Prepared For An Art Festival?


We all know that traveling to art festivals can be very exhausting, especially when they can be twelve-hour days or more. Which brings me to ask you this question, “Are you mentally prepared for an art festival?”.

The trip to the festival along with set-up and breakdown can be exhausting. This, however, should not have any effect on your mindset to sell! Most sales are done when the artist has an uplifting personality.

When you arrive at the art festival and have your booth set-up, make sure to take a step back and see if your booth is set-up to your liking. You should ask your neighbors for their thoughts. Like we said on a previous blog post, your booth display is what attracts the customers to your artwork.

Ask yourself another question. “Are your prices competitive in today’s market?” If a customer really likes one of your pieces, are you willing to lower the price for them? You must be prepared for this type of situation!

Finally, always have a positive attitude. If a customer asks you how your show is going, make sure you let them know you have been successful (even if you haven’t met your usual sale goals). Like how we said in a previous blog post, customers like buying from someone who is successful.

Happy Artists = Happy Customers

"Be Happy"

We hope you found these tips helpful!

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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!

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