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Video from One of a Kind Show in Chicago - December 2011

I attended the OOAK show in December and took some video, actually my friend Jacki Bilsborrow, took the video with my new iPhone. It has taken me forever to get it posted here, but I know lots of artists have questions about this show so here it is.

The technical challenges for me have been not nearly as much fun as most of the work I do around the art fair business. But they say you don't get paid for the stuff that is easy, they pay you for the hard stuff. This video is very amateurish and I only offer it here for background and for reference if you are considering being a part of this show.

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Comment by Virginia Dauth on March 23, 2012 at 1:43pm

Connie, Great job on the video. Gives one a good sense of how the show is laid out. I did Art Expo in NYC one year but went to it first the year before to see if it would work for me. This was the best thing next to being there in person. Thanks for your efforts and sharing. I would like to get some more info from anyone who did  this show last year.

Comment by Connie Mettler on March 23, 2012 at 10:49am

The displays went from very plain to drop dead gorgeous. Here is another link to see how the show looked:

If you are interested in participating in this show there is a lot of commentary about it on the site that goes back several years. Use the search box. You'll be amazed at all you will learn that will help you make a decision "to do or not to do".

Comment by Susan Parry on March 23, 2012 at 10:32am

Thank you, Connie. I was very interested in seeing the sets and layout. For me, it had the feel of cubicles.

Comment by Annette Piper on March 21, 2012 at 6:34pm

Loved it Connie - feel like I was wandering the halls with you!  Thank you :)

Comment by Kathleen Taylor on March 21, 2012 at 5:21pm

Interesting to see this type of show with the booth set up and everything indoors. Thank you for sharing!

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