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Claudia Winter
  • Mundelein, IL
  • United States
  • Jewelry and Fiber
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Your Medium
Jewelry and Fiber
Years in the Art Fair Business
First show ever
Bucktown Arts Fest
What is your website?
What are the best things about art fairs
Feedback and reinforcement from real live people. Without that, the work can get stale. I also love chatting with other artists and getting tips and hearing their stories. And of course there's the shopping!
Best show ever and why
There are a lot of factors that go into what makes a show "best" - it's not just the money! I really enjoyed the (old) Long Grove Arts Fest. I was busy, which is nice, and customers were digging what I was selling. The show is close to home, they provide helpers and parking. Set up was simple...what more could you ask for?
Worst show ever and why
Autumn Arts and Crafts show at the Odeum in Villa Park, IL. It was awful! I did not do my homework and visit the show before applying. My work did not fit with the vibe of the show at all. Customers were looking for crafty bargains, not what I was selling. Four days of disinterest is a blow to the ego and a waste of time.
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One of a Kind Chicago

Posted on December 9, 2009 at 9:52pm 2 Comments

I thought I would share our experience, in case anyone is considering making the investment to participate in this show. And yes, it is an investment. A $2000 investment! With that in mind, my business partner and I tried to go there with a full load (we make recycled wool accessories, primarily in the $50-$90 range). This is our second year, so we had some expectations and goals. We had what I would consider to be a good show, and if we had brought more $10-$30 items we would have made another… Continue

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