Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Mother Nature, bless her little heart, is your biggest worry.
Get those panels offa the ground. Paint em with outdoor paint. Ditch the cardboard box=sponge.
And it you have an easy-up it will pool rain like its saving it for a drought. Look at some of the fixes to stop this. (Or better yet, get rid of it.) Also use weights! We had 45lbs on each leg of our dome when a microburst sent it a flying in Des Moines. We're upping that to 100lbs and! we're cross tying each wall.
As for drunks, cars, fighting homeless.....I think its sorta like lightening. It doesn't happen often.
I was at a show, Arts on Main Street, in Elkhart, IN about 15 years ago when a drunk, who was a prominent local businessman, stumbled out of a bar, tripped at the curb and went headlong into a potters tent, knocking over shelving, breaking pieces, and making enough noise to wake the dead. The police security was there and nabbed his butt immediately, and took him down to jail. The potter shows up next morning, and is in a state of shock when he sees his booth. 50% of his stock is wiped out. The organizers show up a few minutes later, tell him the police have the culprit, he's in jail, and isn't going to be released until he pays for the damage :-) The artist goes through the inventory, totals up the damage which was around $3000 plus as I recall. The now sober culprit is brought down, as the jail was just a few blocks away, pays the bill with a sour look, and the policeman tells him to not even think about trying to cancel the check. The shards have all been swept up and are in several large boxes. The artist, in all innocence asks if he wants the boxes, and is answered with a snarl and told to keep the damned stuff. The next part of the story is priceless ;-) Toward the end of the day, a customer wanders in and sees the boxes of broken pottery. She asks if they are for sale, and the artist ponders it a moment, and says yes. The customer had a patio project in mind and wanted the shards to press into wet concrete. So the potter sold the same work twice :-)
Robert.... that's a great story! That's the art Gods at work. :)
Once again, a great informative discussion. The 'been there, done that' tips shared by this community are amazing. I was planning to take all my paintings down and with me each night. Now I'm put to work more energy into the weatherproofing my display.
ooo...I also like how you've hung your paintings