Recap: Highlandtown Wine Festival / by Bethann Wilson

 Thank you to my friend Becky for capturing me in her instagram story!

Thank you to my friend Becky for capturing me in her instagram story!

The Highlandtown Wine Festival 2018 was the third weekend in April.  I decided to represent my art gallery, Night Owl Gallery, there this year.  Here is a short time-lapse of me painting!  Huge 'thank you' to my friend Becky that thought to record this for me!!

Even though the space is only about a block from the festival, I found that there was hardly any foot traffic last year.  Because the vendor entry fee was so low- a bargain at $25- and with the event being so close and accessible, I thought that actually being at the festival would be beneficial to my marketing strategy.  As a fine artist, I rely heavily on grass roots and word-of-mouth.  What better way to get the word out about what I do then by showing what I do with a live-painting demonstration?  

 What I was looking at vs. what I painted.  I think it would have been even better if I wasn't drinking so much wine lol

What I was looking at vs. what I painted.  I think it would have been even better if I wasn't drinking so much wine lol

I also thought this was a good opportunity to get some practice in because I am planning on participating in some of the Paint Annapolis events sponsored by the Maryland Federation of Art.  Also to note, they are running a 50th Anniversary membership special, so you can renew a lapsed membership with the MFA for just $50.  More info can be found here.

 "SOLD" : D  Thank you, Scott!  <3 <3 <3

"SOLD" : D  Thank you, Scott!  <3 <3 <3