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Steve Knox

The Colorado Springs Music and Art festival in 2018 was poor. The venue was decent in a nice park in an industrial part of town. The event coordinator was not friendly and often rude and even threatened the vendors with shutting down their booths for not parking in the right area. A reminder of parking rules would have sufficed but instead she made unnecessary threats and was very unprofessional.
It was a juried show and the artists were required to pay a jury fee and apply in a specific “art” category. So to my surprise my booth was located near a soap sales person, a honey vendor and a candle sales vendor. So what “art” category were they??? Over all the sales were terrible and foot traffic was mediocre. I would not participate in this show again.

Kim Conrad

Medium: Jewelry
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show: 2016
Your Estimated Sales at this Show: $2,001 - $5,000
Price Range of your Work: $20 - $150
Number of Years You have Exhibited in this Show:
1st time
Number of Years You have been doing Art Fairs overall:
Attendance: (1 is poor, 5 is great) 4
Location: 4
Facilities: 5
Ease of Participating: 5
Sales: 4
Overall: 4
Booth Fee vs. Your Sales Ratio: Good
Estimated Attendance: Not really sure.

Good Things about this Art Fair:
It was a beautiful location. The weather was wonderful. The promoters were very helpful and supportive in whatever ways they could be. It seemed organized well; layout good. The music was high quality and the artists were high caliber as well.

Attendees were quality and of mid to upper income it seemed. Sales were good. I would do this show again.

What could this Art Fair have done better?:
Not sure.... Would always love even more traffic.

Advice to Other Artists Considering this Show:
People seemed to be looking for unique and quality gifts. So for gift items.... bring a variety, this usually helps sales and have your display be interesting and items easily available for the public to connect with.

I am not sure how the higher end art/sculpture did.

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