The Art Tent at the Greater Farmington Founders Festival on July 18-20 was a big success, in many ways. Half of the 21 artists that displayed their work, soldpaintings, cards, prints, etc. Visitors were delighted to view the art work and asked lots of questions. Membership materials were available and several people took applications and expressed interest in attending our next meeting in September.
The Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce director welcomed our organization back to the Founders Festival with a brief message in the Farmington Observer expressing her pleasure that local artists would be part of the festivities, this summer.
We had some special visitors, too. Former Cultural Arts Director Nancy Coumoundouros came over to wish us well and express her delight in all the fine art work. And a big, black service dog wandered in with it’s trainer. Art going to the dogs? Service dogs for artists?
The trainer explained she was socializing the dog by bringing him to a cultural environment.
It was a lot of work and a lot of fun, and next summer we will be back! It’s great to be part of the Founders Festival again and enjoy the positive reactions of all our visitors.
Calling all artists, membership in the Farmington Art Foundation is open now to artists in all mediums, come join us and bring a guest to our September 10th meeting at the Farmington Community library on Twelve Mile Road at 6:45 p.m.
For more information go to www.farmingtonartfoundation.org.