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Geoff Coe's Blog – February 2010 Archive (2)

"Crafts on the River" (a.k.a. "The Naples Alternative"), Feb. 19-21

Since I didn't apply to Naples National and a raft of expensive shows loomed in March, I decided that Fort Myers' downtown "Crafts on the River" would be a low-cost alternative. This non-juried, 3-day show had a booth fee of only $150, and is geared toward country craft artists and (easy, now!) buy/sell vendors. It's situated on the banks of the mighty Caloosahatchee River in downtown (or, as the Fort Myers powers-that-be are determined to call it: "The River District"). The event is an adjunct… Continue

Added by Geoff Coe on February 22, 2010 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Coconut Point, Estero FL Feb. 13-14

Finally, a show where I can honestly say I was too busy to walk around and talk with artists about how well they were doing (or not)!

Howard Alan is clearly targeting this show to be a new "flagship" show to replace his Naples 5th Avenue show, and from what I saw and experienced it just may do that in a few years. This was my strongest show of the year to date, and crowds were steady throughout the weekend. And except for the early morning hours each day, when it seemed customers… Continue

Added by Geoff Coe on February 15, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

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