Since returning to the retail show circuit in 2008, Vaillancourt Folk Art has truly enjoyed the summer show on Nantucket that benefits the early education group “Small Friends on Nantucket” called the “Event Under The Tent.” The show, which lasts from the preview party on Thursday night through Sunday afternoon displays some great artists, both locally from the island of Nantucket to as far as the West Coast exhibiting unique crafts including furniture, jewlery, pottery, homemade baskets, knitted items and sculptures. This year, we are happy to report that our booth was recognized as the 2011 Best of Show, competing against some incredibly designed and creative booths. Thank you, Small Friends on Nantucket! Our booth design is based off of a stall from the historical Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany. Even more importantly, it was designed and created to break down and pack tight for easy transportation. Because of the sizes of the chalkware, we determined the best way to highlight the pieces without having too much distraction was on a flat surface; combining the historical element taken from the Christkindlesmarkt, the ease of accessibility for customers, and efficiency for transportation we created our show booth (both a small and large version exist depending on the show).