I have written a few posts on the business end of art, this particular event is tied into the business and pleasure. Every other month I research online, businesses (pubs, bars, galleries, gift shops) that I think might be open to carrying my art either as a wholesale product or as a small exhibition. I probably send out about 50 emails every other month and usually get 1 or 2 responses back. This time, I received and open invitation to take over a tasting room for a local distillery in Cannon Beach; “Pilot House Distillery”.
For those of you who have not had the pleasure of visiting Cannon Beach, I can tell you that you are missing out. The food, the drink, the hotels, all of it is top notch. In a time were the dollar has little to no value, it is completely refreshing to not be disappointed with food, drink, and service. Back to the art.
November 4-6th is the Stormy Weather Arts Festival, and lucky me, Pilot House wanted to feature my art for this festival. Taking this as not only an artist opportunity but also a mini vacation, I packed a bag and headed North to set up.
It took a lot longer to set everything up than I thought. I mean damn, there is so much to think about especially when the wall space is not consistent. Luckily, it is a tasting room for Whiskey, Vodka, Gin, and Absinthe, which I thought was still illegal in the US. Let me tell you what, they make a damn good whiskey. I fully intend to try the sampler when I go back to collect my art! It is definitely a “must-stop” spot.