First off. This show is not out in a dung-infested cow pasture--anymore. A few years back it was moved to a scenic county park right on Tampa Bay.
You can smell the salt air, feel the cooling bay breezes wafting thru your booth.
I have done this show off and on over the 25 years it has been held. It is only a thirty minute drive from my Ybor house.
On this date, everybody would love to be at Vero Beach art show. But alas, those old art ladies will not let all of us in, so other venues need to be sampled. There is Howard's Juno Beach, there is scenic Leesburg (good luck), oh there is Brooksville ( I tried to warn John Leben) and there is Apollo Beach.
Put on by the local chamber. Nice prize money, a decent patrons program, two free breakfests, a free Sat. Nite dinner, a laid back Friday setup, a low booth fee, only 96 artists, equally mellow load out, a show where you could easily sell $1000-$3000.there is a lot to like about the show.
The crowd buys mostly traditional beach imagery. They love metal sculptures especially of fish. There is not an overwhelming number of jewelers there.
I had one keen patron drop $900 on me on Sunday, I ended up having my best show there, ever.
It is a great filler show.