Monday, July 25, 2011

Farmer's Market Wrap Up

Five Saturdays in two months…whew! When it was first announced that the Shreveport Farmer’s Market was opening their ranks to artists this summer, I thought it sounded like a great opportunity – even though I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.

I figured that participating would be a good chance to get TOOMASOOBA out in front of a crowd, experiment with my booth presentation and product offerings and to generally see what worked and what didn’t on a consistent basis (not to mention wanting to get my pack-in/pack-out methods down to a science…that part can be brutal). The Market provided all of that…but also a whole lot more.

Throughout June and July, I had an opportunity to meet a ton of new friends and got to talk shop & bond with fellow artists. I was also able to line up an art show for November and get my work into a local store! Overall, a positive, rewarding experience.

Many thanks to Noma Fowler-Sandlin and crew for making it happen. You can be sure to find me at the Farmer’s Market next time around (and hopefully in the fall, too, when it’s not a million degrees outside). I posted some photos previously, but here are a few more for y’all. Enjoy!

Photo by Chris Jay.
Photo by Neil Johnson.
Photo by Kimberly Brookins.

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