Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
I did a couple of festivals last year with borrowed gear, and it is time to invest in my own now. I purchased used knock-down pro panels but didn't realize they were 8 feet tall when assembled, so I don't think an EZ-up tent is going to cut it any more.
I'm a 35 y/o female (average height) and strong, but want a tent that is easy to put up and take down, as I will likely be doing most of my shows on my own. As I'm still new to festivals, I'm a little nervous to drop $1,000 or more on a tent, but that might be my only choice given my 8' height requirement.
Thanks in advance for your input!
I'm still shopping around and haven't had much luck with used tents. I'm thinking I'll probably go with a pro base package from Showoff.
I'm looking to keep costs down until I am fully invested in doing festivals. I don't know yet how many festivals I'll be doing in 2016 as I'm still waiting on acceptance notifications.
Are there any accessories that I absolutely need to have? Or can I just get away with the base tent (obviously I'll need weights here in Colorado, but thinking beyond that).
I'm 50+ and do shows by myself. I like my Light dome. The only hassle is I have to put up a ladder to put on the canopy 'cause I'm only 5'2"; other than that I like it. You'll need weights anywhere you go! Also if you don't use pro-panels, invest in stabilizer bars for the bottom of the frame.
Kim, does the Light Dome need to be raised up to the height of needing a ladder before you put the top on?
I thought they were similar to a Trimline where you could install the top on the frame while it was still on the ground and then raise it up.
Thanks...now I understand how it goes up. I never paid attention to anyone putting up a Light Dome before. I have a Trimline and a Vitabri pop up
We still love our E-Z UP! Needless to say they are easy- I have only lost 2 due to storms in 30+ years & in those storms, we saw almost every other kind go down as well! There are different grades of them too. IF I had pro-panels & had to have a taller canopy like the photographers or painters, I would have a different kind because then it would have to be taller, but we have Jewelry-works GREAT! Many years I have put my E-Z UP myself, but my wonderful Man likes doing it, so I LET HIM! LOL!