I know us artists. We're gamblers. Who else would take a risk several weekends a year to travel to a strange city, spend time, talent and treasure to show our work, with the slim chance of making a living. There's always some fellow artist, at nearly
We are doing our very first show ever at Lubbock and are told we need to obtain a sales tax license. Rather than search around 10,000 random sites, anyone have any info on how to do this? Also, we were wondering how the booths are set up (w
I know this is a site about art shows but I was wondering if people are also selling online and how they are doing with that. I have had an etsy shop for awhile but have never sold anything on it. I use it for people that I know or who meet me at a
I began a thread earlier this week titled Friends as Booth Sitters. After much discussion, I realized it would likely benefit many folks to pass along a tip sheet to their zealous booth mates. Regardless of how much time they're helping you, I want
is anyone doing craftsmorristown in march, seems like it costs $125.00 to register to sell craft and collect sales tax....even if you do only one show a year??? i dont understand the fee...is it in case you dont pay the sales tax??
I remember when I "thought" making a living as a full-time 2-D artist was tough...that was three years ago. Just got back from FLA where three days produced 0 sales, last year $4K. The organizer stopped by the booth, when I told her she said not to w
This may be a huge can of worms, but I will go ahead and open it because I am curious. What is behind the resistance to actually stating your sales numbers at a show? I recently wrote a blog post about a show and stated my sales numbers. Connie Me
I just read an article in the Business section of the September 30 edition of the New York Times. There was a 3/4 page article by David Pogue. It describes in detail about the new Square credit card reader that connects to the iPhone or iPad headphon
I have some small items that I will be selling and I was wondering where the best place to purchase small 4" cube fold-together boxes that I can use to put items in for customers who have made a purchase? Nothing fancy, just something made of posterb
I was wondering if anyone has done Artscape Baltimore in july? I was wondering if the art part of the show is well attended, and what type of product people buy? I do mostly functional pottery with price range $20-$275.
After reading several of the postings on this site, it seems that MANY offer customers to purchase by credit card. I can't yet afford the investment in the monthly fee and card machine because this is my first time, but will customers be turned away
I am done with shows - and kicking up my heels in joy. I love doing shows, but I am super happy I can rest a bit, if you know what I mean. Anyway, work is never done - there is organizing, doing an inventory (to get ready for tax time), look into sho
hi guys! being an artist myself, i know how valuable marketing materials are to promoting you art, as well as how expensive they can be! i am a jewelry artist with my own company, but am a graphic design artist as well.
Here's an interesting topic to discuss... As many of us do art fairs and craft shows, many of us for quite a long time I might add, is there a new "normal" when it comes to doing shows? Sales expectations? The way shows are juried (or should be jurie