Looking for a solution!

My pieces are very heavy and are assorted sizes.  The last thing I want to do when setting up a show is be moving them all around to see where they fit and what looks best.  I'm doing my first outdoor show next weekend.  For previous indoor shows, I've gotten a piece of grid paper and scaled it to the size of the walls I get for the show, then used a pencil and a lot of erasing to figure out a layout prior to the show.  

Then, when unloading, I can just hang each piece on the wall where I know I want it.  My artwork is also kind of fragile and I can't be leaving it all over the ground.

So, since there's software or an app for everything out there, what is a simple, hopefully free solution for this?  Something where I can input and label each piece once, designate the size of my walls, and drag and drop the pieces until I'm satisfied with the layout?  Then I could print it out and bring it to set up.

Thanks for any ideas!



You need to be a member of Art Fair Insiders to add comments!

Join Art Fair Insiders

Votes: 0
Email me when people reply –


  • Google Sketchup is a free 3D layout and rendering tool.  I have built my booths, moved furniture and layed out entire displays with it.  There is a little ramp up, their tutorials are very good.

    Otherwise just use any drawing tool (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc) and turn the display grids on.  You can probably do a 2D rendering very quickly

This reply was deleted.