Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
When you are the crown jewel of all the shows put on by one promoter, you expect to see great things.
Sadly, that was not the case at this year's Port Clinton show. The art at this show is usually good and that was the case this year, for the most part, but there was art that would not have gotten in, in past years and there was nothing that was spectacular or must have.
The crowds arrived early but I didn't notice a lot of packages being carried. There was no energy at any of the booths, totally different than what I felt at Morning Glory earlier in the month. The food was much better than the usual festival because this show is combined with Taste of Highland Park. It provides a pleasant break as this is a large show and it gives you a chance to enjoy some decent food, good music and figure out what you want to go back and buy.
I spoke with a lot of artists who said they would not be back next year. The sales did not justify the high expenses of doing this show.
You hear of artists who zeroed at a show. Unless you count the food I bought, I bought nothing at this show. I can't remember the last time that happened, especially with a show that is supposed to be one of the best in the nation.