during the summer, the city of monument has an art hop every third thursday of the month. all of the stores have artists set up shop from 5-8 at night. all the locals come out to browse the art and enjoy some goodies. my mom has been participating in the art hop for five or six years now. last night was my first time to participate. it helped to have my mom there so i could just tag along. she already has all of the logistics planned out, which made it way easier for me. all i had to do was bring my art. we had a delightful time! it was so fun to see all of paintings being displayed. it felt so official! i was able to make some great connections with some potential customers and sold a whole bunch of cards. the local newspaper took our picture and is going to feature us soon. all in all, the night was a great success for my first show!