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Bob Franzese

Medium: Photography
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show: 2017
Your Estimated Sales at this Show: < $500
Price Range of your Work: $395 - $5,000
Number of Years You have Exhibited in this Show:
1st time
Number of Years You have been doing Art Fairs overall:
5-10 years
Attendance: (1 is poor, 5 is great) 5
Location: 5
Facilities: 1
Ease of Participating: 1
Sales: 1
Overall: 1
Booth Fee vs. Your Sales Ratio: Poor
Estimated Attendance: 50,001+ people

Good Things about this Art Fair:
Location. Security. Booth sitters

What could this Art Fair have done better?:
Fair made it needlessly extremely difficult to load in and load out.

The majority of booths are buy sell selling cheap crap. It is not an art show. Artists were treated like dirt. They should have half the number of booths and enforce buy sell restriction.

Advice to Other Artists Considering this Show:
If you sell fine art don't do it. Every fine artist we talked to is not returning. I would never do again even it it were free.

See my blog on ArtFairInsiders.com for additional commentary on this Show *

Robert Johnson

Medium: Wood
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show: 2016
Your Estimated Sales at this Show: $500
Price Range of your Work: $175 - $3000
Number of Years You have Exhibited in this Show:
1st time
Number of Years You have been doing Art Fairs overall: 3-5 years
Attendance: (1 is poor, 5 is great) 5
Location: 5
Facilities: 5
Ease of Participating: 5
Sales: 1
Overall: 3
Booth Fee vs. Your Sales Ratio: Poor
Estimated Attendance: 50,001+ people

Good Things about this Art Fair:
Great Location

Bad Things about this Art Fair:
This show is is too big for the size of the market. Lot of very low-end crafts and Buy Sell vendors abound, even though they're officially forbidden.

Load-in and take-down are in the dark. High booth fee with minimal amenities

Advice to Other Artists Considering this Show:
If you can keep your expense down give it a try but if you have to pay for lodging, food, etc think twice.

If your price range is $20 - $100 then you will probably do well.

Additional Commentary on this Show:
Love Fountain Hills and have thought about doing this show for several years, attended it as a patron several times and finally did it this year. Won't do it again.

Demographics is very poor for me and I knew this before applying but did it anyway, thought maybe the demographics were incorrect and gave it a shot.

Most are older retired or snowbirds and don't buy high end, looking for low priced items. There were some very high end art at this show, just not the majority.

This show is very heavy with BUY-SELL JUNK. Buy a article of clothing and sew a button on it and say you made it. Promoters don't care, all they want is the booth fee.

This is becoming more of a flea market than a fine art festival. Talked to many artists, (painters, photographers, ceramics, wood, mixed media) and only one mixed media did well, the rest did not even make close to booth fee.

The URL of your profile on ArtFairInsiders.com.
http://www.artfairinsiders.com/profile/RobertJo

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