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Brian Harig

Medium: Photography
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show: 2017
Your Estimated Sales at this Show: $5,001 - $10,000
Price Range of your Work: $15 - $1,250
Number of Years You have Exhibited in this Show:
3-5 times
Number of Years You have been doing Art Fairs overall: 5-10 years
Attendance: (1 is poor, 5 is great) 5
Location: 5
Facilities: 5
Ease of Participating: 5
Sales: 4
Overall: 5
Booth Fee vs. Your Sales Ratio: Good
Estimated Attendance: 10,001 - 50,000 people

Good Things about this Art Fair:
This is one of the better shows I do in Texas. I have participated 3 times now, and each time has been a good show. It is well established and promotion is good.

What could this Art Fair have done better?:
Nothing

Advice to Other Artists Considering this Show:
This is held over the 4th of July weekend, so there are a lot of visitors.

Be sure to have smaller items they can load into the car or RV. I have had success with just about every price point. It is also a coastal show, so if you have "beachy" items, bring those.

Also, It is Texas in July, so be prepared for the heat, and since it is right by the beach, be ready for the wind.

Additional Commentary on this Show:
After Hurricane Harvey, it will be interesting to see what happens next year. I won best in category this year, so I have free entry next year.

Greg Little

Medium: Wood
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show:2014
Your Estimated Sales at this Show: $2001-$5000
Number of Years You have Exhibited in this Show: 2-3 times
Attendance: (1 is poor, 5 is great) 4
Location: 5 (great)
Facilities: 5 (great)
Ease of Participating: 5 (great)
Sales: 3
Overall: Booth Fee vs. Your Sales Ratio: Good
Estimated Attendance: 10,001-50,000 people

Good Things about this Art Fair:
Setup was easy on Friday and we were able to drive right up to our space and unload.

The staff is well organized and friendly and they made it a point to keep everyone supplied with cold water...which is most welcome during a hot and windy weekend.

The show organizers have a great artists party and barbecue near the site on Friday evening. This year it was very difficult to get to the party because of the large crowds gathering to tailgate and party while waiting for the famous fireworks show that is put on each 4th of July. But hey, who ever complains about crowds?

The crowds come early on Saturday and we could see them lined up outside the starting gate before opening. There is a small admission fee but people gladly spent it.

The festival has a very large air conditioned tent that has food inside in addition to some entertainment. I found it a most welcome break to go catch a bit of A/C to cool off.

We even had air conditioned porta-potty trucks that were clean and had sinks to wash your hands...a nice little improvement over the standard outhouse used at most shows.

Bad Things about this Art Fair:
The weather was hot and windy but that has absolutely nothing to do with the show...just the time of year. The windy weather keeps the edge off of the heat.

Advice to Other Artists Considering this Show:
The Art Festival provides their own tent system that has four different sections for artists. These are about 16 ft. wide and really long. We set up our space under half of the tent and the other half is a covered walkway. Artists also have the option to set up their own tent on the opposite of the walkway for an additional fee. We chose this option because the extra space right across the walkway provided to be valuable for us.

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