"I appreciate your advise on the smaller shows. But, and it's just my opinion, people are going to buy what they like. If an artist they like doesn't have something that moves them, they'll pass. If you have something they like,…"
Where in SoCal are you? I'm interested in your set up. It seems quite complete, but please tell me if there is anything else I'll need in order to set up at a show. I've always done indoor-hardwall shows, so this is new to…"
Catalina Island JazzTrax Festival. Much of my art is related to Jazz and the people were there for the entire weekend, giving them time to really get to know me and my artwork. They were also high earners and had money to spend.
Worst show ever and why
Art San Diego, 2014. Though it was in November, and the show was indoors, it was beastly hot and the building not only had NO A/C, but was designed to not allow air to flow. No one wanted to stay and everyone was cranky. It was a very expensive show and they were trying to take it from being a local show to a national one, but the regular visitors were not receptive to anyone outside of San Diego.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
I was looking for a source to buy art walls for an outside booth when I came across your information.
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I drove a cab, at night, in Seattle to work my way through college. I was the only woman on the night shift.
Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Bettie. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members make it. We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.
Please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself. Then read the "Getting Started" for tips to make the site easier to navigate.
Many topics have already been discussed. We suggest you try a search of your topic before you post your question. Click the SEARCH tab at the top of the page and “search” for your topic: tents, jury fees, Ann Arbor Art Fair, the name of a show, etc. You might find that someone has already asked and answered your question.
Check out our code of conduct to understand the rules of the site.
Each of us is unique and has a gift to share that can help someone else. We all look forward to your sharing on ArtFairInsiders.com.
Best wishes, Connie Mettler
p.s. The best way to make this system easy to use is to click on the "Follow-Email me" link at the bottom of each Forum discussion that interests you. That way the system will email you automatically whenever anyone responds. It's a great time-saver.