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Peggy A Crago

Any feedback on how pottery does there? Mine is majolica, way different from the "indigenous" work the area is known for.

Michael Stephens

Medium: Jewelry
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show:
2015
Your Estimated Sales at this Show: $10,000+
Price Range of your Work: $35-$1,100
Number of Years You have Exhibited in this Show:
2-3 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: 5
Overall: 5
Booth Fee vs. Your Sales Ratio: Great
Estimated Attendance: 10,001-50,000 people

Good Things about this Art Fair:
We were juried into this show in 2007 and have not been back in since then. Finally in 2015 we were juried into the show.

The show is well run and organized and very artist friendly. There is no bad location. It is well attended and many are there to buy art and they do. Of course more are there to look, but that is true of all shows. We were not disappointed in our sales.

The people of Greenville treated us well.
The staff is friendly and they feed you well. For some artists this is very important. We appreciate it of course, but we are focused on attendance and sales.

My estimation based on our sales, location, attendance, etc. Artistphere does well to rank in the top ten of art fair shows.

Advice to Other Artists Considering this Show:
Try it, you will like it.

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

Approved Reviewer, name withheld by request

Show Name: Artisphere
City and State: Greenville, SC
Your Medium: Photography
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show: 2012
Your Estimated Sales at this Show: $5001-$10,000
Number of Years You have Exhibited in this Show: 2-3 times
Attendance: (1 is poor, 5 is great) 4
Location: 4
Facilities: 4
Ease of Participating: 4
Sales: 4
Overall: 4
Booth Fee vs. Your Sales Ratio: Great
Estimated Attendance: 10,001-50,000 people

Good Things about this Art Fair: This show is one of the undiscovered shows on the circuit. Great organization, quality artists, excellent attendance and one of the only shows in the south worth doing. Sales are good, educated audience and beautiful setting on main street downtown.

Bad Things about this Art Fair: Heavy rain all day on Sunday really hurt sales, but overall still an excellent show. The worst thing about the show is its distance from the other shows this time of year, making it a destination for many artists.

Approved Reviewer; name withheld by request

Show Name: Artisphere
City and State: Greenville, South Carolina
Your Medium: Digital Art
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show: 2011
Your Estimated Sales at this Show: $10,000+
Number of Years You have Exhibited in this Show: 1st time
Attendance: (1 is poor, 5 is great) 5 (great)
Location: 5 (great)
Facilities: 4
Ease of Participating: 4
Sales: 4
Overall: 5 (great)
Booth Fee vs. Your Sales Ratio: Great
Estimated Attendance: 50,001+ people

Good Things about this Art Fair:
-excellent staff
-knowledgeable buyers
-excellent sales
-great location down main street with shops, restaurants.

Bad Things about this Art Fair:
-not many bad things about this fair

Amy Flynn

Show Name: Artisphere
City and State: Greenville, SC
Your Medium: 3D mixed media
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show: 2011
Your Estimated Sales at this Show: $2001-$5000
Number of Years You have Exhibited in this Show: 1st time
Attendance: (1 is poor, 5 is great) 5 (great)
Location: 5 (great)
Facilities: 5 (great)
Ease of Participating: 5 (great)
Sales: 3
Overall: 4
Booth Fee vs. Your Sales Ratio: Okay
Estimated Attendance: 10,001-25,000 people

Good Things about this Art Fair:
Artist hospitality is second to none. Enthusiastic volunteers, and 3 meals a day--even during set-up. A gorgeous setting and good crowds, booth fees are not outrageous, set-up and tear-down very easy.

Bad Things about this Art Fair:
Most of what I saw people carrying was small matted prints. The other artists I spoke to confirmed that sales were best for lower priced, traditional art, preferably under $100.

Which is not to say higher priced pieces won't sell, but I got tired of people asking if we had anything under $50. Honey, my materials cost more than that.

Advice to Other Artists Considering this Show:
If you're on the bridge, make sure you're heavily weighted down and braced. You're totally exposed up there, and spring storms can be fierce.

Show closes at 8pm, but sales were still going on until almost 9, so spend the extra $40 for electricity for lights.

Additional Commentary on this Show:
Surprised to see a little buy/sell there. Most of the art was outstanding, but there were a few real real headscratchers.

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