It seemed like a good idea at the time when I planned these, but now that I'm actually on the road, I question my judgment. I'm here in Charlotte, NC for the first of 4 shows in Sept./October. And of course it rained on the day of setup. Oh well, the weekend looks better. It's always kind of fun to do a first time show and the locals may never have seen my work before and get all excited. Dates: 9/24-25
Then, after a short visit with an old friend in Savannah, I bop up to Louisville, KY to do the fine St. James Ct. art festival which has been pretty good for me in the past. Good, appreciative crowds in a neat Victorian (stone) neighborhood. I like doing shows in areas that I usually don't go to because I meet new artists and new customers. I am jazzed at this show. Dates: 9/30-10/2
After St. James, I barrel home to Horseshoe Bay for 2 WHOLE DAYS, kiss my wife hello/goodbye, restock and then head on down to Biloxi, MS to the Gulfcoast Street Fair held in conjunction with a well attended Classic Car show. The husbands will be licking the carburetors and ogling the chrome while the wives will attend the art show, we hope. Dates: 10/8-9
And finally, I hope, I trek on up to Bella Vista, AR for my final road show - again a first timer for me so we shall see how it goes. All these shows are a crapshoot but even with the down economy, I do have some decent sales. One big thing going for me is: someone may not buy an expensive piece for themselves due to cost. But if it is a gift (my art is oftern bought as a gift) and not too expensive, then they rationalize that it is OK to spend the money. And so they do. Maybe one for themselves and one as a gift. Hey, why not? It'll make so and so happy! Dates:10/14-16
Will I be coming near where you live? I hope so. If you do come by the show, please say hello and tell me how you found me. But please, please, no laughing.