Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
What a joke, I think they should name the show something else, not the Great Fair I did this show in the early 90's and then it was a Great Fair. The work was real good and no buy/sell. I knew artists that did wonderful sculptural pieces, paintings, and fine jewelry work, but where have they gone. The artists I knew 20 years ago are no longer doing this show. And this show has evolved into mostly buy/sell. It is a shame. And then the landscape is changing do to progress. Used to park my van behind my booth, not any longer. The land has a hotel, assisted living facility, and coming soon retail/apartments. So unable to park behind the booth. it is called progress. The bathrooms were plentiful, and clean, Security was excellent. I remember when the streets were so crowded with buyers one could hardly walk. Now seems rather empty, People just out for a stroll not looking sideways at the art but straight ahead at their cellphones (leave the phone at home) And no I do not have a smart phone. Setup was horrific, as was teardown, it was a free for all. I figure after 30 years they would have figured something out. Did talk to quite a few artists who are NOT coming back. I would like to know why they had a direct tv booth, kitchen knife booth, windows for your home, where is the art in that, One can tell by this review that I WILL NOT BE BACK. The best part of this fair were the people I met and stayed with.