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This past Saturday was the annual Currituck Art Extravaganza. This is a small indoor show put on by the Currituck County, N.C., Arts Council. The show was just 5 hours long, but they had a steady stream of visitors, and I saw a lot of work being carried out the door. The Arts Council does a great job with this smaller show. They have a good balance of styles and just the right amount of Artists. Last year this show was my best one day show, and topped several two day shows I did. This year my sales weren't that great, but I'll definitely be back in 2011.

The Arts Council sets up large A-Frame displays for the artists, so we don't have to set up display racks. You get your choice of an A-Frame or a table spot (I took one of each). The really great thing about the show is the support they get from the local people, and the large number of volunteers. The Boy Scouts were there in force to help us unload and carry stuff into the school. When the show was over, the volunteers had the room cleared of tables and A-Frames almost before the artists had their stuff packed up!

The Currituck Arts Council definitely deserves a big "Job Well Done" from the artist community. It's one of those shows that's a pleasure to do, even without big sales.

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Comment by Dave Hinde on March 17, 2010 at 9:53pm
No, I don't think anyone moved that much, but the artists all seemed to be happy about what they did move. After all, it was a 5 hour show and you didn't have to lug any displays! The show was at the Currituck County High School, which is between Barco and Moyock, North Carolina. It's on the main road to the Outer Banks of N.C., and they had signs up, including a big billboard, all they way down the highway from the Virginia state line. They try to catch the people heading to the beach for the weekend.
Comment by Nels Johnson on March 17, 2010 at 8:38pm
So Dave, does that mean any body does more than $1500 for the day? And where the hell is this show, you never really said.
Comment by Connie Mettler on March 17, 2010 at 9:50am
My favorite words: "and I saw a lot of work being carried out the door."

Thanks for this report, Dave. Myself I know so little of these events in your part of the country it is great to have you here to round out our show information.

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