The Art Festival that Floated Away

The Dock, 24" x 24", acrylic on canvas
The Dock, 24″ x 24″, acrylic on canvas

The Chastain Park Art Festival (November 7-8) was an epic el Nino weather event. It rained over 3″ the two days of the festival. And it was windy and cold (47 degrees on Sunday!) A “festival” atmosphere it was not – except for those 30 minutes when it stopped raining and everyone celebrated – and then it started raining again. By the end of loading up at the end of it I was soaking wet, as was everyone else. But of course, the rain was no one’s fault, and neither was the fact that about 49,000 of the expected 50,000 people stayed home. There were some brave souls who grimly walked by our booths, congratulating us just for being there. There were others out mostly just to walk their dogs, but at least they said hello and told us they were aware how miserable the weather was.
(Ironically, I like to paint weather . . . rain, storms, etc.)

So if you came to the Chastain Art Festival and hurried through it, or didn’t come at all, I totally understand. I have my own little art festival right here on my website. I have lots of art here for sale and prints on demand.

Online galleries and shopping are becoming more common every day and after the rain last weekend, it makes even more sense. I personally would rather browse and shop online myself. If I’m making a confession here, I would not have gone out in the rain to an art fair yesterday either.

Now that art festival season is over for me for the winter months (at least!) I will be adding a lot of artwork here that I hadn’t had time to add before. Make sure you come back and look at the additions here in the next few weeks. If you don’t find what you are looking for, I do commissions too.