We were thrilled to join the THING Vendor Market this August! THING is a music and arts festival at historic Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA. The annual event features a tightly curated lineup of diverse performers, including a distinctive mix of music, comedy, visual arts, and speakers.
With a few in-person events under our belt earlier this summer, our team set out to make an inviting and inspiring booth to display our products, sketching supplies, and examples of artwork to get festival-goers excited about making art during the weekend! Art Toolkit founder Maria Coryell-Martin led Daily Demos, where folks had the opportunity to try our products and sketch views of the park and festival.
It was such a joy to meet a new community of artists. Fellow market vendors like Thunderpants and Type Townsend sneaked across the market path during slow moments to purchase their own Art Toolkits! Although our in-person events are all-ages, we’ve never seen so many people of different ages engaging with art in the same place! Groups of teenagers came through to see what our booth was all about; kids scurried around, eagerly filling up demo pages with bold brushstrokes and drawings of little cats. Everyone loved playing with the configurable watercolor palettes we had laid out to try, and the ZigZag books were a hit!
Snapshots from our booth
Have glimpse inside!
All in all, THING was so much fun and so much work! We knew it was a big undertaking for our small team, but we pulled it off and are super proud of our very first booth. Thank you to the Seattle Theatre Group for putting on the event and to everyone who came by to say hello!