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Derek Voigt
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  • Fraser, MI
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Building a new display

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindy Welch Feb 8. 4 Replies

Not sure if this is the best spot of this question, but here goes.My current booth set up consists of three 6’ tables that I configure in a U shape. I do have a couple stands and shelf’s that I put…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Derek Voigt Feb 2, 2011. 4 Replies

Hello everyone, I just joined up and have been thinking about taking the plunge into art fairs.  I don't think I'll be doing any this year as I don't think I have the inventory built up yet that will…Continue

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Cindy Welch replied to Derek Voigt's discussion Building a new display
"Derek, I agree with keeping things at eye level.  Customers don't like shopping much below hip level or above eye level.  I am only 5' tall so for us shorter customers, it means an even lower top shelf!"
Feb 8
Derek Voigt replied to Derek Voigt's discussion Building a new display
"I do woodworking, pens, wine stoppers, peppermills, bowls, and some artsy stuff. I just want to keep things in people’s lines of sight. So I can’t have a top shelf that is 6’ high, no one could really see anything. Same thing with…"
Feb 7
Judy Christian replied to Derek Voigt's discussion Building a new display
"What type of work do you show? You can go as high as you want/can do safely. I have high shelves on the back and one side of my booth. I use them to put up work because I need the space but also to make my booth and work more visible. With the tent…"
Feb 7
Kathleen J. Clausen replied to Derek Voigt's discussion Building a new display
"Following."
Feb 6
Derek Voigt posted a discussion

Building a new display

Not sure if this is the best spot of this question, but here goes.My current booth set up consists of three 6’ tables that I configure in a U shape. I do have a couple stands and shelf’s that I put on the tables. But I’m thinking about ditching one of the tables and making a full height tiered display. It would be about 6’ long and would have several shelves.My question is: is there any sort of guild lines or standards that I should be considering regarding the height and/or depth of these…See More
Feb 5
Derek Voigt replied to Cassie Beyer's discussion Tips for Pricing? Rounding to the nearest $10?
"I end mine in 0 or 5 usually, but that is more so because I don’t want to have a bunch of singles to make change..."
Jan 28
Derek Voigt commented on Barbara Pitorak Bloom's blog post Great Lakes Art Fair 2016 - Are you going?
"So how was the show over all? Glad I didn't do it as I was battleing a sinus infection all weekend"
Apr 12, 2016
Derek Voigt commented on Barbara Pitorak Bloom's blog post Great Lakes Art Fair 2016 - Are you going?
"I almost applied, but didn't want to a show with that high of fees. I'm too new at this and only saw myself breaking even. Good luck though! Be curious to see how it is."
Apr 6, 2016
Derek Voigt commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Call for Artists: Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the original
"How is this show? I know it is a big one but have heard that the focus has shifted away from the art part and been more commercial. The fees are up there for this one too"
Jan 9, 2016
Derek Voigt commented on Barbara Pitorak Bloom's blog post Has anyone done the "spring fling" in Northville Michigan?
"I completely agree with everything you said, but at a "median price point" sort of goes against that. I live about 40 miles away, but will pass on this one for the reason I mentioned. Let us know if you end up doing it!"
Jan 7, 2016
Derek Voigt commented on Barbara Pitorak Bloom's blog post Has anyone done the "spring fling" in Northville Michigan?
"And at $300 both fee, it is at the high end of what I want to pay. But being that I would have to set up on Thursday and then sell Friday and Saturday, it basically makes it a 3 day event which is not going to work for me. Sorry I don't have…"
Jan 2, 2016
Derek Voigt commented on Barbara Pitorak Bloom's blog post Has anyone done the "spring fling" in Northville Michigan?
"I need to do more shows, this could be one maybe. I noticed the comment "The Spring Fling is a high quality art and handcrafted show however not a fine art show; median priced items sell best.". What do you suppose "median"…"
Jan 1, 2016
Derek Voigt commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Call for Artists: Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the original
"That is a great link, thanks"
Jan 8, 2015
Derek Voigt commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Call for Artists: Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, the original
"I would love to try this show out, but the booth fee makes it out of reach for a part timer like me. I've also heard in recent years that this show has "sold out" to the corporate sponsers. I have never been, just what I heard"
Jan 7, 2015
Derek Voigt commented on Scott Pakulski's blog post Holiday Art Fair
"Sounds like a great show. Wish I knew about it! TV exposure couldn't hurt either. I just did a show for Gleaners last night, I'm slowly getting into this show scene... Keep it up!"
Nov 21, 2014
Derek Voigt commented on Connie Mettler's blog post Promoting Your Work, Part I - the Business Card
"Here is my business card.  Mine were not all that cheap because they as made out of actual wood, birdseye maple.  I spent extra on my cards because I tried to have it reflect my love of natural wood and better promote the level of…"
Aug 6, 2014

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At 6:30pm on January 24, 2011, Connie Mettler said…

Welcome to ArtFairInsiders.com, Derek.  I'm pleased to see you here and look forward to having you as part of our community.

When you have a chance, please stop by the "Discussions" area to introduce yourself to the rest of us.  We all look forward to your participation here.  Also visit the "member map" and add your location.  We have a lot to offer one another, experienced and newbie alike.  Let's make this a dynamic site!

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At 12:19am on January 25, 2011, Caroline Kwas said…
Great work!  Go for it!
At 1:59pm on April 15, 2011, ROSSELLO DAMIANO gave Derek Voigt a gift
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