Happy to say that I survived the hot sun and crowds at yesterday’s Cherry Creek Arts Festival. A few observations:
1. I had understood that booth shots were critical to getting into high-quality art festivals like CC, so was amazed at some of the really crappy booths. I mean really crappy. It was very disappointing to see at such a prestigious event. Everything from no lighting to ugly pedestals to sagging banners. What’s going on here?
2. There is no paucity of paintings of trees. Lines of cyprus and poplars seem to be all of the rage. I’m guessing at least ten booths with similar styles of paintings. Again, what gives? Do they sell that well? I like a good line of trees as much as the next gal, but I’m wondering if putting in a bunch of similar art is good or bad for the artists. Just wondering, that’s all.
3. No more dichroic glass. When I attended CC two years ago, most of the jewelry seemed to feature dichroic glass. Didn’t see any of it this year (although I could have missed a booth or two). Big, chunky, geometric jewelry was in full force.