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First-timer - need opinions on tents & weather

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lydia House Mar 29. 19 Replies

Hi there - I am going to be doing my first festivals/booths this summer and have been doing research on tents and finding it rather daunting.  Obviously, I would love a trimline or showoff tent, but…Continue

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Lydia House replied to Lori Welch's discussion First-timer - need opinions on tents & weather
"Can confirm the quality of Abccanopy! I used this last year and it withstood quite a bit of rain!"
Mar 29
Connie Mettler left a comment for Lori Welch
"Welcome to Art Fair Insiders, Lori. We’re so glad you joined us. I hope you’ll find the site helpful and that you’ll share your ideas and experiences, ask questions and join the discussions. The site is only as good as the members…"
Mar 27
Kathleen V. Smith replied to Lori Welch's discussion First-timer - need opinions on tents & weather
"We are looking forward to getting one! We have the staybars already & sure we can use them, but never heard of a pop-up until this one. We love our Ezup shade  especially when for setting up in the rain!  I always suggest if you have…"
Mar 26
Cleveland G Bowers replied to Lori Welch's discussion First-timer - need opinions on tents & weather
"I have a fully waterproof Light dome canopy with 2 awnings, stabilizers, and clear front wall for $800. It has been used only 6 times. Giles Bowers 912 663 3300 gilesbowets@gmail.com"
Mar 25
Cleveland G Bowers replied to Lori Welch's discussion First-timer - need opinions on tents & weather
"Windows have a fully waterproof might come canopy for sale for $800 with awnings and stabilizers a a clear from wall. Giles Bowers 9126633300."
Mar 25
Ellen Paquette replied to Lori Welch's discussion First-timer - need opinions on tents & weather
"I highly recommend Abccanopy for a well made waterproof tent. The frame is unusually sturdy (way better than the flimsy EZUp frames) and the design makes it easy for one person to put it up. I went through a few intense rain storms last year and the…"
Mar 25
Brooke Connor replied to Lori Welch's discussion First-timer - need opinions on tents & weather
"Hi Lori, It looks like you are getting good advice for your tent in Colorado weather. I see that you are from Arvada - so I wanted to reach out to you just in case you don't have your setup yet. I don't have a tent, but I do have the rest…"
Mar 23
Lori Welch replied to Kathleen Gaffey's discussion Flourish Trimline for sale with Black Soft Walls - Aspen,CO
"Great - just trying to figure out logistics as we have tickets for a local event on Monday and a funeral on Wednesday.  Will let you know when I can head over.  Thanks!"
Mar 23
Richard L. Sherer replied to Lori Welch's discussion First-timer - need opinions on tents & weather
"I am also a Colorado artist and was concerned about protecting my leather inventory with my tent. Three things you have to consider when exhibiting in Colorado mountain areas are: sustained winds of up to 40 mph, stronger gusts, and micro bursts;…"
Mar 23
Sonja Jones replied to Lori Welch's discussion First-timer - need opinions on tents & weather
"This will only be my second year showing, but I have had good luck so far with my EZ up tent package.  I have it paired with the Flourish mesh walls, so I also have the stabilizer bars.  That, along with tent weights have served me well so…"
Mar 23
Larry Sohn replied to Lori Welch's discussion First-timer - need opinions on tents & weather
""303 Marine / Recreational Fabric Guard"  It is made or distributed by: Golden Eagle Co. 4400 S. Kildare, Chicago, IL 60632 (800) 367-3245 www.303products.com upc: 0 82043 00616 4  for the 16oz size Search your local Home Depot,…"
Mar 23
Jeff Wise replied to Lori Welch's discussion First-timer - need opinions on tents & weather
"Lary, What water-proofer did they suggest.  We have that tent and love it."
Mar 23
Larry Sohn replied to Lori Welch's discussion First-timer - need opinions on tents & weather
"I have used my Undercover R-2 pop-up tents many times in very bad weather. I have been at shows where many other tents succumbed to the elements and mine stood strong, with no leaks. The only things I am aware of, that I do different than some…"
Mar 22
Lori Welch replied to Kathleen Gaffey's discussion Flourish Trimline for sale with Black Soft Walls - Aspen,CO
"Hi Kathleen - Would you take $1000 cash for the whole set up?  I can drive to Aspen this weekend (or whenever is convenient for you). Thanks so much and have a wonderful day! Lori"
Mar 22
Judy Christian replied to Lori Welch's discussion First-timer - need opinions on tents & weather
"I have always used a KD Majestic and have been satisfied with it.  Weighted down well and drilled into the pavement/ground whenever possible. The top had a leak at the point about 7 years ago, which I sewed and duck taped, still holding, no…"
Mar 22
Kathleen Gaffey replied to Lori Welch's discussion First-timer - need opinions on tents & weather
"Hi, I am selling a nice Flourish tent on this website. I have it priced with the soft walls, but I can sell them separately. The tent, however is in Aspen. This is the link to the tent. Thanks…"
Mar 22

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Oil, Photography
Years in the Art Fair Business
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First show ever
Haven't had one yet...but planning on setting up a booth at: Crested Butte Farmer's Market, Bike Week and Gunnison Growler race
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http://www.lorijwelch.com
What are the best things about art fairs
seeing other people's art
Best show ever and why
Crested Butte Arts Festival -- the location
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google search on art show tents
What is one fun fact about yourself?
I love to mountain bike

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At 9:42pm on March 27, 2019, Connie Mettler said…

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