Sunday, August 3, 2008

Booth Building

Last week I was in Bellevue, Washington participating in the Bellevue Art Museum ArtsFair. It was a long way to go for an art festival but I was able to spend a couple of days in Seattle visiting with my daughter - so it was well worth it!

This show is interesting because it takes place in a parking garage! I decided it would be fun to show some of the different stages a booth goes through before it is ready for "showtime".

The first thing I do is get my van close to my space and unload as quickly as possible.

Then the fun begins. I usually put my panels up first to at least get the "bones" of my booth started.

After the panels are up it becomes easier to work around what's left on the ground. I begin to figure out where the tables go and from there decide where I will hang my frames. This particular booth took me about 6 hours to put together. I took my time and changed quite a few things along the way. At one point the Fire Marshall came through and I was instructed to change how my lights were plugged in.

I was happy with the way this booth turned out and I slept very well that night. Good thing too - we were open on Friday and Saturday from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm! Sunday we closed at 6:00 but I was still there until 9:00 tearing down. I was eager to get my van loaded and back to Seattle. My daughter had Indian food waiting and I was starving! Thanks Nichole!

1 comment:

  1. It was wonderful meeting you too! I really enjoyed seeing your work in person. Thanks for reading my blog, I was extremely flattered. I'm still enjoying your blog, that's for sure.

    Continue the lovely work!