The North Charleston Artist Guild and the Olde North Charleston Merchants Association hosted a fall arts festival along East Montague Avenue in Park Circle. The street was blocked off to traffic, and guild members set up tents along the street (selling everything from glasswork and ceramics to jewelry and mixed media pieces). There was live music and a kids art area as well.
This was our first big outdoor arts festival for INK MEETS PAPER, and we were not only participants but also event coordinators. While it took a lot of hard work (and late nights), we had over 20 participating artists and brought a huge crowd out to Park Circle. It was really refreshing to see such support of the arts community, and I think it really helped showcase to the public the amount of local talent.
Our booth featured lots of vintage elements (including a type tray, mason jars filled with little treasures, an old roller box).
One of my favorite parts of our booth was a separate letter writing area. I loved how many people took the time to pick out a card and then sit down to write a thoughtful note. We even made mailing the letters easy: we had plenty of stamps, and there was a cute blue mailbox on the sidewalk several yards away.