Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
My husband and i have been doing art fairs for 4 years now, and always try to be carefully strategic as to where to put our check out counter and cash area to ensure it is accessible only to us. And until yesterday it was a great strategy. Neither of us are certain how, but believe that it was toward the last minutes of the show that someone got in and took all of our $20 bills from below the till. i am certain this was while i was distracted to the front of the tent by one customer, and my husband was pulling the vehicle up behind to begin the load out. I shared our story with some of my friends who are fellow artists, and have had a variety of responses for how they handle cash. The majority have indicated either an apron, fanny pack or some sort of bag that fits snug to the body. I would love to hear your thoughts on how you handle cash. I feel like such an idiot that i must have left up my guard for just a moment or two. The only other explanation is that my neighbor has light fingers... because i expected her to be at the back of her booth, and thought nothing of seeing her close by.