Since 1964, Festival in the Park has been bringing good music, good art and good times to Charlotteans and visitors from around the world. The sounds of "big band music" drift across Freedom Park's lake whose still surface reflects the lights strung from Camelot exhibit tents.
A new element to FIP will be a tent with twelve emerging artists creating work and talking with Festival goers. I will be one of the 12 artists setting up a studio and gallery of our work. We cannot sell our work and compete with 154 paying artists from all over the country. I am really excited about the opportunity for this exposure.
This is the design I will be creating in my FIP studio. It will be on Heidi Stoll-Weber cotton sateen and inked. It is 3 branches of deciduous holly. Our finished work will be auctioned off by Crossroads Charlotte to help future emerging artists.
Festival runs from Thursday 6pm Sept 24 through Sunday afternoon Sept 27.
My hours at FIP are:
Thursday 6-10 pm
Friday 10 - 2
Saturday 10 - 2, 6-10
Sunday 2- 6
If you are in the area, come take a peek at my booth and see my work in progress.
My head is spinning with making lists of what to take, updating marketing materials, etc. The piece we make is inspired by one of six elements that separate people in our community. The Emerging Artists' Colony is sponsored by Crossroads Charlotte, a program designed to create bridges between different groups, races, ethnicities in our community. My driving force is: Economics.
Anyone with similar experience, what are you glad you did, and what do you wish you had done? Any words of wisdom will be greatly appreciated.