Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Most of you give the Artist’s prospective so I thought to share my experience as a Volunteer.
The Sausalito Art Festival is a major Fine Art Festival with 260 Artists from 41 States and 12 Countries. Booth fees are $1500-$3000, canopy included. Entrance fees: $30-General and $100-VIP.
Sausalito and its surroundings have an upscale demographic and that reflected in the Artwork quality, price and Patrons spending. I overheard a Lady jokingly negotiating a necklace down to “9.99” – it was a $1000 necklace that she just purchased.
They had over a thousand Volunteers. I was stationed at one of the exists for security and to send people off with a smile. Before and after my shift I walked around and visited most of the Booths.
This was a high-end Festival but what I learned can be applied to any Art Festival:
Art Festivals are great and you Artists are awesome. It is always a pleasure to be surrounded by so much creativity.