Many, many years ago the Laumeier Sculpture Park in St. Louis hosted its first art fair. It was started by (who can tell me her name, preceded Kathy Crick at the State Street Show in Ann Arbor) and it was a hit right off the bat! We were there and continued to enjoy this May event in St. Louis for a number of years. My favorite time was the year we were in St. Louis for the show then hung around the town for a couple of days with our friends Bill Coleman and Carl Inglesby and then we all headed to Dallas. That was when Dallas was hot.
Nonetheless, the show has continued on, some good years and some bad ones. Those of you interested in the event will be interested in meeting the new director of the Park, Marilu Knode, a curator and researcher. "Knode, 50, has worked at Future Arts Research at Arizona State University in Phoenix and at the Institute of Visual Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, two venues that specialize in experimental art and public programs," says STLToday.com.
I am reporting this here because we don't know if (1) Ms. Knode is interested in outdoor art fairs, (2) this might be a nice time to contact her, introduce yourselves and (3) see if she needs any input on exploiting this lovely park and bringing in the buyers. Getting in early could bring in fresh ideas.
Read the whole story here, pretty interesting: New Laumeier director plans to bring new life to sculpture park