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Marge Luttrell

Medium: 2D mixed media
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show: * 2019
Your Estimated Sales at this Show: $2,001-$5,000
Price Range of your Work: $35 - $3,500
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: Good
Estimated Attendance: 501-10,000 people

Good Things about this Art Fair:
This is a well attended show and I believe, in my opinion, the best show in Georgia. One reason is that Marta brings you right to the fair and people all over Atlanta don't have to worry about parking.

It is very well organized and usually hotter than heck, But that doesn't stop the crowds in Georgia. They are used to heat.

Many interested buyers and many friends said the same. Lots of packages going by. The show is just a Sat/Sun affair with Friday set up. Where I was located, I had to dolly in-not one of my favorite things, but honestly, it was the most crowded parts of the show, so a trade off.

Lots of reasonable hotels around that area and great places to eat in the very cool town. I didn't see judges, but there were awards apparently. Lots of advertising and worth doing.

What could this Art Fair have done better?:
Layout is a bit wonky and If I had my druthers, nobody would need to dolly in. Other than that, the show was a pleasure to do.

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Marge Luttrell

Medium: 2D mixed media
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show: 2016
Your Estimated Sales at this Show: $2001-$5000
Price Range of your Work: $35 to $3000
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) 4
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:
It's always a pleasure, when you drive up to load in for a show and three people say to you, "How can we help". Kind of takes you aback...doesn't happen too often.

The Decatur Arts Festival is so well organized and is outfitted with such a great volunteer staff, that I knew from the moment I got there that this would be a show I would want to come back to.

Once everything was unloaded and put on the sidewalk by the volunteers, I went to park and came back to set up. It was all very smooth.

Saturday morning the crowds came out and it was steady all day. It also was hot as Hades all day. The staff kept dropping off cold water and I didn't get out of my booth much -which is a good problem to have. So the time went fast.

This is a town that has it's act together...packed with great and very different restaurants it's foodie heaven.

I was lucky to have insiders (Atlanta residents Karen and Paul Fincannon ) next to me. This is the second time this has happened when we haven't requested it and from now on I just need to request it because we always have a great time. Karen knows everyone on the circuit and it's fun to meet and hang with all her creative and funny friends that are also showing.

Kathleen Taylor, the painter,who I have always wanted to know was there. I also got to meet and hang with Melanie Rolfes who had just gotten back from a string of shows up North...and getting to know her was awesome. She said she was bequeathing this show to me to write about because she had hit the wall. I understand that because I can just do two shows and hit the wall, no less 4 in a row. It was great to get to know her.

The day was good for me, heck it was beyond good and five minutes before the end of the day someone waltzed in and bought a big piece.....that always blows me away.

Saturday night we went to a wonderful restaurant called Leon's, an old service station that has been refurbished into a high end gastro pub/restaurant. The food was great, the drinks were unusual and the company was fun. One of their specialties is fries ( I know right....) but really good fries with about eight different sauces you would never think to dip them in. Excellent.

Walking back to the car a great Prince cover band was playing on the Square, seemed like the whole town was there....

The next day was so hot I kept turning on my battery fan and holding it up to my face all day. It was like a model shoot but not a model shoot...not in the least....ugh. I was solo at this show so I didn't get to see the rest of the show much.

I know there were awards brought to booths on Saturday but in our area there were none so I didn't see who got them. Those around me did well, the woodworker next to me made bank ( they usually do and deservedly so), Karen who does ceramic animals had a great serge at the end of the show, sort of like mine the day before. Everyone seemed to do pretty well from what I could see. My Sunday wasn't as great as the day before but I'm not complaining.

Load out was pretty smooth. It was well organized and again there were many volunteers to get you packed up. A little bit of a line and wait but not bad compared to others I have been in. I had some really great volunteer help and I was able to get on the road before 7pm (unusual ) which put me back in Knoxville three hours later.

Well run, great volunteers and good crowds, not much more you could ask for. Worth a shot if you can put up with the Georgia heat.

Bad Things about this Art Fair: the heat.....

See my blog on ArtFairInsiders.com for additional commentary on this Show
Yes, please note that on my review

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