Driving ~4.5 hours to Dallas from San Antonio and ~5 hours back was not the most fun but this time, there was a cause. Leaving on a Saturday morning, traffic was light and the drive, pretty straightforward. The hard part was deciding what to do first. Eventually, deciding that I had plenty of extra time, I visited the Dallas Art Fair, happening in the Fashion Industry Gallery. This event was researched ahead of time and happened on the same weekend as my exhibit. I walked around for 1/2 hour but eventually found my way to the venue after asking the staff at the Dallas Museum of Art. The show itself cost $25 and was your stereotypical art gallery, with white walls, the artwork hanging by artists from around the world. However, the environment was luxurious with free coffee, tea, donuts. Somehow, the contemporary art showcased in this gallery was not as memorable afterwards. The notable exception were pieces by two artists that used glass, mirrors, and lights to create infinite tunnels. Afterwards, I found myself circling the Texas Ale Project, my venue, three times before finding the location. My exhibit was easy to set up as shown below so networking was next on my to-do list. During the event, I met a lot of great people and learned a great deal about exhibiting. Overall, I consider my first exhibit a success despite not having sold any pieces, which is usually expected on a first trial run. All of the artists had great work and the venue provided a relaxed, social atmosphere. Although the food truck did not arrive, Conception Events did a great job putting this event together. Thanks everyone for coming out and supporting me at the Dallas Contemporary Art Show!