Call for Artists, Making Money at Juried Art Fairs, Craft Shows and Festivals
Don Hyson has not received any gifts yet
I attended this art fair for the first time this past weekend, September 16-17, 2017. The traffic was excellent on Saturday and I did really well in terms of sales. Traffic and sales were down for me on Sunday but all in all a good show...a little over $1000 for the weekend. Met many nice people and was set up next to a photographer from Aurora, IL. Dave Barnes and his wife Donna are very nice and made the weekend more fun. I bought a photograph on canvas from Dave...picture of four…Continue
This is a one day show the Sunday before Labor Day from 10-5:00. I did this show last year and had almost $1100 in sales; did the show again this year and had almost $1000 in sales. The show had only 30 vendors so sales of this magnitude seems very good to me. Maybe my art fits well with the clientele. I recommend this venue for other artists in the area. The booth fee is only $65 if entry is early. The show is also juried.
Weather was great for this fair. Fairly steady crowd but not a huge number of lookers/buyers. For me, a woodturner, the show was disappointing considering the distance traveled and the $300 set up fee. I did about $260-280 in sales each day. The one highlight was that I won a 2nd place ribbon and $150. This was a first for me.
I attended three Chicago area shows this season...an experiment. Given the set up fees and amount of sales among the shows, I will not likely risk…Continue