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.
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!