The Marion Arts Festival
How it went:
We learned a lot.
Things went pretty smoothly.
We were pretty lucky with the weather.
Friday morning I picked up the cargo van- which, by the way, was more space and vehicle than we needed- and it stopped raining long enough for us to load it up.
Traffic was miserable and it rained most of the way but when we arrived, the rain stopped again and we unloaded our shelves, assembled them and then stored them under a park building’s broad overhang.
The next morning was quite cold but sunny, we set up in about an hour and 20 minutes with enough time to change clothes before the fair started. At 9 we were open for business!
Our set up: everything is from IKEA.
People seemed to ebb and flow into the booth all day. I would say my mugs and picture vases were the most popular.
Here’s a small sampling of the latest.
At 5 pm. we began to pack up and due to good planning, that went pretty smoothly too. We were ready to leave in an hour and a half.
We stayed with friends in Iowa City and they have a lovely house and took good care of us.
On our way out, we visited AKAR-
Marion is lovely, Iowa is lovely and we had a lovely time.