What a show! I tried really hard to work to my audience and it paid off in spades. This show is relatively young and in OTR. This is a part of town that you did not want to get caught in during the brightest part of the day 20 years ago when I was a co-op for Kenner and had to walk from the parking lot just south of Washington Park to the Kroger building just a block away. It is now a hip neighborhood with an abundance of activities, restaurants, breweries and shops. I love seeing this beautiful architecture and history being cherished instead of forgotten.
City Flea is such a fun and different show. It is a party in the park with local beers, music, food trucks and eclectic vendors all in the front lawn of the majestic Music Hall.
The day started out strong and didn't slow down until close at 4:00. I always had a steady stream of people checking out my quirky pottery. Some of my best sellers were my Music Hall mugs, one of which went to a french horn musician in the Cincinnati Symphony at Music Hall. The Alice mugs and pre-prohibition Cincinnati brewery steins were also a big hit. I had several friends stop by and that always makes me feel good, especially when they support me by buying pottery, bringing me a beer, or giving me a potty break. THANKS Y'ALL!!
A great friend will buy you a beer, an incredible friend will stand in the bathroom line for you and call when she is close. A special thank you to Kim and Michelle!!!
I got to Washington park to start my set up bright and early at 6:45 to find out that the street I normally unload on was down to one lane. It took me a while to lug everything across the park, but with all new challenges comes new ways to make your life easier. Gotta get a better cart! I was able to save a spot next to me for my fellow Kings parent, John Fonner. He sells ukuleles in his booth, Bud Whitley's Garage. It was a nice draw of customers and the uke is a pretty soft sounding instrument so I could still talk over everyone trying out his cool products.
I won't be able to make the September Flea, I will be at the Art Alliance Art Fair at Cottell Park in Mason. I have 3 additional shows in September and need to stick to a steady schedule of making new work. Next show is Saturday, September 6th on the riverbank in Bellevue, KY. Come see me at Art in the Park!