Leaving Your Art Work Overnight During an Art Festival


“Can we leave our art work overnight in our tent during the art festival?”

Many times when a new artist calls us for information – almost always one of the questions regards being able to leave their work overnight. We thought it would be a great idea to reach out to some veteran artists to give you some answers!

“I zip up the tent and walk away. Since I have large paintings with frames, the less I handle them, the better. The frames are very delicate and will easily get scratched. They are also very heavy! As far as moisture, I haven’t had any issues. Sometimes, I cover the bins in the tent with tarp, if the weather looks bad. Fortunately, I haven’t had any problems with theft.” -Jennifer Ardolino, Watercolor Artist

“‘Knock on wood (my head),’ we’ve usually left our paintings in the booth at night and have had minimal issues. I think the only exception would be if we REALLY felt uncomfortable in the area, and then we probably wouldn’t be there in the first place, or if the weather forecast was for a strong front/thunderstorms.  We do take all of our electronics, credit card processing machine, cash box, and anything else that is difficult to replace.” -Diana Ahrens, Mixed Media Artist

FYI – We always have overnight security at our shows! However, if you are new to the Art Festival Circuit, we suggest you ask your neighbors at the show what they do!

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If you have any questions about this blog post, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 561-746-6615 or info@artfestival.com.

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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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