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Excellent article for art and craft shows, packed with pictures. While not specific to displays, the topic is a big focus of the article, which also includes some more unusual display ideas that you don’t often see for artist alley-type tip pieces!
The following key tips/advice are covered:
Give yourself plenty of time to prep
Obtain a free credit card reader
Utilize all the vertical space you can
Don’t be afraid to go thrifty or get crafty
Practice your set-up before the fair
Bring an “emergency kit” of supplies
Smile! Be friendly, be approachable
Have enough inventory, but don’t go overboard
Have a prominent sign, banner or poster that appropriately showcases your business name + conveys the style of your brand
Sell your “oops!” creations at discounted prices
Think beyond the table (if you can)
Include something decorative to invite buyers into your space
I did this for Poor Lil’ Thomas that no one seems to aprecciate </3
So this is how I imagine him, on the run, got nowhere to go, just singing Russian songs…
Fly away, sweetie.
And here is the translated lyrics:
Let the pedestrians run clumsily On the street by the puddles And there is much water on the road. They cannot understand, that this day is not simple And the reason I’m so merry today… And as I play my accordion And people gaze at me What a pity…. Birthdays only comes once a year…
Lyrics from ‘Gena’s Birthday Song´ from the show ‘Cheburashka´.
for the request: all the art I sold at the show today!!! featuring a picture of me at my booth with @pleurisy who also sold her pieces !!!! so pumped and proud! 💖💞💞🎨🎨🎨 this just goes to show that you really can accomplish anything if you put yourself out there!