It has been suggested that this be posted as a new thread. I asked the question in another Blog, Jim Parker gave a really good answer but I'm wondering if there's any other input on this topic.
As we start planning 2012 and will be trying some new markets, the sheer number of shows is overwhelming, many of them run by professional promoters which is also new for us, most of the shows up here are not run by professional promoters, many are run by art leagues, chamber of commerce, rotary clubs or other non-profit organizations.
As I've been researching shows, I've also been looking at the area's economics, median housing price, etc.
So, how do you know when an area has too many art shows? Is there a ratio you use on population in an area vs. number of shows or number shows times number of booths, etc.?
BTW, here's the blog post where we didn't quite stay on topic.