Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
I think it would be best on my part to just watch your views float around undisturbed in the air like a heavy cloud for all who care to see.
Doing anything else would be like shooting fish in a barrel.
I've done this show several times and will be doing it again this year. What works for one person may not work for someone else, but here's my take on Peoria. It's not a real big market (population-wise) so for me it works best to give it a rest every now and then. It is often the same weekend (as it is this year) as the Plaza in KC. I alternate between the two shows. Funny thing is I have consistently done a little better in Peoria than at the Plaza, they are fairly comparable in sales for me. I've never done over about 7K at either of the shows but they are both only a one day drive so I don't have to sell as much as I do in places like Sausalito or Miami for instance. Most of my work ranges in price from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand. I don't need massive crowds for a good show. Six to eight people can make a show for me. Peoria is also the Corp Headquarters for Caterpillar who is doing well this year. I look forward to another good show in Peoria and hope to see you there.
Good luck - Jay
We did Peoria last year and it was great. We make moderately priced silver jewelry and had sales of over $8k. We were disappointed when we did not get in this year. The crowds were consistent all weekend and the people were very friendly. We will try to get in agin next year.