It’s Baltimore time! My first ever “stand in a booth and sell my art” type show. Pretty exciting.
And a LOT of work. We get 2 days to set up our booths, which is nice as I don’t feel rushed at all. I took a break early afternoon and wandered up to the Lexington Market to get a lump crab cake from Faidley’s. Pretty darn yummy!
Here’s a short photo documentary of my day:
Booth 1207 – The Boxed Version
Booth 1207 – The Unboxed Version
Or at least the booth is unboxed – the art is still boxed up. Note to self – don’t pack the sharp implement to open the boxes inside the boxes – I opened 6 boxes before I found it.
Booth Walls are Up
The Electricity Works
Fancy Sign from ACC (American Craft Council)
Fancy Shopping Bags from ACC
Note the shoes not on my feet. Glad I have carpet and padding as I am not a fan of wearing shoes.
The Lights Waiting Patiently for Their Turn
It took a couple of hours to set up my 18 lights. Next time it will be faster. At least one imagines such things.
Lights are Up and I’m Done
I met my goal of getting the booth set up today so around 6pm I left the convention center. I should have taken the photo before putting up the blue sheet to cover the entrance to the booth but, well I didn’t.
The orange stickers on the boxes are empty stickers. In theory they will take the boxes away and then bring them back with the show is over. I hope this theory works out well.
The other reason I stopped is I hadn’t finished cutting out my booth signs. But they are done now and are ready to go for tomorrow.
I printed out my signs and mounted them onto mat board before I left home and this evening I cut them down to the proper size. Tomorrow I will attach them to the propanel walls with Velcro.
My Hotel Room
I have more art to make before the show starts. So best get to work!
PS – American Craft Council show details are here.
Retail days – please come say hello in booth 1207!
Friday, Feb. 22: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 23: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 24: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Baltimore Convention Center is at One West Pratt Street in Baltimore, Maryland.