Resourceful artists scramble to salvage their weekend
One hundred and fifty-three professional fine artists will open their studios this weekend and the weather is wreaking havoc! This is a major selling opportunity, and these artists have been producing work and preparing their studios since December for the two-weekend event. Art at the Source has a record number of artists participating this year, many pinning their hopes on reports that the economy has turned a corner and is improving modestly. Those that are most vulnerable are the “guest artists” (those artists being hosted in another artists’ studio) who have work on paper – the watercolor, photography, printmaking. Many of them had planned to display their work outdoors under shade canopies, but the prediction for more wet weather has them scrambling for shelter, paved parking for their guests and alternative display techniques.