The weekend of April 9-12, 2015, was the Main Street Art Festival in downtown Fort Worth. This is an annual event, where artists of all types can display & sell their work. Because there’s no admission charge (the vendors just set up on various sections of the street, which are blocked to oncoming traffic), a ton of people usually attend this event each year. Of course, this makes for an EXCELLENT opportunity to draw caricatures!! A total of 7 artists (myself included) pooled together their resources, materials, and funding (for the Festival’s entry fee), as we covered 2 separate locations over 4 days. The first day was, by far, the slowest (it was a Thursday, and kids didn’t get out of school till more than halfway through the work day). Still, we managed to make the most of it. Thursday was ALSO the day when OUT OF NOWHERE, we endured a brief—but strong—thunderstorm!! Dan, Amy, & I were literally holding down the fort, trying to keep our paper and electrical equipment from getting pounded by the rain that managed to blow its way into our small-but-sturdy little tent! After about 45 minutes, the the weather returned to normal, and patrons roamed the streets once again, well into the evening. Fortunately—and miraculously—Mother Nature proved to be VERY cooperative for the entire remainder of the weekend, and all of us enjoyed what turned out to be a profitable venture. Yaaaaaaaaayyy!!!
Re-capping the Main Street Art Festival
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