Kelly Angelovic Illustration
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The Sale was a Bust

Art for Sale Holiday Pop Up Art Market

Last week, I was part of a festive, pop-up holiday art market downtown.

Denver was dressed to the nines in her holiday finery, ready to serve up eggnog and candy canes. The carolers were singing. The holiday lights were glittering in the night air.

The sale was a bust.

We had great traffic before the performances got under way (the gallery/coffee shop is located within the Denver Performing Arts Complex).

And then...nothing.

I met some lovely people--very talented artists doing a range of different things (a metal sculptor, a glass artisan, a woman who makes full sized, knitted dragons and travels around the country doing shows with Vogue (!), among other things). I had a glass of wine, and watched the people rushing to and fro.

And I sold two a fellow artist.

Downtown was packed. Parking was a bear. And I think that was part of the problem. There was too much going on downtown.

The Parade of Lights was happening, and it was also First Friday. A couple of friends made it out to support us (my talented mom and I), and they spent over an hour trying to get to the gallery. They live 10-15 minutes away.

I have done two sales this holiday season, the first was far more successful than last weekend--and I've learned a lot. I enjoyed getting ready, packaging up my prints and figuring out how to display everything. I enjoyed the pre-sale jitters--that excitement that bubbles up from a place deep down when you see your work, your heart, all on display...and you wonder if anyone will want what you make.

And now I have an inventory surplus of unframed/framed art prints. So get in touch if you're in the market for some whimsical wall art (!


Pop-Up Holiday Market December 5th!

Deck the DPAC If you missed our sale last weekend (we had a blast!), not to worry. We (my mom and I, plus more than 20 other talented artists) will be participating in a pop-up holiday market. Yahoo!!

Next Friday (that's December 5th), we will be in downtown Denver at the Backstage Coffee Art Gallery (located in the DPAC complex) peddling our wares at the "Deck the DPAC's" pop up holiday market. Featuring metal work, ceramics and glass sculptures, paintings, jewelry, photography, art prints and wearable art, this is a one night only event where you're sure to find that lovely, unique gift.

5:30-10pm, Art Gallery at Backstage Coffee, 1000 14th St, Denver.

The event coincides Denver's First Friday Art Walks, and the 40th Annual Parade of Lights--so the festive energy will be bubbling over. AND...the bar will be open so come out and say hello!




Giving Back

Hope Tank This week, I had the privilege of sitting down with Erika Righter Ramirez, owner of Hope Tank  (a charitable boutique in Denver) to discuss the possibility of doing some work together. Selling an eclectic mix of cards, t-shirts, baby gear, menswear, art and more, a portion of every item sold supports a charitable organization or social cause. Buy a t-shirt from Fed By Threads, and feed 12 hungry people. Purchase a diaper bag from Bella Tunno, and a donation is made towards supporting at-risk children and teenagers.

Combining philanthropy with business, Erika is doing something special. Check out her shop (located at 64 Broadway in Denver) if you haven't been in already.

Hope Tank

Erika and I discussed the possibility of selling some of my art in her shop, and to do so, I will need to choose a charity to donate a percentage of my sales. There are a few organizations that are near and dear to my heart, but how to choose just one?

Our conversation got me thinking--I want to add a philanthropic element to my own online shop. So in the next week or two, I will narrow down my list of charities to try to add that feature to my online store. Stay tuned.

What are your favorite charities and why? I'd love to hear from you.