Well, my first art fair is under my belt and I have to say it was a SUCCESS! I didn't sell a lot - only two paintings, but one was a large $300.00 painting so I was THRILLED!
Set up went very smoothly, I sat next to a booth with someone who I used to be close to but hadn't seen for 15 years, even saw an old boyfriend from high school I hadn't seen since graduating!!
Tear down with only my sister to help was a dream. Only took 40 minutes!
I had some thoughts about improvements. I think it went better the second day when I took the walls off the tent so people could see the booth as they approached down the isle. Being in the tent vs not to let them look undisturbed is still a question I have. I noticed a lot of vendors sat behind their booths, both to get out of the sun, but I think also so they were not on top of people shopping. I also wondered about how many paintings to display. David Marine suggests not having too many available paintings on your DPW site at any one time. (just a few in fact) so that people are not overwhelmed with the selection.
I would love to hear feedback from others with their thoughts on selling in person.
But all in all a great two days!