Homework for this weekend was to investigate the Northwest Art Alliance 23rd annual Spring Best of the Northwest art and fine craft show. I kidnapped a couple of my good friends and headed to Seattle to check this even out. I call this homework because I am investigating events I am interested in showing in. It’s hard to say what kind of arts & craft are at these shows. Sometimes it’s fun unique modern arts and crafts and other times it’s knitting and soap making.
I was pleased to discover this even was one of the fun modern and absolutely beautiful arts and craft shows. I could have spent some serious dollars there if I didn’t have any self control. As is I was very tempted to purchase this cleaver moon pin that I fell in love with. I will have to nudge someone about this item for my birthday this year.
I talked to many of the vendors, they were all very nice and willing to tell me about their experience with this particular show. From what I was told it was a brand new director this year and they were doing an outstanding job. Everything was well organized and the people were easy to communicate with. I asked about the fall show and discovered that it’s a different location, also a brand new location as of last fall but usually draws just as big of a crowd.
My friends and I showed up in the afternoon and am glad we did so because we were told there was quite a line to get in that morning. If you were one of the artists I talked to I’d like to thank you for your encouragement you have given me.
Not only did I talk to artist, but I spent some time talking to a group who has just launched a new online marketplace called Meylah. They are based out of Seattle which is nice compared to the East coast based Etsy. I will have to dive into their site for homework today, and perhaps I can report on that tomorrow.