I can hardly believe it's already mid-May ... spring is whizzing by, although we did see snow today! Maybe that's why it doesn't quite feel like June is right around the corner. And there's less than 2 weeks to the Art on Nepessing St. art fair, which is later this year, thank goodness! - hopefully giving us a better chance of nice of nice weather.
Planning for this year's Art on Nepessing St. has been keeping the committee quite busy the past few months but especially the past few weeks. The Art Walk portion of the event is all set - I haven't heard of any more last, last, last minute changes in at least couple days, so the map (which i have been working on) should finally be ready to be printed. Artists and businesses have been notified of their matches and all art should be in place by tomorrow. A coordinated Evening Art Stroll is planned for Wednesday June 1st, the day before the art will be collected for display in the gallery tent and silent auction during the art fair.
For the art fair itself, we have a full entertainment lineup scheduled. The community art project returns, as does the children's activities tent, with the addition of an actual car for the kids to paint! And of course there will be food vendors and artist booths. We've been working hard to recruit art vendors through every means we can think of - emailing and/or calling past artists and new prospects, contacting them through facebook and art websites, sharing info through other arts organizations, word-of-mouth, visiting art events and talking to artists in person, etc. The deadline for artist booth registration has been extended to Friday May 20th. I am hoping a few more will hop on board at the last minute, because the more art vendors the better!
Here's what the schedule looks like at this point. I'm not certain on the times for the community art project reveal, and the children's art, they may change a bit but this is close.