Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Rosie, please search for "Wells Street Art Fair" in the search box and you'll get a lot of information.
I did. All reviews are from 2011-2012 and I wanted something more current. I only saw one good review on Yelp for the 2016 show. I was just trying to get updated information.
Thanks Scotty! I appreciate the comment. Have you exhibited at Art Fairs for a while? I don't like the loading times and being there until at least 8pm. However you have given me hope with this show!
It does. I think since I am just getting started I might just visit the show and see what's up. I am not quite sure I could recoup my booth fee. Of course, maybe if I kept my booth open until 10pm, I might sell more to those who spent the day sampling the beverages at the bars...hehehe
It might, Rosie. Do you have something that the evening visitors would like? that would make a difference. I never minded drinking at shows, often those people were easier to sell to. I like Scotty's attitude. This business is full of adventure. Sometimes you need it other times, something else. I heard this quote in a movie recently, don't know if it applies, but definitely does for many people I know in this business: "Better hand to mouth than nine to five."
If you don't have a track record of sales, knowing you can make XX dollars, then visiting is very smart. Visiting is always smart. We did shows for nearly 30 years and we'd still visit shows to check them out.
Thanks for the advise Connie! I have a couple of September Shows where the booth fee is about $200, I am comfortable with that. I am not sure about the Wells Street Fair yet, I have some time before I need to commit to it. hehehe
I think you'll last long in this business, Scotty. Why not give it a chance? You'll have stories to tell and experience you can use elsewhere if nothing else. But I'm sure you'll have something more than that. Good luck.
You're so welcome, Scotty. Glad you listen to the podcasts. Even though not professionally produced they are full of interesting people and lots to learn. I hope to meet you at a show one day.
Thrilling and unknown sounds quite fun. And I love talking to people. I am still weighing the pros, vs the cons. (right now the only con is the booth price and show times...hehehe)