Monday, July 21, 2008
Cranberry Art Festival
Here are the thirteen smaller tepees set up around the big one which has now been repaired. The last time they had it up, a huge wind strong enough to uproot trees, tore the canvas to shreds. Apparently they were able to save over half of it and the people who made it were able to repair it.
Each artist had a tepee and a canopy if they needed it. The first day we had the quilts under the canopy and the pots on a table with some paintings inside the tepee and some outside on easels. The second day was so windy that the easels kept blowing over so we moved the pottery and paintings inside and we used the table for some quilts and a few paintings laying flat on the table.
This was taken the first day when the paintings were still outside.
Here is the canopy with the quilts hanging from lines by clothespins. The second day I took the burgundy quilt off the ground and put it on the table. I also hung the bags from the front of the canopy.
I sold nearly all of my bags and could have sold more if I had known and brought more. Who knew?
We stayed at Northern Spirit Lodge which was beautiful and facing right on the lake.
The art festival is the brainchild of Irvin and Lisa Head who own a gallery in Cranberry Portage which features Irvin's wonderful sculptures. You can check it out at Northern Buffalo Sculptures
Here you can see some pictures of the tepee being made and erected.
And here are a couple of aerial views of the whole setup.
It was a great time and we really hope that we will be able to go back again next year.