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My simple Art Booth at the Mesa Show

My simple Art Booth at the Mesa Show

On Friday morning (12/10), I arrived to downtown Mesa by the Mesa Arts Center to set up my booth.  I use a white canopy by Cabella’s and used one mesh wall for the bulk of my artwork.  My concept was to keep the display not only simple, but have an open-air feel to it.  When I see where my site was to set up everything, I plan where I’m going to put everything, such as the wall, the easel, and the table.  I know there will be very elaborate displays, but I can’t worry about what other’s booths are like.  I just knew that my booth would look good and the art is the most important thing anyway.  It took me about 3 hours to complete the set-up.  

View from the Phoenix Zoo

View from the Phoenix Zoo

After I was done, I had plenty of time to do stuff before the big weekend.  I decided to visit the Phoenix Zoo.  It’s a great zoo, because of the natural desert setting and my favorite part, the monkey exhibit.  It was a nice diversion and I had a good time.  I later ate dinner at Cracker Barrel which was right across from my hotel.  Had a nice southern dinner in fact.  Here’s hoping for a tasty show tomorrow!