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Michael Stephens
  • Male
  • Edinburg, PA
  • United States
  • Art Jewelry
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Your Medium
Art Jewelry
Years in the Art Fair Business
4
First show ever
A Fair in the Park in Pittsburgh
What is your website?
http://silverandbold.com
What are the best things about art fairs
You get to market your own work and interact with the customers personnaly.
Best show ever and why
Two best shows:
Northern Virginia Art Festival in Reston, VA. One of the best shows in the nation and our highest gross sales ever.
Art, Beats, and Eats: The venue is great, customers galore, and one of the best staffs around. This one we love.
Worst show ever and why
I just finished it (march 2009): Sarasota, FL. This was the first year for the show and the promoters were not able to get the customers there. I doubt if 500 people attended. I had my first zero sales day and ended with a gross sales of $60.00.
My second worst show would be the Sugar Loaf Shows on the east coast. Although they work for many artists, my jewelry doesn't seem to appeal to this demographic. After 7 shows in the winter of 07, I ended up with a net profit of about $400.00.
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Michael Stephens's Blog

ARTS, BEATS AND EATS

Posted on September 24, 2010 at 5:27am 3 Comments

MOVE OVER ANN ARBOR, MOVE OVER CHERRY CREEK, MOVE OVER PLAZA, MOVE OVER COCONUT GROVE -- THE REAL SHERIFF -- ARTS, BEATS AND EATS IS BACK IN TOWN!



Wow is one of the few words that can describe the 2010 ABE show. This one was the show to be in for the 2010 season. The show at the Pontiac site had been slipping for the last several years due to who knows what factors -- certainly not the work and efforts of the directors and staff -- they are… Continue

Ann Arbor

Posted on July 28, 2010 at 8:48am 6 Comments

Ann Arbor was good to us once again and if not for the rain on Friday would have been even better....sales are low to mid level items, but we take what we get and are grateful.,...We see lots of old friends from the road and that is always a comfort. We have thought about trying a different show on that weekend, but there aren't really any good shows and Ann Arbor continues to produce adequate revenue for us even in the "down" economy...Who knows why? So we will be back again next year if we… Continue

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