Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Thanks for reviewing the show Diana and sorry to hear it was a flop. I've also found that a show as an adjunct to a big sporting event doesn't draw the right sort of crowd.
It's my understanding that the show was not part of the soccer game but held basically at the same venue. The soccer game caused all kinds of traffic tie-ups making it difficult for patrons to get to the art show.
I was wondering about this, lived in Dallas for 11 years and never thought it was anything other than a music festival. Fair Park can also be a questionable area of town after dark. We weren't doing shows when we lived there, so couldn't give you any advice. Met one of the show coordinators when we were in Plano this past February just by chance and they encouraged us to combine their show with a family visit. Based on this, I think we'll just stick to the family visits and forgo this show.
thanks for the review, sorry it wasn't successful.
There are a couple of events in my home town too, that have an art component, but after trying them I realized that when the art isn't the main event it just isn't worth it to me. Most of the patrons show up for other attractions. On the other hand, something like this could be a little more exposure and lead to studio sales, but there is just too much preparation time for me to make it worthwhile. Unfortunatly we have to find these things out the hard way, but sometimes you may be pleasantly suprised when you take a chance.
There really are those fairs that would seem to bring the level of experience down but that is just the way things go, unfortunately. It was great that you were given the opportunity to do it, actually though there are a lot of problems and things could have gone either way. Just one of those things that people really try and hope to be good at.