Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
This Show is held in a lovely trees park right in downtown Lexington. Always the third weekend in August.
Lexington is a thriving town. You have the University there. Then you have all the horse biz. They raise them, they race them there. Lot of dinero flowing the town.
Everywhere you look you see new apartments going up.
Not many shuttered stores.
The locals dress up for the show. This is not a Walmart crowd.
That said, this is not an easy show to sell high end at.
The whole weekend I saw less than a dozen large 2-d pieces go by my booth.
Of course I am at one of many entrances to the park.
I never sold anything over $150 this weekend, yet I had one of my best shows there.
I have onerous criticismdone this show more than ten times, this was the best.
Thisots is craft country so 3-d does well here.
All my neighbors were very happy. I had a potter to my left and a pastelist to my right. They both left rich and happy.
This Show is Run by a local art association. They do a great job.
Easy registration, mellow setup and takedown, nice food and water, lots of volunteers, plenty of storage room and an enthusiastic director.
These are the ingredients for a successful show.
Also this is the only really major art show for the town all year.
My only complaint is that this show is too large, about 200 exhibitors, for the population it serves.
The Show size is such that booths are laid out in meandering patterns thru the park.
Not everybody gets the full crowd because there is not a continuous flow to walk the show.
This more a Lowend crowd that buys, think $150 or less.
I saw only a few big pieces go out the entire show.
I had a record show but I never sold one piece over $150.