Wright Place

My personal favourite of the fairs … maybe it’s because it was the first one I ever did, maybe it’s the setting in a Frank Lloyd Wright building, maybe it’s the chill atmosphere and just hands down lovely people organizing. It’s smaller (45 artists) but really high quality arts and crafts. I love this fair. Also, I get to be booth buddies with the talented Andrea Mason who’s been doing some awesome things with a laser cutter lately, so it’s basically just hanging out with a friend and talking about art with people who come by at the First Unitarian Society. Plus it’s free to get in, and they have a raffle, and a bake sale. November 23 & 24th (

Come and visit me at either place 🙂 I should have some new art to check out!

DABL and Art workshops

I’ve been taking part in art workshops the last couple of weeks, organized and sponsored by Dane Arts Buy Local, which has been pretty awesome. The first one was about leveraging social media as an artist, and the last one was about demystifying the grant writing process and I can say I’ve done very little in either area, other than making a few Instagram posts. But they’ve been super useful, so I’m looking forward to the next couple Wednesday workshops.

I’m also excited to have gotten into the upcoming DABL Fifth Annual Art Market this October 18th & 19th, at Yahara Bay Distillery. It’s designed to connect businesses with artists, and I’m not fully sure what to expect. There are some amazing artists who are going to be there though, so should be fun. Be sure to drop by if you’re in the area!