Art Fair Insiders

Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals

I wanted to weigh in on Bayou City Spring show in Memorial Park. When it was 300 artists and 30K attending at a paid gate, sales were OK. Now there are 450 artists and less than 25K (many teens with no $$) BECAUSE THERE IS NO PARKING. The 1 lot for bigger spenders + the shuttle (people with money shun the shuttle) and the City won't let folks park on the park roads (why?) so a city of 2-4 million only turns out 25K attendees, pathetic! Either move the venue to downtown or bribe the city to allow parking.!
Hellooo! Houston, we have a problem.

Views: 266

Comment by Christina L. Towell on December 8, 2017 at 11:00am

So sad...

Comment by Kathleen J. Clausen on December 8, 2017 at 1:19pm

That is disappointing.

Comment by Chris Fedderson on December 9, 2017 at 9:05am

YES! I did this show only once, 2015 and drove from the DC area to do it! I grossed less than half of what my expenses were. The management screwed up every single aspect they could. The only thing right was the weather - it was beautiful - only because they had no control over it! I have not, and will not, go back -- ever.

--Chris Fedderson

Comment by Greg Little on December 9, 2017 at 12:25pm

$45 app fee...minimum $500 booth fee and the application deadline has been extended.

Comment by JEFF LEEDY on December 10, 2017 at 4:06pm

What can I say? the folks who run it are not dumb and they want it to work. But a committee took it over from one woman  who ran it successfully for close to 10 years and it has never been the same since. The City makes it not work by not permitting parking in the Park. And adding 150 artists off the waitlist makes the pie much, much smaller and too much for attendees to take in. The committee needs the gate money and the 450 booth fees. Shuttles are a good idea but don't bring in 1,000,000 people. So ask yourself why does Ft. Worth get 400,000 people and Houston gets 25k?  Change the venue and take it downtown for good until the City gets the message.

Comment by Greg Little on December 10, 2017 at 5:17pm

I was under the impression they had the extra 150 booth spaces for a couple of years and then changed it back to a max of 300. Are you saying it is again back up to 450? Their website and Zapplication make no mention that I noticed regarding the number of booths.


You need to be a member of Art Fair Insiders to add comments!

Join Art Fair Insiders

Want to sell more online? Advertise with Reach over 60,000 fiber arts lovers.

Top 10 Reviewers on for May

1. Kristi Taylor

2. Karen Kurta

3. Tate Hamilton

4. Fletcher Dean

5. Isabelle Posillico

6. Jeri Vitello

7. Ellen Negley

8. Leo Posillico

9. Keenya Rotunda

10. Teri Causey

Thanks to these folks for sharing their reviews on!

Join the MasterMinds Group for personalized coaching on your Internet Lifestyle Business! 

60 Page Report - Best US Art Fairs

Click Here

© 2017   Created by Connie Mettler.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service