Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
First of all the weather was perfect for this show after so many years of wind, and rain. The crowds were huge, and they seem to be buying. This year they had a lot of portopotties which was good. Three of the parks were filled with artists. Wilbur park where the fine arts was, was about 1/2 full, from other years, The biggest problem with this show is all the buy/sell. Someone a year ago who reviewed this show said it was walmartized, and were they ever right. There was a LOT of buy/sell. Had several customers who come every year ask me where the ART was. I guess they walked two of the parks and was wondering where the real art was. I was flanked by ceramics, so i knew of at least 5 booths that had real art done by the person in the booth doing it.
My neighbor across from me, left the show on Sat. night. Yeas there were bags in peoples hands. I heard also that parking was expensive $10.00 to park in someone's driveway and that Boulder city had parking for 10.00 and they would bus the people to the show. Years ago it was free then last year it was 4.00 so times have changed. The one good thing about the show is the prices of show, jury fee have not gone up (knock on wood)
Finally, yes i would go back, I seem to have a following of customers who look for me every year. And i did ok for that weekend.