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Steve Appel

Medium: Metal
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show:
2018
Your Estimated Sales at this Show: $501 - $2,000
Price Range of your Work: $35 - $100
Number of Years You have Exhibited in this Show:
1st time
Number of Years You have been doing Art Fairs overall: Forever...
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:
Easiest setup I have done in years. Pulled right up to my booth and unloaded. Teardown was the same although a few parked behind booth while show was going on.

The crowd was ok. I saw a lot of advertising on PBS late at night. Used to do a show in AZ the week before this one and saw NO advertising.

Staff is friendly. They helped later in day with carts.

What could this Art Fair have done better?:
Have staff there earlier to help set up.

Advice to Other Artists Considering this Show:
It is an ok show. It was just before xmas so that helps cause people are buying for the holidays.

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Nadine Booth

Medium: Glass
Year you most recently exhibited at this Show: 2016
Your Estimated Sales at this Show: $501 - $2,000
Price Range of your Work: $28 - $600
Number of Years You have Exhibited in this Show: 5-10 times
Number of Years You have been doing Art Fairs overall: 5-10 years
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: 501-10,000 people

Good Things about this Art Fair:
The campus of the Mesa Arts Center (MAC) is beautiful and modern. The MAC personnel and volunteers really take care of their vendors/artists.

Easy access to the show. Setup and break down is smooth. You can drive up, unload, park and then setup. Same with breakdown only in reverse.

Strolling entertainment and the live theater is also going on at the same time of the Arts Festival.

This is one of my better shows in sales.

What could this Art Fair have done better?:
They do a great job. I would love to see more artists showing there. Each year the artists attendance has gone down, probably because not much advertising of the Arts Festival is done. I'm glad to see that this year, they're doing advertising on ArtFairInsiders.

Advice to Other Artists Considering this Show:
Prepare for any kind of weather. Last year, there were threats of rain storms. Passed us by, only got light rain.

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

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