"I can only speak to the Court section of the show. It also has its terrain issues on the sidewalk side of the show. Also, first time artist traditionally are located inside the court area which can be a real mess if it rains. I strongly…"
"I think it’s safe to assume that all of us in this industry are battling the same issues you have expressed. Should we apply to a show scheduled to take place in the Fall? Would we do a show in the upcoming months? Will anyone come to a show?…"
"Oscar, It takes a great mind, like Al’s to remove some of the noise from the discourse of your post. And as he so aptly pointed out, some misinterpretation of your thoughts. Although I do not have the same intellectual acumen, professional…"
I don't know your immediate financial situation, but you might want to consider asking the director if instead of a 50% refund if they would consider your 2020 booth fees as a guaranteed "reservation" for the 2021…"
"Regarding Northern Virginia Fine Art Festival in Reston Virginia. This is an edited portion of the email sent by the director:
The safety and success of our artists and anyone who is a part of our Festival experience is our top priority. In light of…"
"I just received a cancellation of my room at the Hyatt in Reston Virginia which I did NOT initiate. When I called the Hyatt, they told me that the event (Northern Virginia Fine Art Festival) has been cancelled. I have sent an email to the…"
"This in from AVA / 4 Bridges in Chattanooga.
postpone the 4 Bridges Arts Festival until September 3-5, 2020. As I noted in my second email last week, this is a Thursday-Saturday, which means the hours will be just slightly different, but we still…"
My name is Raoul, and I'm writing to you about a comment you left on Crosby Art Festival. You mention not wanting to be out in the sunny, (yeah, I can feel you on that) or off in what you describe as an "Island". …"
"Great report Brian. You hit all the major points.
Although I have done this show only twice (2018 and 2019) this year's sales were much different than last year's sales. What was a 5K show for me in 2018 turned into…"
"I want to thank you for answering my question of "why the change". I can appreciate your business decision. And if you are open to tweaking, here is a suggestion.
When in the applying to shows field, there is a "more event…"
"I'm not enamored with Zapps changes. I totally don't get the calendar. I would like to hear why they found it necessary to make the changes that they did.
However Mark, you can sort for show dates and show deadlines. Go to…"
"For me, defining buy/sell is pretty straight forward. The "purported artist" purchases the items and resells them under the guise of "being the artist". This is no more than smoke and mirror retail.
I take equal…"
"Kris, you have asked questions to which there are no definitive answers. Every artist, medium and show is different. You could sell well at a show one year and return the next to sell next to nothing. There is no predictable rhyme or reason to…"
"For what it's worth, I do not include tax in my pricing. However, when running a credit card I do make sure that the buyer understands/confirms the total they will see on their cc statement. In other words, I point out the tax I am…"
My name is Raoul, and I'm writing to you about a comment you left on Crosby Art Festival. You mention not wanting to be out in the sunny, (yeah, I can feel you on that) or off in what you describe as an "Island". May I ask you what your booth number was, and, perhaps, where these islands are located.
I'm thinking of doing this show and would appreciate any information that you could offer.
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Well, we're glad to have you, Jeri. I've always been attracted to weaving and had a belt loom back in the day...what kinds of things do you weave? Wraps, scarves, rugs? You should download (upload?) some photos to your site if you haven't already.
Welcome to Art Fair Insiders! As a fellow fiber artist, I'd love to know more about what you do...I'm a knitter/felter who makes women's hats and handbags, etc. This is a wonderful site for meeting other artists and learning about the Art Fair business. Thanks for joining us and best of luck to you.