The best art fairs work very hard to attract publicity. They may ask you for a bio ahead of time, they may have talked to you ahead of time ... busy as we all are, taking time to work with the event is the best way we can repay the festivals working hard to be a success. This popped up on my Facebook feed the other day and I want to share it with you. The artist is painter Julia Gilmore being interviewed at the Bayou City Art Festival in Houston, March 19-20, 2022.
Yes, we're always happy to have the media show up in our booth and we make them welcome, but Julia knocks it out of the park. She lets the interviewer know she is thrilled to be in Houston, thrilled with the event and loves the art fair life. Why am I sharing it with you? Because this is an excellent example of how you can partner with the festival you are participating in. You may not be totally happy, you might be exhausted, your sales might suck ... do you tell this to the press?
You spent all that money and time to be at that particular art fair -- this is the time to knock it out of the park. Let the festival know you are so happy to be there ... be their partner at bringing people to the show.
When was the last time you had a chance to be featured like this?