Arroyo Grande, CA

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Years in the Art Fair Business


First show ever

Art in the Park, Pismo Beach, CA

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What are the best things about art fairs

Meeting people, getting out of the house.

Best show ever and why

Art in the Park - Dinosaur Caves, Pismo Beach, CA. This event is the first Sunday of the month from May until December. I do as many of these shows as I can. My best show was last year at one of these events. It was a beautiful day, no wind, I met a lot of wonderful people and I doubled my normal sales. The stars aligned for this event.

Worst show ever and why

A first year show located in Nipomo, CA. The organizers setup the booths close to the entertainment stage and it was so loud I could not converse with anyone who came by my booth. The wind picked up in the afternoon and damaged 6 of my metal prints. I made no sales and on top of that, one of my high end cameras was stolen. I wrote the organizers of the event and let them know my issues, (only for their benefit), and even though I did not ask for a refund, they sent me a check for my admission fee. I have not done this event since.

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propanel website

What is one fun fact about yourself?

I raced sailboats for over 15 years.

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