Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
1. Beautiful show, great work, great presentation, great food, great looking crowd,
in a sophisticated area (DC). Perfect. Show committee did a wonderful job here. Everything was great.
2. Sales. Not.
The customers that I had all told me the same thing---they WALKED from their condo to the show!
This show was too good to not be visited by people from the greater DC area- where were they?
For a $500 booth fee, $50 jury fee, hotel costs, etc, for a beautiful show in a densely populated area- where was everyone? Other shows draw customers from a distance, easily. I am used to seeing customers at shows who drove 1-2-hours to get there.
Exhibiting artists were from several states. The work was tops. For all of the energy that went into presenting this show, what happened to getting the attendance?