Month: August 2013

DIY Gridwall for Art Fair Tent

I needed a way to hang my paintings within the space of my tent at the upcoming Riverside Festival of the Arts. Instead of buying gridwall panels I decided to make my own. My version of gridwall is a 48″ wide by 84″ tall panel with 6″x12″ grid spacing. Here’s how I did it…

You need at least seven 1x2x8 lengths of pine. I was making a lot of these so I just get them in the bundles of eight at Home Depot.

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Find your two straightest pieces and set them aside. These are going to be your side legs.

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Now find two more. These will be cut down and used for the three vertical supports within the center of the panel.

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My First Art Festival and How I Plan to Set up the Display

It’s official! I will be showing work at the upcoming¬†Riverside Festival of the Arts in Easton, PA. I’ve been checking the website every so often over the past week and finally saw my name on the list, along with about 60 other artists from around the region. The festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 & 22, 2013.

This will be the first time I’ve done an art show/festival like this so I’ve had to get a bunch of things together for it, including a new tent and a means of displaying my recent paintings.

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