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Don Hyson

Medium: Wood
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show: 2017
Your Estimated Sales at this Show: $501 - $2,000
Price Range of your Work: $35 - $300
Number of Years You have Exhibited in this Show:
1st time
Number of Years You have been doing Art Fairs overall: 2-3 years
Attendance: (1 is poor, 5 is great) 4
Location: 4
Facilities: 4
Ease of Participating: 3
Sales: 3
Overall: 3
Booth Fee vs. Your Sales Ratio: Poor
Estimated Attendance: 501 - 10,000 people

Good Things about this Art Fair:
Location seemed to be really good. Well attended with good weather.

What could this Art Fair have done better?:
Could have allowed exhibitors to arrive at varied times so that everyone was not trying to get to their respective location all at once. I had to haul my bins over new sod for about a block to get to my space.

Advice to Other Artists Considering this Show:
Be prepared to park a fair distance away from your assigned space and haul your tent and work.

Additional Commentary on this Show:
The following information was posted on the blog: I attended this art fair June 24-25, 2017. The show was well attended but disappointing with respect to sales. It cost $300 to enter the show and I only did $640 in sales...hardly worth the transportation cost, etc.

There was fairly steady traffic both days and weather was great but people were not buying. None of the artists near me did much at all. I can't speak for other artists not near me but I likely will not return.

I had been told that Naperville patrons love art and were willing to purchase art work. Not so for this show.

Bari Tarmon

Medium: Photography
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show:
2017
Your Estimated Sales at this Show: $501 - $2,000
Price Range of your Work: $175 to $275
Number of Years You have Exhibited in this Show:
3-5 times
Number of Years You have been doing Art Fairs overall: 3-5 years
Attendance: (1 is poor, 5 is great) 4
Location: 5
Facilities: 5
Ease of Participating: 5
Sales: 2
Overall: 4
Booth Fee vs. Your Sales Ratio: Poor
Estimated Attendance: 10,001 - 50,000 people

Good Things about this Art Fair:
This is a fairly well run show in a beautiful locale. The crowd was pretty good but could have probably been better. Overall quality was high in my opinion.

Set up is available on Friday from 4:30 PM and the venue has overnight security on Friday and Saturday.

What could this Art Fair have done better?:
Booth distribution was uneven, with half distributed along the paths and the rest bunched up atop each other in a grassy area. Set up in that grassy area was difficult due to access restrictions that were enforced this year.

There was a related set up bottleneck delay to vehicles which will hopefully be remedied next year.

Advice to Other Artists Considering this Show:
This is a good show to consider in the Chicago far west suburban area. It isn't cheap but not too expensive.

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

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