Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Gearing Up to Set Up




Tomorrow morning we will begin installing the artwork for the 2009 Alaska Botanical Garden's Outdoor Art Show. The Gala is tomorrow night, where hopefully most of the larger works will be sold and the Garden Fair is on Saturday and Sunday. All of the outdoor art will remain in place through the weekend. I finished the signage and brochure and they are all designed and printed/copied for the art show. This morning it was time to pull out and clean all of my garden stakes from under the deck. I have about 30 small shepherd hooks that hold the individual signs that are placed in front of each work of art. I layout the signs 2 up on 8.5 x 11" paper and print them out on Astrobright Yellow card stock from my laser printer. They are laminated and hole punched to hold-up through the weekend's weather. This year, the brochure is more of a flyer format on legal size paper, two sided, also on bright yellow paper. I include descriptions and prices of the artwork but more importantly, the artist's bios and contact information are included for potential future sales. Many of the artists who participate in the Outdoor Art Show get commission work based on works seen at the Gala and Garden Fair.

The hubby has volunteered to be my trusty & muscle assistant once again. We have the middle son's open bed truck on line to haul the large Sandhill Crane to the Garden tomorrow. Our Toyota Tundra has a topper and will hold the Chime and Garden Mermaid. Every year the Garden Fair is truly a family affair. Gus and a friend will also be along and be able to enjoy lunch in the Herb Garden while 
we set up for the Show. I'll take lots of pictures of the art, artists and the setup tomorrow! I LOVE this time of year!

7 comments:

Orion Designs said...

We will see you there on Saturday!

Christine--RHP said...

Oh I'd love to beam on up there for this!!! Best wishes for a spectacular show and lots of fun.

Judy Shreve said...

This show sounds fabulous -- wish I could be there. Hope sales are great. And lots of pictures for us would be good . . .

HENHOUSE POTTERY said...

Wish I could be there! Good luck and the show sounds exciting! Take loads of pics to share.

Linda Starr said...

What a lot of work you have done just putting the brochure together, (let alone rounding up the cats) the brochure looks terrific. And a great idea having the bright yellow signs so they aren't lost in all the green in the gardens. I tried blowing the second page of the brochure so I could read about the artists but I couldn't. Hope it is well attended and sales are brisque.

Linda Starr said...

should be brisk

Patricia Griffin said...

Outstanding! I know it's a lot of work, but wow. What a cool event. Hope it's a huge success!