Malden On Hudson, NY

Your Medium

Jewelry/Mixed Media

Years in the Art Fair Business


First show ever

Columbus Avenue, NYC

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What are the best things about art fairs

Hopefully to make some money and we always meet interesting exhibitors.

Best show ever and why

When I first started in this industry I rolled the dice and did a rather commercial show in Denver, CO and had a five figure show. Who knew?

Worst show ever and why

Good grief, who wants to remember those stinkers?

Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.

Patty Stern

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  • Good Afternoon,

    I have exhibited at West Hartford for many years.  There have been many changes recently which can go either way.

    Location: downtown West Hartford, upscale and redone.  People do have money, don't come out if weather is bad.  Last 3 years, weather bad.  The show is on the town green, the outside spaces you can carry merchandise from side walk, other wise you have to dolly. Not the worse setup but it can be a little hilly.   Show is stretched out and in part of parking lot.  Rest of parking lot has sponsors, lots of them, lots of food and a small carnavil for the kids. Exhibitor parking is assigned depending on where you booth is located. Usually close by.

    Sunday morning there is a road race and the show does not start until noon. You can set up on Friday after 5pm.  If there is bad weather this show can get hit,  It's like a wind tunnel. Almost all booths are on grass. I feel the spaces on the side walk are the best.

    The quality has changed over the years.  Very few artists (2D) and lots of jewelry.

    Buy sell is getting in. The quality runs the gambit.  From really good to buy sell.  If you decide to do the show you do not want to be in the last row, corner of Burr St and Main St.  I was located on the corner which was a great space for me with my garden art  and copper sculptures but not for anyone else around me.

    I am not going to do the show this year because I was not happy with the weather and quality.  You can stay in Farmington, Priceline and a short drive. Be careful if you do decide to do the show, don't stay in Hartford or close to the expo center. The neighborhoods are really unsafe.

    If your expenses won't be too bad and you can send out a mailing list, I would say it's worth a try.  There will be a lot of families and children at the show.  they seem to come for the day.  Please let me know if you need any other info.

    Ellen Sullivan

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