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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Forth Valley Open Studios - June
Well, I guess it's finally over and we are all chilling out and enjoying some well earned down-time.
But its been a fantastic success! One of the features of the first ever Forth Valley Open Studios were the unusual locations that some artists chose to show-case their work- portakabin, church, marquee, pub- partly because their own studios couldn't cope with an influx of visitors.
David Tapner hired the upstairs room in the Westerton pub, Bridge of Allan and had between 280-300 visitors ! Oh yes and he sold overe 20 paintings too.
Diana Hands from Stirling had a marquee in her garden and this proved popular too.
I had a stready stream of visitors - 82 in all and to be honest I couldn't have coped with hundreds coming through the house especially as I had a sound installation of wolves.
Neighbours complained so I only switched it on when visitors arrived.
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