Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
From my mailbox:
Hi Connie, I watched several of your videos of A2 Art Fair. Total newcomer to art fairs with my paintings, I've now done all of 2 art fairs here in Mi, where I live showing my ceramics. (Royal oak clay and glass and Palmer park. )
I am a little scared now...I was too inexperienced to be scared for these last two but have now seen what must have been record high temps this last Sat and record cold for May a few weeks back. I have visited Ann Arbor art fairs and lived in Ann Arbor but this is my first time exhibiting my paintings at any art fair, and my third art fair of any kind. I enjoyed your videos and felt I got a different perspective on what to expect.
I have so many questions I am not sure where to begin so I'll ask a nuts and bolts one that's been of concern.
- I have a lot of lg paintings, 6'x 39" and I realize I should probably not use up all of my booth space with pieces too big for most people.
- I'm not sure at all about pricing but that's another question.
- This one is about how much "behind the booth" space I'll have and how many of these pieces I can put in reserve there. I'm not expecting a whole lot of sales but I would really like to have some extras to fill holes, or try a different one in a spot that isn't getting a lot of attention. What do people do?
- for those of you who have done Ann Arbor, what is the single most important thing you would tell a first timer?
(I haven't missed the Ann Arbor Art Fairs since 1978, so I have a bunch of videos. Click on that video link up above.)