View Full Version : I'm havin' a show

06-03-2002, 03:56 PM
This coming weekend I'll be hosting an "Art Walk" at my home. There will be 4 locations within 2 blocks, mine being in my oak grove.

I spent the last 2 days building 3 self-standing display boards, which I covered with burlap. Now I need to find some kind of S-hooks to hang pictures from.

I've personally invited 4 other artists to share my space, and there's an open invitation to all local artists to bring work for display...no fees, no judges, no awards. This event is intended as a showcase for locals, but if it goes well I'm considering doing it on a regular basis throughout the summer...sort of an outdoor gallery.

06-03-2002, 05:08 PM
good luck with it coyote! hope it goes well

06-03-2002, 07:30 PM
sounds pretty exciting ... good luck with it

It would be interesting to know how this was organized since you say there will be two blocks involved. Did you organize this yourself or with a group of artists you know?



06-04-2002, 12:36 AM
Thanks for the good wishes arlene & diana.
This is in a very rural neighborhood, and 2 blocks consists of maybe 8 homes, and 4 of those are owned by artists. One guy, an abstract painter, put on this art walk last year pretty much in his front yard. So when it came time to interview him for the art page I write in the local paper, we decided to do it again and expand it to the four locations, all within easy walking distance.

The whole thing is pretty loose since the guy who started it is real disorganized and fairly ineffective at getting anything done...and believe me, I'm being kind. But, never fear, coyote is here! :rolleyes: I've made sure there will be some very professional art...at least at my house ;) I've got paintings coming from a couple of people who I have written columns about, and several from a woman I recently met who does absolutely incredible paintings of derelict old trucks. Oh yeah...and my drawings. :o

I've been putting a lot of energy into this....building displays, making flyers and signs, writing the article for the paper...heck, I might even sweep my front porch! I'll take pictures when this shindig happens and post them either here or in the Cafe.

06-05-2002, 12:01 PM
Hey...GREAT idea!! Hope it all goes well for you and the other artists :) Hope it doesn't rain :( Be sure to let us know how things went for the Art Walk :D

06-09-2002, 12:16 AM
I don't know how far reaching the news coverage has been, but I live in a little mountain community called Green Valley, and we have just barely survived a major forest fire. We were evacuated Thursday, and were just allowed to return tonight (Saturday). So, Day One of the Art Walk didn't happen. Our house is still standing and the family and animals are all okay, but it's been a frightening few days.

I haven't talked to anyone else involved in the Art Walk so I don't know what their plans are, but I've got these beautiful display boards that I built and nothing to do tomorrow, so I guess I'll set up a show. It will just be for locals since I don't think the authorities are letting non-residents in yet. I'll let you know how it goes.

06-09-2002, 03:35 PM
This is a great approach for showing your work and how nice to be surrounded by artists and in a environment where you could do something like that. Good to hear that you and your family survived the fires.....that must have been tense. Take care and good luck with the show. :):clap: :clap:

Rose Queen
06-09-2002, 07:03 PM
What a cruel "joke" the universe has played on you for the art walk, coyote. I'm so sorry about that, but I hope the local version is a smash success and that you'll do it again (with a little more notice so those of us who live reasonably close might make plans to get up there)!

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06-12-2002, 01:12 PM
Best of luck to you!:D

Nancy Lee
06-12-2002, 02:27 PM
Good idea, I'm sure this will be great fun for all involved.
Nice for you, the community and local artists. Way to go.

Some time ago I remembered reading about an outdoor show in the online Artist Magazine web sit, about an annual outdoor show, and thought you may want to read about this. http://www.artistsmagazine.com/article.asp?id=1680
Not sure I'm suppose to post another site like this, but if not, I'm sure someone will let me know.

Looking forward to hearing all about your event, make sure and keep us up-dated please......... Now go get em':D


Sorry, don't mean to sound so un-caring, and just now went to read all the posts involved in this thread.... I'm so sorry about the fire scare, I'm sure this was very frightening. Hope the community will rally together and get out and enjoy the art, this may ease some of tension I sure that was involved after the scarrey event.

06-13-2002, 12:52 PM
We've rescheduled the Art Walk for June 22-23. If anybody in So. Cal would like to come up, send me a PM and I'll email you a pdf map. Green Valley is still beautiful despite the fire, though the drive through San Francisquito Canyon looks like it was hit by a nuclear bomb.

06-30-2002, 07:37 PM
Well, I think the Art Walk was a great success. There weren't a lot of visitors, since the only advertising we had was changing the dates on signs in the area. I'd guess maybe 100 visitors over the 2 days. But it was great for the artists to meet each other and start talking about future events. I think we've really started something and I'll be having an outdoor gallery at least 2 more times this summer. I made a lot of great contacts, and maybe even a couple of friends. Here are some pictures...

violet feme
07-01-2002, 06:08 PM
Thank goodness your little community survived the forest fire. I live in a very rural area in the foothills too and the fire thing is sooooo scary! Your Art show looks like it turned out great, some really nice work on display. The community I live in has a wine festival every year and a local artist put on an "Art on the Vine" event in her little vineyard. It was really nice.