A few weekends ago I participated in my first outdoor art festival - The Winter Fine Art Fair at Tioga.
I am member of the University of Florida
student ceramic group H.O.T (handbuilt or thrown) Clay
and the Gainesville Fine Art Association
us to set up a booth at this year's event. The festival is in its third
year, and growing. It rained all day Saturday, but the sun came out for
beautiful Sunday afternoon.
prior to this, I met someone responsible for organizing a similar event
in Ocala, FL. We began discussing festival ideas and planning and it
got me thinking.
So, I am asking for advice from
artists who have regularly participated in weekend festivals. I will be
sharing your comments, so if you prefer, you can email me at info@MeaganChaney.com
What makes a festival a "good one"?
it's sales, then how did the organizing committee get the word out to
buyers? Or do you believe your sales are independent results and do not
coorlate with specific events?
Location? Maybe there really is something about escaping to South Florida in February.
Parking? scheduling? help/assistance? communication? reputation? size? quality of other artists exhibited? what is it?!
if any artists reading have participated in the Ocala Art Festival
hosted in the fall by Fine Arts For Ocala, I would love to know if you
have any specific ideas for improving this event.
thank everyone in advance for your feedback! I am excited about getting
more involved in my local art community and will appreciate any
suggestions I can pass along to the committee.