Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Deerfield Beach is located just south of Boca Raton. It was held on January 30 & 31. The show has been around a long time and has moved several times in an attempt to find an audience. It is now held right on the street along the beach running for 3 or 4 blocks. Saturday was a beautiful day and the beach-goers were out in large numbers. Many in swimsuits and flip-flops. Wallets were left behind. I covered expenses but overheard my neighbor (selling lotions) say she had her best Saturday in 5 years. This show is juried, but it is hard to tell when you walk the show. Almost anything goes. I'm sure there is a lot of buy/sell, but no one seems to care. The show has booths set up along each curb leaving room for one lane down the center. I arrived late on Friday afternoon for set up and found most tents already there. I was able to pull up to my space and unload easily. Load-out was more of a problem and they made us tear down completely before driving in. Sunday dawned with a solid overcast and a cool wind off the ocean. It stayed that way the whole day and got colder as the day progressed. But, sales improved! No swim ware, no flip-flops and many more serious buyers. I almost doubled Saturday's take. It was a pleasant surprise and logs-in as my best show of the year so far. I will consider it again next year.