Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
This in from AVA / 4 Bridges in Chattanooga.
postpone the 4 Bridges Arts Festival until September 3-5, 2020.
If you are unable to participate in the festival on these new September dates, there will be two options: 1) (preferred) we hold your booth fee, and guarantee you a space in the April 2021 festival; 2) if necessary, a refund of your booth fee.
State College PA is not cancelled but sent an email saying that if it is, we do get full refund.
Thank you, Rick.
Well, not sure if this is good news, maybe? but I bounced this idea off of two different show directors of two leading shows (everyone here would know the show's names), and, they are considering it. One is presenting the idea immediately to their board.
I can see some advantages, actually, everybody gets to see everything; this will cut down a bit on looky lou's (although, perhaps this is a disadvantage - most of my customers do not know that they wanted one of my pieces until they saw it.)
Perhaps we call this style of managing a show ' the walking gallery tour'.
Open to comments from other artists, how would this affect your sales presentation at the show?
I am cancelling attendance at a show here in Barrington - controlled attendance, 1 person in the booth only, you cannot touch anything in the boots (I create functional fine art), masks for two days, no cash, only one direction down aisle - etc. etc. I'll wait - for close to $1000.00 in fees it's just not worth the irritation.
OKC is cancelled. Refunds coming.
Here is a good article that articulates what can happen when an art fair is cancelled. The OKC supports many cultural activities throughout the city: https://journalrecord.com/2020/03/19/ripple-effect-cancellation-of-...
ah, too bad, I have heard that is a great show
And this from ARTexpo in NYC:
Update on Edina Art Fair- Edina, MN
Great idea, Bella. I'm sure many will appreciate this heads-up. Thank you. Crossing my fingers along with everyone else that events will proceed in order soon.