What to do before applying to shows like setting up as a business, research, and testing.
Choosing a tent that is right for you.
Selecting weights, signage, and ways to display your items.
How to set up a tent by yourself.
Working at the show and with customers.
A method to evaluate sales and compare shows.
Desire to sell arts, crafts, jewelry, clothing or food items at festivals and to grow your business.
Are your new to art and craft festivals, but are unsure where to start or what to buy? Learn from a working artist who does art festivals for a living what you need to buy for your tent and display, where to apply for shows, how to set up a tent by yourself, what you need to know about actually doing a show and selling your art or craft at art festivals, street fairs and events.
Who this course is for:
Any artistian who is new to selling at festivals.
8 sections • 24 lectures • 1h 7m total length
Setting Yourself Up as a Legal Business
Show Insurance and Accepting Credit Cards
Research Online and Off
Testing your Products
Pros and Cons of Dome Style Canopies
Pros and Cons of Pop Up Tents
The Most Important Accessory - Weights
Ideas for Displaying Your Items
How to Set Up a Pop Up Tent
Setting Up and Tearing Down.
Booth Sitters and Meal Breaks
Using Marketing Materials
Collecting Emails of Potential Customers
How Much Inventory to Bring?
Working with Customers
How to Evaluate your Success at a show compared to other shows.
I'm a magazine collage artist, which means my collages are painted with ripped and cut bits of paper from magazines. The main subjects of my art reflect my love of animals and the everyday experiences that comprise my middle-aged, mid-west suburban life like coffee, wine and flowers.
My work has won several awards and I've been featured on PBS, Fox8, WKYC, and various other media and publications.