Two weeks ago I set up my tent at the Mandarin Art Festival! This fine arts show is located on the beautiful tree-lined grounds of the Mandarin Community Club - close to the St. John’s River. It was a beautiful - and hot weekend! Everyone connected with the festival was wonderful, and so were all the other artists that I met. We did set-up on Friday afternoon and take-down on Sunday after the last customer left at 5PM. Yesterday, there was an Art League of Jacksonville art show connected with the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Matthews bridge in Jacksonville. The art show and activities took place at the Norman Studio complex in the Arlington area. The Norman Studios was founded in 1920, when silent films were produced, and is the last surviving studio complex left from that era. The art show was held in what had been the prop storage building! It was a very interesting venue and so nice to meet wonderful people!