Showing my work at the pride festival this weekend was lots of fun. I met plenty of interesting and nice people and I enjoyed myself despite the suffocating heat. Normally, I don't enjoy fairs and festivals where you have to buy booth space in order to show your work; it's a good way to make money (which I did), but it's exhausting. One thing about these fairs that is extremely important to understand for those selling artwork is that it helps you see and know your audience. Lots of different kinds of people go to festivals especially if they're free admission, and for the first time I got to meet people that like what I do and want to see more of it. So from this point on my summer is mostly going to consist of festivals and fairs; I joined an artist congregation called TAWU (The Artists Within Us) a few weeks ago and we will be spending the entire summer at as many of these fairs in Minneapolis as possible. Next is the Powderhorn Art Fair in the first weekend of August. It's all about exposure and having tons of people see what you're doing; they may not always buy something, but that's why business cards were invented.
I want to thank everyone who came out for pride and supported my work; it was really nice to meet all of you and learn more about the people that enjoy what I do. Hopefully I'll see you all at the upcoming summer events and I hope to have many more prints of other pieces by then. I hope you all had a wonderful pride :)