Hi, I'll be doing my first outdoor art fair at Art's Alive, above, in just under two weeks. I'm working through my supplies list now. Any advice from people who have done this show? I've signed up for Art Fair Sourcebook, and I saw the two reviews on there, but I would love to have a little more feedback.
There will be around 5,000 people. I have some water-based work which is why I chose this show.
For reproductions, they limit it to 25% of your original work. Does it make sense to bring my cards (retail $5) or my posters (retail $20) for this show? I was already planning to bring the posters but I'm unsure about the cards.
I'm also trying to judge how windy this show is/could be, and how much weight I will need. I am planning to build out some PVC piping with cement with my husband's help, and will have the corkscrew anchors that came with my Trimline tent. Also, does the ground tend to get very muddy at this site?
I am considering buying the umbrella to go with the bamboo chair, but I am also conscious of cost and don't want to go too crazy. Is this something I really need, or could make do without this first show?
Do I need to have a desk? I have a folding table which I hope I'll be able to set up behind the booth; once again trying to keep costs down, so I hope this will work.
Thanks in advance!