Finally! It's summer. Sort of. And for many of us, that means it's time for summer art shows of some sort. Whether it is a Farmer's Market, a Multi-Vendor Show, an Art in the Park, or an Art on the Street, or an Art on the Bay......there are all kinds of outdoor summer art events.
But.....with that comes the uncertainty of the weather. We like to have a beautiful sunny day
We can even choose NOT to use the tent if we're sure! I liked that one.
But sometimes, the wind can be your enemy. We have weights and sometimes even extra weights. Never underestimate the power of the wind.
And then there is the sudden rainshower, or worse a thunderstorm. We have the sides of the tent ready to drop down, zip it up and get out if it's a thunderstorm. We've been able to take shelter in a nearby building or if we're lucky our vehicle is close by. A tent is NOT where you should be in a thunderstorm!
A sudden shower is one thing....but what do you do when it starts to rain early in the day....and you think it will stop......but it just keeps raining....but there are people wandering around......but nobody actually is paying any attention to the art........do you stay.....or do you go. Most of my artwork and cards are protected in plastic sleeves, but a misty rain, or windy rain will get the plastic wet. On this day, it rained all day.....and then I had to dry everything out........I should have just gone home.
But none of that compares to the challenge of a December show outside! At least it didn't snow!
But even with all those challenges, along with the lugging and setting up of the tent, an outdoor art event on a beautiful summer day is a wonderful thing. Be sure to visit one this summer!