Friday, June 22, 2012

The Inaugural C Street Arts Festival

At 7:30 in the morning on Saturday, June 9, Marilyn and I set up our booth at the Inaugural C Street Arts Festival and prepared for a long, hot day of selling our wares. It was my first Arts Festival behind the booth, so I was really excited to be there and experience "the other side," as it were.

For the previous several weeks, we had been working hard to produce a hearty sampling of what we do, retail-wise, from the higher end upcycled dresses to the more portable scarves and notecards.  As it turned out, we had the best seats in the house. Situated in the grass, next door to the Maryland Writers' Association and between the performing arts tent and the crepes truck, we got to listen to great performances and readings of new works, and smell (and eat) amazing crepes all day.  I mean, who can complain about that?  Not us, that's for sure. 

Everyone who came seemed to have really positive feedback about what we were doing, and quite a few people had some fun suggestions for an even better event next year.  We sold some of our favorite scarves and generated quite a bit of interest for our sewing classes.

 The result (via Instagram) of some of our most recent upcycling adventures. 
These dresses just got put up on Etsy, so check them out!

 Marilyn and another volunteer from LADC getting ready for the Fair to open

 The event photographer thought this was great because he captured my
 "true" self... I really hope that's not the case. (Credit: Lew Lorton Photography)

It was REALLY hot. (Credit: Lew Lorton Photography)

All the vendors were really happy with the people who came out, and everyone sold well. All in all it was a very successful first run, and we are excited for it to be even bigger and better next year.

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