What happens on the day of the show?
The Saturday of the event is most aptly described a “real rush.” Volunteers assist hundreds of artists check in their artwork for the show. In the next few hours all of the artwork is hung by volunteers. The doors open to the public at 4pm. When the show opens, free children’s arts activities begin, the musical stages ramp up into full swing, and interactive artists engage with their unique work.
When should I show up?
Since the event goes on for 22 hours, that all depends on the atmosphere you are looking for. Saturday night is loud with lots of children’s and adult art activities, bands, and the largest crowds. Sunday morning is more peaceful with much smaller crowds. The middle of the night has a whole other vibe to it with lots of local color. Interactive art activities occur throughout the whole event. And then the auction takes place Sunday at noon at the stage area. This is where all the art created by the onsite artists will be sold.
Can I bring my children?
Of course! The show is open to everyone. Children’s activities are held from 4 to 8 pm on Saturday and again at 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday next to a youth-friendly section of art. Please note that the rest of the show is uncensored. All we ask is that you please keep an eye on your little (and big) ones and do not leave them unattended at the show.