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Jeri Vitello

Medium: Fiber
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show: 2016
Your Estimated Sales at this Show: $2001 - $5000
Price Range of your Work: $55 - $235
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) 3
Location: 5
Facilities: 5
Ease of Participating: 5
Sales: 3
Overall: 4
Booth Fee vs. Your Sales Ratio: Okay
Estimated Attendance: 501-10,000 people

Good Things about this Art Fair:
This fair is put on by Tennessee Crafters. It is the Fall show that allows artists from states beyond TN to participate. There are over 200 artists set up in a large park about 12 blocks from downtown Nashville, directly across the street from Vanderbilt.

Although I have been doing shows for less than 5 years, this show by far was the easiest and most artist friendly show I have done. Load in is drive to your location with volunteers aplenty to assist.

The show is set up with outer and inner circles so there is no bad booth. The director has everything under control. There was terrific communications, daily breakfast, artist only bathrooms, water handed out 3x a day. Booth sitters very present as was the director.

Load out was as easy as load in. This was an art show that lacked for nothing except....

Bad Things about this Art Fair:
good weather. It was bloody HOT! As a fiber artist with wearables, heat is a killer for me and I was on the shady side of the show. The heat was killing the patrons as well. They were slogging through the show trying to buy.

My neighbors who had done the show several years in the past said their sales were down this year more than likely due to the heat. Weather is NOT something the show can control.

Advice to Other Artists Considering this Show:
This is not a fine art show, but there was a high quality of art. This show is well worth putting on your "to apply" radar.

Additional Commentary on this Show:
I hope to do this show again and appeal to the weather gods to be kinder in the future; for all concerned.

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