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Trailer as a gallery?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Peter Grimord Aug 26. 17 Replies

I posted a different thread here last week about taking too much inventory to an art festival, and it turns I have been. So now I'm looking at purchasing a used 6x12 enclosed trailer and turning it…Continue

How much is too much inventory

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Wallace Aug 14. 5 Replies

Gotten all my best advice here, so this is what i am struggling with now: how much art is too much? I keep trying to figure out how to fit more inventory into a 10x10 space... is this just plain…Continue

Art in the Park

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Wallace Aug 11. 11 Replies

I'm doing this no matter what happens, but I thought I'd also get feedback from the smart people here (and Barry... please don't burn my idea down).Basic idea is free art. I already practice art…Continue

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New website critiques needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Franklin Piuck Jun 26. 4 Replies

I migrated to Wix built site (very easy), and so far all I have done is moved artwork onto it. I need to "build it out"... but I want to do it right the first time. I know I need to:1) write full…Continue

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Peter Grimord replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Trailer as a gallery?
"Ynon: Absolutely awesome!. I looked at your attached jpegs and your mobile gallery IS the future,....and no doubt cheaper than the horrible sum of show costs over a relatively short period. Good luck and keep the ideas flowing, this may be just the…"
Aug 26
Cindy Welch replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Trailer as a gallery?
"Uh, yes there IS a difference.  When I am in the booth on the street, I am not leaving the venue to go to an unknown location with a stranger.  "
Aug 25
Cindy Welch replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Trailer as a gallery?
"Sandra, this is exactly what I was trying to get across, especially after I saw some of the trailers.  It’d not the trailer, it’s going off the beaten path with a stranger."
Aug 25
Sandra J. Atkins-Moran replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Trailer as a gallery?
"The trailer itself is not the issue here.  I agree that many of your female buyers would be reluctant to traipse off to a parking lot with a strange man to look at art in a trailer.  I spent too many years doing shows solo to not be aware…"
Aug 25
Ynon Mabat replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Trailer as a gallery?
"I'm in total agreement with Peter, and I have a mobile gallery. And it's being used. By the way I participate in what are probably the best shows in the country and as long as the show is in a street I have not had any problems with the…"
Aug 25
Peter Grimord replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Trailer as a gallery?
"It's no creepier than spending $2500 on a painting or sculpture that is displayed on the street three yards form a storm sewer. "
Aug 22
Rick Wallace replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Trailer as a gallery?
"This is actually a fairly common thing, I won't even be the 50th person to do this. I'm not talking about a non-descript gray trailer with a single swaying lightbulb and black light posters inside. I'm talking about a custom painted…"
Aug 22
Richard L. Sherer replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Trailer as a gallery?
"Reminds me when living in Las Vegas in 1970’s. Not unusual for neighbor to come over and ask if you want a new TV. “Friend has a truck load”. Phone calls to business “want a case lot of shipping tape. got a truck load…"
Aug 22
Cindy Welch replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Trailer as a gallery?
"Yeah, seems creepy to me too. Kinda reminds me of those guys who hold open their trench coats or opens their trunk and says, "Man have I got a deal for you!  Just step this way.""
Aug 22
Rick Wallace replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Trailer as a gallery?
"I suspect that many of you go to art festivals where the parking area is more remote and maybe rustic. I'm in the city, so parking is most likely right next to the venue on a ciity street or even within the venue area (like a giant parking lot…"
Aug 21
Matt Gwinn replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Trailer as a gallery?
"Someone offering to take me to the parking lot to see their "art gallery" seems a little creepy to me. I also doubt any show would be cool with you selling stuff from the parking lot, even if you're a paying vendor. If you have too…"
Aug 21
Barry Shandler replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Trailer as a gallery?
"why not just buy a van and also arrange your pro panels so that you have a storage area"
Aug 21
Tony burns replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Trailer as a gallery?
"Curious -why not just get a decent used Full size Van -like an econoline 1/2 or 3/4 ton I see Artists with stock parked near by - gettting stock and restocking. Brag books are nice as well - or possibly having an easier set up - like a display on…"
Aug 21
Peter Grimord replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Trailer as a gallery?
"Rick:  Ideas such as the one you present here are the future of survival on the street. The Street Show Circuit has evolved into an "industry" with all the attendant rigidity and silly red tape and rules. Thinking outside the cursed…"
Aug 20
Greg Little replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Trailer as a gallery?
"A 6x12 trailer would also be difficult if you use it in the show with a 10x10 space. It might require a double space and at some shows it might be difficult to maneuver in to place. Some shows might also have a problem if you have someone else…"
Aug 19
Cindy Welch replied to Rick Wallace's discussion Trailer as a gallery?
"If I were a customer, I am not sure I'd want to trek to a trailer which could easily be quarter to half mile away.  Then the return trip.  Physical ability has nothing to do with it.  For one thing, as a female, possibly…"
Aug 19

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May 12, 2018
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took a 30 break from handdrawn artwork, what a waste

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At 8:54am on May 9, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

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