Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
So sad...I had my 1st show in 8 years, Barrington IL Art Festival by Amdur Productions. Very organized, easy setting, tons of parking. Show was right in the middle of town, coffee and cupcake shops, adorable gift stores and boutiques set in old style homes,tons of local independent business, banks and investment companies, the town is charming, beautiful amazing houses, mansions with horses.
Saturday was chilly and light rain couple times. People browsing, I didn't have a good day but too early to judge.
Sunday was starting to be crowded, people finally coming inside my booth,tons of families excited to be out for Memorial Day, they were asking questions, leaving their e mails, I was 11:00 am,starting to feel excited when they notified us to secure our tent because a storm was coming. End of the story...storm came, hitting hard, I got in my car and went to Mc Donald's drive through to kill some time, then I came back to check my EZ UP, EASY DOWN tent. I'm glad I did. Water on the roof was just about to cause a disaster. Other artists helped me to on do my tent so the water just came down like a waterfall. Amdur team told us that storm was coming heavier so just go ahead and pick up, we wouldn't be penalized.
There's always good things in bad things, all I can say is that I am glad I met wonderful artists and they helped me to take all my tent and displays down in minutes and load my car, everybody soaking wet and they didn't care, they were all helping other artists. I'm looking forward to see them in other shows that we will be doing this season, we will stay connected :). It's 1pm and I'm already home blogging, geez! Thank you weather!
Please, tell me not to get disappointed and all sows are not like this!