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?
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.