Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
There was an option to set up on Thursday night from 6-7, check in was easy and I was able to park next to my space to unload. Set up was a breeze, although those with RV's had a hard time getting through as the street in that part of Scottsdale are kinda weird. The set up of the show was a bit strange, rather than have the tents in the middle facing out, they had a big gap (firelane) between the 2 rows of tents. Many people were complaining that it was confusing to get around. The entire weekend was mid 90's and seemed to be too warm for people to get out. Many of the people I talked to were from out of state and were looking for things to do. Arizonans seemed to stay in. I think this show was just a couple weeks to soon. Attendance was about 3-5 thousand but most people seemed to be spending money. I did see some higher end items go but mostly under $100 stuff sold. I did ok for the weekend as this show was close but definetely not worth traveling too.
Thanks for this info, Brian. Who puts on this show?
Big rigs and shows are always tricky. When I was running shows I always liked to have the booths backed up to the curb, leaving a wider lane down the middle for unloading and loading up. Sounds like you don't think this is a good idea. Wasn't this street wide enough to handle two rows of booths and the vehicles also?
Booths running down the middle is a good idea especially in an area that may have heavy rains and pretty nice if there is room behind the booths for storage, but if not it gets pretty tight. But at least it means that during the show there is only one row at a time for visitors to look at. I don't know which way do you think is best?
Normally down the middle is best but this street was tricky and tents weren't backed to the curb, their was about a 3' gap between street & sidewalk. The street has large median type triangles between the parking spaces on both sides of street, so people had to zig zag their way through like a maze. People with wheel chairs & strollers were having a real hard time getting through.
Frank Maguire puts on this show.