Cindy Grisdela Artfest 2009

Cindy Grisdela Artfest 2009

It was a gorgeous fall day yesterday–great for an outdoor art festival! At right is a shot of my booth at the McLean Project for the Arts Artfest before opening yesterday–it looked a little different at the end of the day. I had a great time meeting new people and talking about art all day. The volunteers at MPA did a fantastic job of putting on the festival–they make it look easy, but it’s an incredible amount of work.

Next up on my calendar is the Great Falls Studios Sixth Annual Studio Tour, which is happening in two weeks on Saturday, Oct. 17 and Sunday, Oct. 18. Admission is free and the hours are 10-5 both days. There will be 44 artists on the tour this year–the majority will be in their homes or studios demonstrating how they work. I really enjoy this event because it allows visitors to see how I create my art quilts and to see them hanging in a real environment.

For more information, please visit the Great Falls Studios website at, where you can also register to win a $50 “Art Bucks” certificate good towards the purchase of art from any GFS artist during the weekend of the tour. You can also download a brochure and map of the area to help you navigate. Great Falls is an interesting village with a thriving art community that is a real hidden treasure–come see us!


  1. Candied Fabrics on October 20, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Ah! What a beautiful setup – so simple and clean! I hope it looked difference at the end of the day because pieces were gone to new homes! You have reinspired me to make the money to buy those mesh panels…I’m showing this picture to my husband!

    • Cindy on October 20, 2009 at 4:29 pm

      Thanks Candy! I really like the mesh screens–I got them from a company called Graphic Display Systems. They’re a little pricey, but I think the display looks nice. I made muslin covers to go over them myself because the ones they sell were expensive and I figured I can sew, so why not?! I had a good day that day and sold quite a few things, so I went home happy!