I received a call mid-march from Heidi Schneider owner of La Petite Boutique, a downtown St. Cloud shop located in the Regency Plaza building. She invited me to display during the March 24th St. Cloud Art Crawl and I gladly accepted!
The Regency Plaza building is located directly across the street from the Paramount Theater and La Petite’s storefront faces an art gallery across the corridor. The location was fantastic and allowed me to set up a larger display. The store owner was a thoughtful, fantastic host who even purchased one of my paintings! It was the first time I was able to actually display a grouping of paintings rather than a few here and there. During the event I sold 6 paintings and in the days that followed 2 more paintings sold to customers who picked up my business card.
It was fun to answer questions and discuss my work with art lovers but with any successful event it also meant that I parted with some paintings that I treasured. The benefit of making the sales in person rather than online was knowing that the new owners of my artwork, treasured my paintings as much as I did.
Below are photos from the March 24th Art Crawl and also a photo of the painting Chalk Cat displayed with its new owner.
I typically do commission paintings, so this was my very first public event. I felt unbelievably intimated but I had a wonderful time visiting with art lovers, and a few of my favorite paintings even found new homes.
Rush Boutique has invited me to return for the St. Cloud Art Crawl in October and I have accepted. I’m especially excited about the time frame because it will provide the perfect venue to display the 5 works funded by the Five Wings Arts Council!