|I designed a new studio logo banner this week.|
I purchased most of my grids through Amazon and I have provided the link to that. I decided to not to purchase the feet or stand to hold them up because I hate how they stick out and it is more work to set them up. What we have discovered is that we clip 3 grids together using the grid clips (link and picture provided) then we zip tie the units of 3 together. They then fold flat into each other and they are about the max weight that my husband wants to handle at a time. The caution here is that there is sometime shifting and your fingers can get pinched. We are working on some designs for some clip on handles to help with this problem.
Having them in 3 grid sections makes set up quick, easy and versatile, filling different space scenarios. They can bend to create a corner or overlap each other to accommodate smaller areas. Once you have created the booth structure the grids are pretty self supporting but we do have 1"x 2" boards that we have painted black that we can zip tie to the to bottom of the back and side walls to give even more support if needed. Here are the links for the booth items themselves. I have a total of 12 grids and may purchase 3 more down the road so that I have enough to completely surround my 10 x 10 tent with a front entry opening but for now, 12 are meeting my needs perfectly.
I use the grid hooks to hang my artwork from. If it is a very windy day, I even will zip tie my artwork to the grids to prevent them from blowing off.
ZIP TIES ARE YOUR ART SHOW FRIENDS (and the all important wire cutters are a tear down necessity).
Grid wall system
Grid system hooks
Another item that I get asked about all the time is my wonderful tables. I can't think about one negative thing about these tables. They are lightweight, convenient, easy to store and the adjustable heights make them oh so useful. I have 2 sets of these to make a total of 4 tables. I also used some black flat sheets and sewed my own fitted table covering for them so they actually look quite classy inside my booth. Also because they are narrow in width, they don't take up too much floor space inside the booth.
I also find them wonderful for outdoor drawing and painting. Set up in an L-shape make the perfect plein air studio surface. Here is the link to the tables.
Coleman camping table
|Outdoor festival set up with a tent provided by the event- Skye Canyon Chalkfest|
Before my next art show, I'm going to purchase about 4 or 5 flat black sheets to use as backdrops. I think the art looks better when you can't see through the grids and there is a visual wall. It also provides movable shade and can be used to cover your merchandise at night. They will become just part of the accessories inside my art show box.
|Recent booth set up at the Galleria Mall|