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Chris Bartling

Medium: Jewelry
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show:
2017
Your Estimated Sales at this Show: $2,001 - $5,000
Price Range of your Work: $210 to $4,000
Number of Years You have Exhibited in this Show:
10+ times!
Number of Years You have been doing Art Fairs overall: Forever...
Attendance: (1 is poor, 5 is great) 2
Location: 4
Facilities: 4
Ease of Participating: 2
Sales: 2
Overall: 3
Booth Fee vs. Your Sales Ratio: Poor
Estimated Attendance: Not really sure.

Good Things about this Art Fair:
I think the organizers are excellent.

However, the bottom line for a show is always the sales. Sales were very poor this year. Half of what I have done the last couple of years. It was very hot and that may have effected the turn out but attendance seemed to be down this year.

What could this Art Fair have done better?:
Shorten the hours.

Additional Commentary on this Show:
When you see too many jewelry makers at a show it indicates to me that the show is not getting enough applications in other media. I'm hoping that this year was just an off year and not the trend.

Scott Hartley

Bad Things about this Art Fair:
It is 4 days long which makes the cost of doing the show fairly high. The hours of the show are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the first 3 days which are also pretty tiring.

Advice to Other Artists Considering this Show:
This year the heat was debilitating both for the artists and the customers. Most years I've done the show there is either extreme heat or at least one bad wind situation.

This show does provide festival tents for some artists and it is worth the extra $100 booth fee to be under them. It gives customers a shady place to look at the art and the artists a shady place to sit behind their booth.

At the Ann Arbor Street Art Fair, it is probable that from now on no awnings will be allowed on the front of booths and also a strict 6 foot limit for sticking out the back of the booth with a shade awning or storage. The fire marshall herself came through the show and enforced the rule. This strict enforcement will probably continue in future Ann Arbor art fairs. This is an issue which deserves discussion between artists and show directors for the sake of the future.

Kathleen Eaton

Medium: Painting
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show: 2011
Your Estimated Sales at this Show:
Rather not say
Number of Years You have Exhibited in this Show: 10+ times!
Attendance: (1 is poor, 5 is great) 4
Location: 5
Facilities: 5
Ease of Participating: 4
Sales: 4
Overall: 4
Booth Fee vs. Your Sales Ratio: Good
Estimated Attendance: 50,001+ people

Good Things about this Art Fair:
This is an extremely well run show with an educated, affluent audience that actually comes to buy art rather than look at it.

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