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Benefits of upgrading from an EZUP to Trimline?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Little Nov 29, 2017. 15 Replies

Every year it seems my EZUP booth gets smaller and smaller. Or do other Artist's booths just get larger and larger? For awhile now, I've been considering the bump from an EZUP to a Trimline. As we…Continue

Showcase Events? - Denver & SLC Christmas Shows

Started Jul 28, 2016 0 Replies

Looking for any input on Showcase Events and these two shows. I have spoken with one of the reps and they seem professional and on their game. Just looking for any real world results from any who may…Continue

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Greg Little replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Benefits of upgrading from an EZUP to Trimline?
"I have never owned an EZ-Up tent but I do own a top of the line pop-up tent and also a Trimline. The pop up has a tight vinyl top that will not puddle water, extra solid framework and also has vinyl sides. As others have said...the most important…"
Nov 29, 2017
Barry Shandler replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Benefits of upgrading from an EZUP to Trimline?
"I doubt that the canopy type or brand  has an influence on sales.   I do think having a carpet has a big influence. Walking on to a carpet when entering a booth gives a classy feeling over walking on concrete or grass.  The…"
Nov 28, 2017
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Benefits of upgrading from an EZUP to Trimline?
"The reason I mentioned the awards as I did is because they were given to an artist in an Easy Up."
Nov 28, 2017
Barrie Lynn Bryant replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Benefits of upgrading from an EZUP to Trimline?
"I was in Tallahassee for Chain of Parks the year a tornado passed just south of town at 5:15. That was 15 minutes after the show had closed. I was still in my Easy Up tent with some other folks who jumped in our booth to dodge the torrential rain.…"
Nov 28, 2017
Larry Sohn replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Benefits of upgrading from an EZUP to Trimline?
"Should we be delving into the discussion of whether the customer perceives a professional looking booth or one that looks more modest and humble as influence on whether or not they purchase from the artist. Might some see the humble booth as…"
Nov 28, 2017
Joey Welsh replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Benefits of upgrading from an EZUP to Trimline?
"That is why I started this discussion. I do believe the ambience of a Trimline can boost sales. I just don't have any hard data to backup the claim. "
Nov 28, 2017
Joey Welsh replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Benefits of upgrading from an EZUP to Trimline?
"I would say besides the expense of a new tent, laziness is another factor in why I have kept the EZ for so long. It is quick to setup and tear down. I do all my shows solo, so the hassle of setting up a Trimline is a consideration, but I'm also…"
Nov 28, 2017
Barry Bernstein replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Benefits of upgrading from an EZUP to Trimline?
"I've never talked about this. Part of me believes that we sell better with a Trimline or a Craft Hut because there is a psychological advantage to having a tent that sets up higher, especially with the curved dome top. I think subconsciously…"
Nov 28, 2017
Larry Sohn replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Benefits of upgrading from an EZUP to Trimline?
"I agree with what has been said here. I have multiple tents and types. My "EZup" Style is an "Undercover." I have the R-2 & R-3 professional. It is great. It has been in shows where the weather became brutal. 5 tents went…"
Nov 27, 2017
Barry Shandler replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Benefits of upgrading from an EZUP to Trimline?
"You cant go wrong with a Trimline.  I have personally gone in the opposite direction. I retired Light Dome after some 25 years and got an EZ UP ( EuroMax).   I'm now doing shows my self after 35 years.  It is way to…"
Nov 27, 2017
Joey Welsh replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Benefits of upgrading from an EZUP to Trimline?
"Yes. The EZ is a gamble in bad weather. Fortunately I never had any issues, with proper weights and also hooking my entire propanel setup to the tent, it was pretty stable. I got hit pretty hard with bad weather in Omaha one year, to my delight the…"
Nov 27, 2017
Barry Bernstein replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Benefits of upgrading from an EZUP to Trimline?
"The biggest problem with an EZ up canopy is the stress that I felt every time a strong wind or storm came through, thinking that it would blow the tent over. A couple of times I was inside my booth holding on a praying. Once I got out of bed and ran…"
Nov 26, 2017
Larry Berman replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Benefits of upgrading from an EZUP to Trimline?
"Columbus and Des Moines do and I heard artists were rejected from one of the west coast shows but I forgot which show it was. It's the shows that don't tell you but reject you that are more of a problem.Larry Berman"
Nov 25, 2017
Joey Welsh replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Benefits of upgrading from an EZUP to Trimline?
"I have wondered about that. For the shows that disregard artists with EZUPs, do they ever disclose that they won't allow EZUP booths into the show?"
Nov 25, 2017
Larry Berman replied to Joey Welsh's discussion Benefits of upgrading from an EZUP to Trimline?
"Maybe not so much in sales depending on your work, but it will enable you to apply to and possibly get into better shows that don't allow pop up tents.Larry Bermanhttp://BermanGraphics.com412-401-8100"
Nov 25, 2017
Joey Welsh posted a discussion

Benefits of upgrading from an EZUP to Trimline?

Every year it seems my EZUP booth gets smaller and smaller. Or do other Artist's booths just get larger and larger? For awhile now, I've been considering the bump from an EZUP to a Trimline. As we all know, it's cheaper to expand upward over outward. I have reached that point where my body of work is bigger than my EZ setup can accommodate. Moving to the Trimline would allow me to use my Propanel extenders and display a number of more pieces at outdoor shows. I use the extenders at indoors…See More
Nov 25, 2017

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Your Medium
Digital Art
Years in the Art Fair Business
12
First show ever
Newbury Park Art Show
What is your website?
http://gekkards.com
What are the best things about art fairs
Making a living from my work. Meeting new people. Creative inspiration.
Best show ever and why
Rio Grande Spring Show 2004. It was my first year going at it as a full-time artist. My first showing here and I remember returning from the bathroom on the first day to find my booth absolutely packed. It was a great feeling. It made me feel like I had a future in the art world.
Worst show ever and why
"Mudfest" as most artist called it that weekend. It was the Thunderbird Artist Chocolate Fest 2005 in Scottsdale, AZ. It rained so much that spring and especially on the Friday the show started. Most customers, literally, had to ruin their shoes in the mud to walk the show. I made $152.
Who referred you to ArtFairInsiders.com? Please be specific.
Facebook suggestion.

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At 12:22pm on July 9, 2013, Connie Mettler said…

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