Two days in a tent

The weather threatened to derail the outdoor Starving Artists Show in Highwood, Illinois this past weekend, but we got through it with one good day and one semi-soggy one. On Saturday it was sunshine in the morning, until this rolled in–

Strangest hard-edged clouds I’ve ever seen. They rolled in as the prelude to a cloudy, cool rest of the day but no rain. My booth looked great in that morning sun!

It was so pleasant on Saturday that visitors persuaded themselves to buy 5 of my paintings. Sunday was an annoying drizzle but still warm. I spent more time moving my chair inside then back outside as the rain came and went than I did conversing with the diminished crowd. I guess some stayed home because they were afraid they might melt. Nevertheless I sold 4 more on Sunday! I had no particular sales goal in mind, other than “sell as much as I can”. I was pleasantly surprised that I sold so many, all to really enthusiastic folks who took their time deciding in order to make sure they would love their purchase. One amusing gentleman came back three times before he was sure–then bought the most expensive one!

I still have plenty left over, so I entered a similar “bargain art” show in Kalamazoo for next February. That show rejected me this year–we’ll see what they have to say in 2019.

About Alli Farkas

Equine and landscape artist specializing in rural Americana
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6 Responses to Two days in a tent

  1. Clover says:

    Oh, that’s exciting!! Your work looked beautiful in the tent! Woohoo!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Alli Farkas says:

      One of the things I learned at the “how to sell at an art fair” seminar last spring was that everything HAS to look really neat, clean, and professional. So I did my best and it looks like it paid off.


  2. Nancy Powers says:

    Wow! What a bonanza to sell nine paintings! Congrats, Alli….you’re so deserving!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Emma Cownie says:

    Yes, your paintings look really great and I am glad to hear that you made many sales!


  4. alanmiles says:

    Well done, Alli. Glad to see it’s going so well.


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