Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Belleville, IL, hosts one of the finest art shows in the country, the Art Fair in the Square. Seems like they are out there prepping their audience all year. Here's an article from the etiquette writer of the Belleville News-Democrat, Dianne Isbell, including such ideas as:
(Disclaimer -- she calls the exhibitors vendors, not artists -- still this all applies)
1. Do not take pictures
2. Ask permission first and ask for assistance as necessary if you want to try on something
3. Do not eat food of any kind in a vendor’s area
4. Do not place a stroller in a position that blocks other potential customers from viewing the vendors’ products.
5. MY FAVORITE: Do not demean a vendor by attempting to haggle with them regarding the price of an item you wish to purchase.
6. Many, many more ...