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2010 Canton Festival of the Arts

May 20, 2010

Their annual fine arts festival took place this past Saturday and Sunday in the historic Brown Park in downtown Canton. Its centerpiece was the Artist's Market with more than sixty exhibitors. The attendance was great, the food was fantastic and the organizers, volunteers and fellow artists are a really great group of people.

The forecast called for some rains, but the weather held out just until past closing hour on Sunday giving enough time for everybody to pack up and find cover. It was a hot and humid weekend but at least our tent was under a beautiful large tree which gave some protection from the sun the few times it decided to show up.

We showed for the first time two of our prints on canvas, Periwinkle Iris and Brook Reflection. Both, but in particular the Iris canvas, drew everybody's attention, with people pointing to it and in many, many cases getting very close and touching it. We also answered questions from a lot of people wanting to know how it was done.

In general, maybe as a result of these hard economic times, people bought smaller and less expensive items like our new desk calendars, which were a success.

Saturday afternoon, my older son and his family came for a visit. My grandson and future artist asked me for a piece of paper because "with so much art around" he was feeling inspired and wanted to do some drawings while my granddaughter, who is very much interested in creating her own jewelry, asked for tips and bead sources from some of the vendors.

Despite the weather it was a very nice weekend which was well spent with some very nice people.

Our booth

Our booth

General view


Looking at the Periwinkle Iris canvas

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