How To Interact With Customers


An artist may have the best artwork and booth display out of anyone in the art festival, but that does not mean their artwork is going to sell. You must interact with your customers!

Not only are you selling your work, but also you are selling a piece of you. You cannot just sit there and hope for people to come up and buy your work.

First, be friendly. Customers want to be greeted with a smile. We understand the show hours may be long, but you don’t want that to show on your face. Second, tell the customers in your booth about your inspirations and why you do your work. Give specific details on items they may be interested in. Third, tell your customers that you are having a successful show. People like to buy from successful exhibitors.

Lots of Customer Interaction!

Please feel free to share success you have had with a customer below! Any tips are welcome. Also, if you are a customer reading this blog post, feel free to share an experience where you bought artwork from an artist because of how he or she interacted with you.

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About Howard Alan Events

For nearly three decades, Howard Alan and American Craft Endeavors have allowed more than 10,000 artists to exhibit their original work to millions across The United States. When our company began, our art and craft shows showcased a handful of exhibitors. Today, a typical Howard Alan or American Craft Endeavors event features 100-300 talented artists and fine crafters. No matter where you are, you are sure to find one of our stellar events nearby. Our shows take us to destinations like Aspen, Chicago, Alexandria, Vail, and Fort Lauderdale…just to name a few! Our great outdoor venues, fantastic crafters, and talented artists allow us to consistently be ranked among the top art and craft shows in the country. Visit a show and see for yourself why we are the very best!

3 responses »

  1. One thing I learned as an art consultant and gallery owner, was to always ASK for the sale. 101 of selling. Sometimes people just need a little nudge to do what they really want to do anyway!

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