Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
I have a couple of fairs this fall in the DC area on consecutive weekends. Instead of driving 5 hours each way for times, I am considering parking my van (loaded with my setup, minus my art) at the…Continue
I am doing my first show with late hours and electricity and need some recommendations on lighting. What is the best approach? I have a bar that will fit across the tent to hold lights. Are there…Continue
Well, it can't all be the fault of the weather - Saturday was really nice!
The Suncoast Arts Festival north of Tampa in Wesley Chapel on Jan 19-20 turned out to be a real dud for me.
First the Positives: The Sponsor is a non-profit and all proceeds go to support arts education. Lots of nice young volunteers. Drive up setup (see the negative column too). The show is in a fairly new 'Leisure Center' with a nice selection of stores - I was setup in front of J…Continue
Naples National was the second of my first two ever art fairs in florida. I have commented on Artigras on Nel's post.
My first impression as a first-timer is that Naples National is a very well organized show. It takes place in and along the edge of a park a block away from the business district. All artists were given check in times dependent on booth location. ranging from 7:30am to 5:30 pm or later. I set up in the morning, but when my husband and I strolled back after dinner…Continue
I want to procrastinate going back into my studio, so thought I would write about this years N VA Fine arts Festival in Reston VA this past weekend.
One of the most important things about any show is the WEATHER, especially here where I lost my tent to high winds two years ago. This year, it was PERFECT, sunny and cooler than Michigan, if you can believe it. I had loads of people thru my booth, and did well, but did not sell quite as well as the last time - had lots of…Continue
Hot, Hot, Hot! and Humid! It is coastal Maryland in June, but really! Traffic was light, very little advertising we could see ( we did see an ad in the local free paper) and $8 pp entry fees. The demographics in the area are very good, so it should have been a better attended show. Wine and local food tastings in the big cool tent where everyone hung out. Not a bad setup, but the staff was not to be found when a huge thunderstorm came thru at closing. They did learn from last year and…Continue