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Derek Voigt
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  • Fraser, MI
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Growing social media following at shows

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Callaway May 16. 3 Replies

Does anyone have any tips or tricks on how to get visitors to your booth at live shows to follow you on Facebook or instagram? People will ask about my website, which I don’t use really to sell,…Continue

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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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Susan Callaway replied to Derek Voigt's discussion Growing social media following at shows
"Even with the best efforts, don't expect that everyone that you talk to will put you as their priority when they get home. Social media is a great way to have quick places to show your work, but it is so swamped with every kind of gimmick that…"
May 16
Nancy Wilder replied to Derek Voigt's discussion Going social media following at shows
"You might offer a little incentive such as “follow me on Facebook for special offers/exclusive deals” etc."
May 16
Derek Voigt replied to Derek Voigt's discussion Going social media following at shows
"That should be “growing” not “going” in the title too."
May 16
Derek Voigt posted a discussion

Going social media following at shows

Does anyone have any tips or tricks on how to get visitors to your booth at live shows to follow you on Facebook or instagram? People will ask about my website, which I don’t use really to sell, more of a product showcase. But I have links on my homepage to my socials and I tell people that is where they can see my most recent work and all. But I don’t see any real changes my engagements after live shows. What does everyone else do?See More
May 15
Derek Voigt replied to Christina M Plichta's discussion Belle Isle Anyone?
"Security seems good over night?"
May 15
Derek Voigt replied to Christina M Plichta's discussion Belle Isle Anyone?
"Following!"
May 2
Derek Voigt replied to Ross C Berg's discussion Great Lakes Art Fair is a scam
"I have thought about doing this show because of the time of year it runs, but the weekend interfere with my sons spring break. I could have worked it in this year, but just didn’t feel like it. I wonder how the show has been in past years?…"
Apr 8
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

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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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Connie Mettler

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At 12:19am on January 25, 2011, Caroline Kwas said…
Great work!  Go for it!
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