I have done Webster Groves for several years now and love everything about this show. Most of all, the beautiful setting. I mean, how gorgeous is this setting?
This was my first time at the beautiful Hinsdale Art Fair. The keyword for Hinsdale is TRAINS! The show is set in a park next to the train tracks and trains including freight trains, tanker trains, Metra trains(to Chicago), and Amtrak trains passed every five minutes -- sometimes two-three trains in quick succession. I don't think I have ever seen so many trains in my life! I was totally fascinated with the whole operation. I began to understand my Grandfather's love of trains. Hinsdale is a lovely, historic community with fabulous architecture. Founded in 1873, Hinsdale is listed in the top 1% of wealthiest towns in Illinois.
Finally, I returned once again to the Art Fair on the Square in Bloomington, Indiana, a local show for me. Favoring to stay closer to home, I turned down two other shows the same weekend to do this one. Bloomington is sleepier in the summer when the university empties out but there was, nonetheless, a steady stream of engaged art collectors throughout this one day show.
The only down side to three shows in a row means no time to paint! But I am back in the studio now and back to work.
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