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Sante Fe CC Art Show, Gainesville,FL—A total waste of time

Have done this show since the early eighties.

Used to be a strong $3-4K show.

Not anymore, can barely break a grand.

This is a huge college town teeming with young professionals.

You would think they would support the arts.  They do not.

Crafts have a better chance here.

I saw very few 2-D pieces go by this weekend.

You have too many artists for too few buyers.

Do not waste your time unless you live close to it.

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Comment by Connie Mettler on Tuesday

Yikes! We did this show a couple of times ... a long time ago. First time we won a prize and made decent money. Next time money not quite as good. Third time we were set up across from a barbecue booth with smoke blowing at us all day Saturday ... they let us move on Sunday. Didn't help except we weren't asphyxiated. We drove from Michigan each time with no other shows linked, but were looking for a place to make some money in April, for us always a tough month.

Comment by Nels johnson yesterday

Yes, once upon a time in America this show was viable but it has been a dead dog since 2003.

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