CRAFTS IN HE MEADOW 2017
October 21st and 22nd
10-5pm both days
Don't miss out on your chance at buying original artwork! All abstract paintings of many sizes will all be for sale.
Prices range from 15$-375$ and are priced as marked.
Love the style but it's not quiet the right fit?
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2017 Show Review
I would like to take a minute to go back over last years shows and give a brief synopsis on what I thought was a success and what failed. In 2016 I graduated in May and only participated in one Fine arts fair, Crafts in the Meadow 2016. In 2017 I decided to sign up for a total of three shows, still taking things slow I didn't want to sign up for too many shows for fear of putting out more than I would be making. So I did better research and carefully picked my three shows. One of which has yet to be completed, as shown above. So how did the first to go and what are my plans for the 2018 year.
Peddlers Village Bluegrass and Blueberries
I am certain I already made a fuss about this show previously but I will go into it a bit here as well. This was not a show I care to do again. It all started with day one when I went to set up and they re-arranged the layout of the vendors. Thinking it was "a better flow" I soon realized the coordinator obviously didn't get what that meant. The new set up actually hurt business for the six of us he moved. We were out set to the edges in an odd corner set up. The entire two days where full of slow foot traffic and confused patrons not knowing where to find us. The local business's were not even told where we were. I had countless friends and family members who said when inside the village and asked where to find the artisans most people had no idea. To top it off they had 0 overnight security which means that all the art had to be removed and re-set both days. When I choose to pay for a booth I expect: good set up spot, some advertising on their part, overnight security, and be around and available to help resolve things when needed. I am not sure where my money went for this show but I sure wont give them my money again. Over all the weekend was great weather but bad service, bad attendance and low sales. This is to be expected when testing new show locations, you wont always get the right fit the first time.
Mount Gretna Outdoor Art Festival
This show was interesting. I applied to this show as an emerging artist so when accepted I didn't have to pay. Which was great because I had never been to this location before. I have heard great things about this show overall so was very excited. I got in and went to the show with high hopes. I had a great location and there was tons of traffic. Weather was perfect and people where walking around with items that they had bought which is always a great sign. However I did decent, but not decent enough to go back and pay for a booth. I walked a bit after day two and tried to get an overall estimate on how well my fellow artist where doing. To an odd shock, It was a 50 - 50 split. Half f the artist did great and half did just enough. Luckily no one (except for maybe one I spoke to) came under in sales. It was a great show and one day I will try it again but I am not sure If I will go back next year, just didn't quiet make my cut.
So far my best show has still been the 2016 Crafts in the Meadow, which is why I am very ready to go back this year! I dud very well here and can't wait to take it on again, hopefully this one comes out above the rest. If not I ill have to seriously take a look at what went wrong this year and possibly make some changes. I have been also focused on applying to some art shows this year to keep putting my work out there. I am now most focused on launching my Patreon page. You will have to stay tuned for that however because I do not want to share too much before the big reveal.