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Great Lakes Art Fair, April 6-7, 2019

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Doane Apr 10. 6 Replies

The load in/out is pretty great. Drive directly into building and unload at, or very near, your spot. Load out was fine, just a lot of cars and obstacles to drive around as usual. The booth spaces…Continue

Flourish mesh walls for sale

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Doane Mar 8. 1 Reply

I have 3 full panels, and 1 convertible door panel for sale.All four are 7ft, white mesh panels from Flourish. These panels have the connectors for the Trimline tents.All of them are in good…Continue

Feedback on my new booth?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Karl Wertanen Feb 14. 2 Replies

I've got a new booth setup for this year and just wanted to see if there were thoughts on the booth, and the photo itself?Continue

10x20 tent worth it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Robert Wallis Nov 25, 2018. 3 Replies

Has anyone made the jump from a 10x10 to a 10x20 tent? Has it turned out to be worth it?I've heard a few people say their sales go up when they go bigger, but I'm also thinking about the added hassle…Continue

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Chris Doane replied to Chris Doane's discussion Great Lakes Art Fair, April 6-7, 2019
"The one artist I talked to who did well was jewelry also."
Apr 10
Donna Dreyer replied to Chris Doane's discussion Great Lakes Art Fair, April 6-7, 2019
"My husband is a woodturner. He makes hand turned pens, bowls and peppermills. I'm not sure how the other "Wood" booths did. The painters around us all said they didn't do well. The Jewelry booths near us all had a steady stream…"
Apr 10
Chris Doane replied to Chris Doane's discussion Great Lakes Art Fair, April 6-7, 2019
"What's your medium?"
Apr 9
Donna Dreyer replied to Chris Doane's discussion Great Lakes Art Fair, April 6-7, 2019
"This was the 2nd year that my husband and I did this show.  After reasonably good sales last year, even with an ice storm that weekend, we were looking forward to this show.  I have to agree that the amount of customers was down, it was…"
Apr 9
Chris Doane replied to Chris Doane's discussion Great Lakes Art Fair, April 6-7, 2019
"The parking thing was weird because the website for the show said free parking. There were other events going on at the complex and they were trying to charge for parking for the other events I guess. I live in Novi and the only marketing I ever saw…"
Apr 8
Ross C Berg replied to Chris Doane's discussion Great Lakes Art Fair, April 6-7, 2019
"I agree that this show has some major problems. I don’t mean any disrespect to the people who put in all the hard work to make thos show happen. But they are at fault for some major issues: having a blacksmith demonstrate in a small indoor…"
Apr 8
Chris Doane posted a discussion

Great Lakes Art Fair, April 6-7, 2019

The load in/out is pretty great. Drive directly into building and unload at, or very near, your spot. Load out was fine, just a lot of cars and obstacles to drive around as usual. The booth spaces have lots of storage behind them and power is included. $30 app fee and booth fees were $400 (single) $600 (double) $700 (triple) $50 (corner fee)That said, it goes downhill from there. There were people selling gutters, windows, bathroom remodeling, AT&T cable, shoe insoles, dog food, cruises,…See More
Apr 8
Chris Doane replied to Chris Doane's discussion Flourish mesh walls for sale
"Sold."
Mar 8
Chris Doane posted a discussion

Flourish mesh walls for sale

I have 3 full panels, and 1 convertible door panel for sale.All four are 7ft, white mesh panels from Flourish. These panels have the connectors for the Trimline tents.All of them are in good condition and may just need a hosing off.I also have the carrying bag for the whole set. Does not include stabars.Panels are located in Metro Detroit/Ann Arbor area.$100/eachSee More
Mar 7
Karl Wertanen replied to Chris Doane's discussion Feedback on my new booth?
"I’m Not sure why my comments aren’t sticking. Is anybody seeing this? It doesn’t show my response on my end."
Feb 14
Chris Doane replied to Chris Doane's discussion Feedback on my new booth?
Jan 16
Chris Doane posted a discussion

Feedback on my new booth?

I've got a new booth setup for this year and just wanted to see if there were thoughts on the booth, and the photo itself?See More
Jan 16
Chris Doane replied to Chris Doane's discussion Review of new booth
"Image uploading doesn't seem to be working at the moment, so the photo is here: https://www.riverrunimages.com/Booth/n-WtB3Nx/i-W3HRt9X/A"
Jan 12
Chris Doane replied to Chris Doane's discussion Review of new booth
"Something seems to be wrong with the image uploading right now.."
Jan 12
Chris Doane replied to Chris Doane's discussion Review of new booth
"It would probably help if the photo was actually attached..."
Jan 12

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At 11:13am on March 10, 2018, Christina L. Towell said…

Hi Chris,

Welcome fellow Michigander!  We're delighted to have you joining our community of artists and artisans and hope you'll find the site beneficial as you begin this new chapter.  Thanks and best of luck as you move forward.

At 5:58pm on March 14, 2018, Connie Mettler said…

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