Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
I've done both the spring show and the fall show. The fall show was not as good for me but it was also the very first time the event was held. The spring show the following year (2013) was quite good for me. I would have done it this year but the dates came out late and I had already committed to another show. The area has money, you can tell by the cars in the parking lot. I'm a bit of a car buff and seeing a Ferrari up close as well as seeing a brushed steel Jaguar was an added plus.
Thanks so much for replying, Alison, it was very helpful. good luck with your fall shows!
Hi Laura! I have done both shows only once. Sales were not enough for me to return. It is a beautiful main street setting and the quality of art work is fantastic! So is the promoter, but the high end stores seemed to get as much traffic as we artists did. Lots of people just not enough sales to support the booth fee. Hope that helps. Good luck!
I have done 2 spring shows and 1 fall show.
This show has great potential with time and promotion. I find Charlotte to be a tough market for me. I do one of a kind handbags and accessories and find the shows further north are much more profitable. I have considered the fact that the upscale retail in Birkdale could have been my problem. Who knows! Good like to all of you at the show! And congratulations to Britt on the upcoming baby!!!! Maybe I will come by to shop and say hi.