Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Peek Inside the Pop-Up Show

Photo: Phyllis Meredith
This weekend was the WeHa Artists Emporium Holiday Pop-Up Show.  It was kind of a big deal for me because this is the first one I've ever helped to organize.  We rented a warehouse.  We booked artists.  We taped off space.  We got heat.  We did LOTS of marketing.  (And a bunch of other little details.)  It was the brainchild of the group's founder, Stefanie Marco (below) but I'm kinda her right-hand man.  We both put a lot of work into it - and others in the group helps a lot too.

I'm happy to report it was a smashing success!  Let me take you inside the event.

Above:  A shot of my space.  This is more of a craft show then a fine art show, so I only brought the one big painting.  The rest of my goodies were rocks, picture books, ornaments, softies, prints, cards, and original works of art in the rack.

Below: Stefanie does a lot of art shows, so she has a very nice set-up.  Here she is on one side of her tent.  So many wonderful items!
Photo: Phyllis Meredith
Below:  Hannah Jackson's area was right next to mine. She really went all out.  It looked like an Anthropology store in there.  She did a lot of textiles dyed with Indigo.  The woman brought a rug - classy!

Photo: Phyllis Meredith

Here's a shot of the warehouse filled with people.  On Saturday it was crazy busy - like awesome good for artists busy- but we were all hustling.

And there were two food trucks outside.  One sold donuts.  Do you know that 100% of redheads love donuts?  It's a fact!  Even if you're a dye job, like me.

Photo: Phyllis Meredith
At the end of Sunday, we were a group of tired, but happy, artists.  Here's a group shot of all twenty of us.
Photo: Chris Meredith

There were just too many wonderful artists for me to feature, but if you click on the brochure above, you can see a thumbnail image of their work and their contact information.  Some people may sell online.  Most of us don't.  But you can always contact artists via email and ask about products.

Big kudos to Stefanie Marco- she really pulled it off!
I think we're all looking forward to the next one, but not before we kick back and enjoy the holiday season.

Thanks so much for stopping in!

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