I am doing my first ever vendor-booth art show this Saturday September 3rd from 9am to 11pm. It will consist of over 20 artists and also have food, beer and coffee vendors. There will be dance performances, live music and live performances all day. Fashion show will start around 9pm and eight bands before starting at 11pm. Pretty much – this is going to be a great way to spend your Labor Day Saturday. I will be hanging out in a ten by ten foot booth. We made the sign last night and are making the walls this week. I plan on selling original paintings, a variety of print sizes, framed prints and will also be live painting later in the day.
It’s going to be a long day, but hopefully it will pay off. Stop on by our booth and say hello. This will hopefully be the first of many booth shows I do. I think it is going to be a great way to meet people and actually talk to the people looking at my art. And I can’t wait to meet other artist showing their work!
This past week, first week in August, was a crazy week for art. My boyfriend Jason and I kept getting involved in great art events around Milwaukee. It started Tuesday when my friend from work, Pam from the Milwaukee Mijas asked if I wanted to paint live with her at a spoken word open mic night at Brewing Grounds on Farwell.
On Wednesday, we dropped off my painting at the Buddha Lounge on Milwaukee St, for the upcoming show that Friday. It got me excited to see the space, we dropped off the new yellow painting called Mandarin, Merlin, Phish and Scape.
Thursday was the big Urban Island Beach party at Lake shore park. It was a co-hosted event by Art Milwaukee and Newaukee. When I got there I was told I was signed up to live paint a scooter for Cream City Cruisers. It ended up being a group project and was really fun. I was able to paint right on the lake, with some friends, listening to music alongside of 2 other live painters. One of my friend and other local artist Jason Wuerch aka SOAP. It was all beautifully documented by photographer Nicolas Grasset, see his photos below and his website HERE:
Photos by Nicolas Grasset
We kept the week going by showing work at the Buddha Lounge on Friday. The night had three local artist showing their work, again my friend SOAP was able to show his work too. There was also a live painter, a DJ all night, hip-hop acts and a drum kit project. I met lots of new artists and creative people around Milwaukee.
And if that was not enough for the week, Saturday we came out to see Art Milwaukee at the Summer Sizzle Jazz Festival downtown. They closed down Broadway to make room for three stages, vendors and lots of fun stuff. We set up an easel right in the street and started painting. At one point the mayor of Milwaukee was walking around and we invited him to paint on the canvas. He was shy at first and then painted a circle! He even signed that back! It was a great night and this was a great week for art.
What was created during the Jazz Festival