Merchant City Festival – Glasgows Best
Merchant City Festival in Glasgow is, in my opinion one of the best events which takes place annually in Glasgow. My favourite section of the City centre comes alive and suddenly feels a bit like Amsterdam or Barcelona.
This year was simply fantastic. All sorts of live music, street entertainers and stalls selling quality food and crafts. I was there with Parade Artists on Saturday, we had taken over three “gazebo’s” at the edge of the city and it was fantastic to meet so many people. I only had prints on display as it didn’t seem like an appropriate venue for originals.
Elsewhere in the City, thanks to the Virginia Gallery and the “Who’s For The Game” exhibition, two of my paintings were included in an art treasure hunt and made into posters which were displayed in various windows. It was nice to see my artwork getting a public airing in this way after missing out on a similar opportunity a couple of years ago.
Some of the other Merchant City Festival street events were really impressive. A “building” made from cardboard boxes appeared with the help of the public and some parcel tape and a group of surreal ‘nuns on wheel” seemed to be terrorising soem of the visiting children.
So after a great weekend seeing all sorts of creativity, it’s back to the studio tomorrow all fired up and ready to go.