A new year is fast upon us so I better update my website with my 2017 dates as I know them. This year I am cutting back on the amount of outdoor festivals I am doing and I am increasing the amount of private parties I am face-painting at. There are two very good reasons for this; I have not been able to make a profit at the outdoor festivals that is worth the amount of time and work it takes to set up, run, and breakdown for them and I am being hired by more private parties for face-painting. If you want/need some of my cards and prints of my paintings, contact me and I will make sure they are at The Art Shoppe for you or we can meet face-to-face. I am still volunteering Wednesday mornings at The Art Shoppe in the Midtown Global Market on Lake Street from 10am to 1:45pm where I continue to offer face-painting for the “Wee Wednesday” crowd.
I have been hired to work the Children’s Activities Tent for the Swede Hollow Art Festival, Saturday, June 3rd. I will be overseeing the drawing table while I provide free cheek art face-painting for anyone who wants one.
Wednesday, June 21st is International Music Day but the Midtown Global Market will be celebrating it on the previous Saturday. I have been hired to offer free face-painting to anyone under the MGM Children’s Activities tent on Saturday, June 17th. I will be outside facing the Main Stage behind all the seating. I worked their event last year and it was fabulous. There were Aztec dancers as well as a Chinese dragon as well as a Hip Hop Line Dance instructor. I will be working from 1 to 4pm, but the music starts at 10am and goes until 5pm on both the outdoor and the indoor stage.
Sunday, June 23rd is Open Streets Minneapolis and I will also be working under the Children’s Tent outside for the Midtown Global Market from 12:30 to 6:30pm. I will be face-painting for free as MGM is paying me to be there.
Saturday, July 22nd there will be a Peace Celebration and I will be offering free face-painting during it at the Battle Creek Recreation Center. My booth will be set up from 3 to 7pm and this is a public event so anyone can attend.
Saturday, August 12th I will be offering face-painting for a reduced fee at Saint Pascal’s Baylon’s Summerfest. This is the same church fundraiser that I have worked at for them for 5 years straight. I will have some prints and cards there for sale, but it won’t be the elaborate display I have done in the past.
Saturday, September 16th I will be providing free face-painting at the Richfield Church of Christ from 12 to 2pm. This is a public event that starts at 11am and all are welcome to come.
Saturday, September 23rd I will be providing free face-painting at the Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church from 2 to 6pm. This is also a public event that anyone is welcome to attend.
MCBA’s Fall ComicCon date has not been released yet, but I know I will be there selling face-paints to help people cos-play as their favorite superhero. All I know so far is it will be at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds and it will be sometime in October. Stay tuned for further details. Thank-you!