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Design Festa ... come and drop by!

Posted by Dave Bull at 7:23 AM, May 5, 2010

I will be taking part in the Design Festa event being held here in Tokyo on the weekend of the 15th and 16th. It's a twice-yearly event that is kind of difficult to describe. The organizer's web site tries like this:

Design Festa is a biannual International Art Event, started in 1994. It is open to all artists from all over the world to exhibit their creative talent freely. 8,500 artists working in a variety of mediums will be present, turning the two day event into artistic chaos! There will be Booth areas (2700 booths), an Outdoor live-show stage, an Indoor stage, a Mini-theater Space and a Restaurant and Cafe/Bar Area, all for your enjoyment during these two days filled with art, energy, excitement and discovery!

Artistic chaos? Does that sound like me? Not really I guess ... but anyway, I decided to sign up for this one, as it really does sound like a lot of fun. It's mostly a pretty young crowd, and far and away most of the exhibitors are amateurs taking advantage of the show's very cheap rates for exhibiting, but I'm not really bothered about that. I'm thinking in terms of simply 'getting out' of the quiet shell of my workroom for a weekend, meeting a whole bunch of new people, and just seeing what happens.

Just look at this shot of one corner of the display area (from a previous show):

I think this should be a pretty good chance for a whole lot of new people to learn about my work ...

Here's a rough map of the show. I'm upstairs (the red star), right on the aisle running between the Mini Theatre and the 'Restaulant' area ... (click for enlargement)

My booth # is C+1594 The show runs from 11 to 7 both days, at the Tokyo Big Site. More about the show, including travel directions, videos, etc. is on their web site here.


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