Alameda County Fair Preview/Artist Alley Update

Yesterday, I made a pit stop at the Alameda County Fair to get a preview of Artist Alley and to just to have fun!

As a reminder to what Artist Alley is, different artists display their creations and sell them to visitors and locals who attend the fair whether it’s paintings, drawings, photography, jewelry, or homemade handicrafts.

As for the actual fair itself, it’s one of America’s pastimes for all ages, whether it’s riding the rides, playing carnival games, eating fried junk food, or exploring the different exhibits, there’s something for everyone! 

While I did enjoy the fair, the main purpose for coming was to do the final advertising for my upcoming card sale to the different vendors at Artist Alley, the exhibition booths, and even a few fairgoers. 

Don’t forget that my upcoming card sale is July 4 – 8 at Artist Alley at the Alameda County Fair. I’ll be located at Building F in F17, which is next to the Model Railroad Exhibits. The fair hours are 11 AM – 11 PM, except for 4th of July, which the fair will be closed at 6 PM and the fair gates close at 3 PM. The prices for merchandise are as follows:

Greeting Cards:


6 for $5



LARGE- $25

SMALL- $15


Be sure to tell your friends, relatives, neighbors, and colleagues to stop by and to check out my creations and to buy some cards or paintings! Hope to see you there!

Happy Father’s Day/One Year Later

Hope everyone has a great Father’s Day! Make sure to tell all your father’s and grandfather’s how much you appreciate them!

You may not believe it, but this marks the one year anniversary of the Kevin’s Cards Website! I can’t believe how it went by so fast!

From paintings transformed into new greeting cards, to all the cards I’ve sold, new poster designs, art and wine festivals I’ve visited, and even the new logo and business cards! 

As this website continues to grow and develop, I plan to do more of these things and share my experiences with others and I hope for more successful card sales in the near future, including this year’s Artist Alley at the Alameda County Fair! 

Artist Alley Update


One month from today, Kevin’s Cards will be having a card sale July 4-8 at Artist Alley during the Alameda County Fair! Here are some of the updates so far:

-Artist Alley is located in Building F near the Model Railroad Exhibit and my exact location will be announced later this month

-Greeting Card prices are the same as previous card sales ($1 Each, 6 For $5)

-Paintings are $25 for large and $15 for small

-Kevin’s Cards logo and business cards will make their debut

-There maybe a few surprises as well, so keep an eye out for that!


There’s gonna be lots of preparations to take place before the big event, so I’m hoping for a successful sale prior to last year!

Make sure you tell all your friends, relatives, neighbors, and colleagues to stop by and pick up some cards or paintings! Hope to see you there!

Double Art & Wine Festivals

This weekend, I attended two art shows for the price of one! One took place in Downtown Sunnyvale and the other in Walnut Creek’s Heather Field Park.

Normally, I would only attend one show or festival. However, I needed more ideas for my booth at Artist Alley, and coincidently, both of these events were going on this same week. This meant double the booths and double the ideas! 

While the weather at the last art and wine festival was a little cooler and cloudy, this time the weather was hot and sunny, which was the ideal weather for events like these, even if it does reach over 100 degrees.

While both festivals were similar in style, the biggest difference was that the Sunnyvale Festival was more like a street fair, while Walnut Creek’s was in a park.  During both festivals, I distributed my new business cards to different vendors to promote the upcoming card sale at the Alameda County Fair.

The biggest surprise was seeing Linda Cullen’s bottle cap booth at the Sunnyvale festival, which was something I didn’t expect. With all the research I’ve done, I’ve got plenty of ideas on how to set up my booth and how it’ll become a successful sale.

As I’ve said in previous blogs, Kevin’s Cards could make an appearance at any one of these art and wine festivals or art shows! All I have to do is find the right one!