Over the weekend we participated in the 17th Street Festival. The Festival brought out DC locals and tourists of all ages (including lots of 4 legged neighbors) and was a lot of fun. We sold tons of paint by number kits and our new DC design was a hit. So many people asked about the large map that we have hanging as a decoration in the booth that we're going to figure out a way to make them for sale too.
Our booth neighbor this week was a lovely woman named Grace. She sells beautiful handmade cloth creations and jewelry from all over the world.
You can find her unique products on her website and on Instagram (@trufacebygrace). She'll also be a vendor at the Takoma Park Street Festival - perhaps we'll be neighbors there too!
After a busy day of selling paint by number kits we were hungry and ready for a good meal. There are so many restaurants along 17th street! We settled on Hank's Oyster Bar and were not disappointed. They also had great kids menu - which our young helpers enjoyed.
Next weekend, we'll be in Orange Virginia for the Orange Street Festival. It looks like its going to be another fun show.
We had a hot but good show at the 2nd Sunday Festival in Williamsburg, VA this past weekend. With a projected heat index of 120, I was worried that no one would be out shopping - let alone at an outdoor street festival. Thankfully I was wrong and we had a nice stream of shoppers throughout the day.
There were a lot of talented artists and crafters at the show. One of the highlights of working at art and craft shows has been meeting the other vendors. We had another great neighbor this weekend in River Gems by Cammie Smith.
Cammie is from the Northern Neck of Virginia and she makes coastal themed jewelry and art. Her stuff is very fresh and cute! I especially liked her stamped necklaces.
That's southern for "river."
You can find more of Cammie and her work on Instagram @rivergemsbycammie. As we participate in more shows, I plan to make posts like these about other artists a regular blog feature.
We are taking a weekend off to get ready for the 17th Street Festival in Washington DC on August 27. Expect to see a few new DC area themed paintings in the shop this week as well as new Paint by Number Party kits.
We just added this paint by number map of the US to the shop! This painting was inspired by the map of the US that I painted to decorate our booth. So many people asked about the map at the Annapolis First Sunday Festival, that we decided to make a paint by number version.
The smaller version can be painted all at once, or state by state as you travel. The map kit will include a pot of white paint to add embellishments like dots to mark cities visited or travel routes.
We'll have the kits for sale this weekend at the Second Sunday Festival in Williamsburg - if you are in the area, stop by and see us.