Temperatures could be in the 90s on Saturday in Danville, California for the annual summer Danville Fine Arts Faire, website is: www.mlaproductions.com/Danville-Spring. Sunday should be a bit milder as temperatures are predicted to be in the early 80s—absolutely perfect weather for an art festival..that said, Sunday is also the second day and that means missing the opportunities of choosing from your favorite artist’s works.

Personally I love the heat but anything above 90 degrees becomes uncomfortable for most heat lovers. If you plan to come to the show, bring a big bottle of water. To avoid the worst of the heat it’s advised to come early—many artists will be set-up by 9:30am and all will be ready to show their arts and crafts by 10am. Coming early to any show also has the added advantage of not missing out on art works that have already sold. The morning also provides for more shade on the street in general.

One would think that heat keeps people away from an art show but it isn’t true—people still come out in waves to enjoy a precious day away from the office in the sun. You just have to be prepared with a hat or sun umbrella, sunscreen and plenty of water so that you can walk the show and visit with artists in relative comfort. If you bring your precious doggie, please have his/her water and bowl with you…or better yet, leave them at home during the hottest hours of day. The hot pavement, which we don’t feel through our sandals and running shoes, can burn their feet and holds heat for a long time.

The above image is a detail from Coastal Bouquet, a reverse painted chandelier. Hope to see you this weekend at the Danville Fine Arts Faire!