Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
So I had good sales at the Crosby Festival of the Arts (at the Toledo Botanical Garden) this year. I jumped my 2013 total by over two hundred dollars. But I overheard a lot of artists were down this year. The weather was mostly dry this weekend with a one minute passing shower on Sunday. But boy was it hot! Sweated the show out both Saturday and Sunday. Just standing in your booth, it was very warm and a constant sweat poured off my head and body in general.
Ah, art fairs in the Summertime. And a few visitors in my booth did sing "Everything is Awesome". Well, I did not earn a ribbon this year. But sales were much needed income for my two big July shows... Plymouth's Art in the Park and the Ann Arbor Summer Art Fair. Plus, I am still baffled why I did not get into Ludington's West Shore Art Fair this year. You would think with my two big July shows, Ludington would be a piece of cake.
But the focus of Crosby was the sales. I like Crosby. They feed you with an Artist's dinner on Friday and have breakfast for you on Saturday and Sunday. Snacks are out during the fair in the artist's lounge. And a family member is a volunteer there. I also like when they schedule your breaks for the day. They roam around the fair with a clipboard and ask you when you want to take a break. Being a one man show, this is great. The only fair that I know if that does this.
The cramped red section. Good thing I was not there...
My yellow section..
My blog post today... taken at the Toledo Botanical Garden