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  1. I love your site, there’s something for vendors & shoppers! Keep up the good work, I’m going to pass it on.
    Tamara

  2. This is so helpful – just what I was looking for! I can’t wait to get my business going.

  3. Great resource. Really like the variety of information you can find on this site. Thanks for your hardwork – keep it up!

  4. Great resource!! Super excited. Thank you for putting this together!

  5. Just found your site. Love it ,very helpful, thank you

  6. Hi, I just read your articles on street fairs. It is very close to what we have found. I just wanted to add one point that we are running into. Many of the venues say, “No imports, must be handmade, and artist must be in the booth. We 100% fit these criteria. We submit our work and wait to get approved and pay our money. Then the day of the show comes and so do the imports. The strict rules we followed somehow got lost. The venders are not asked to leave. The imports and manufactured goods do hurt sales at art shows, even if it is not in direct competition with what you have spent hours creating. Not only do they undercut prices, but customers come with certain amounts of money they can spend. If they spend their money on the imported booth, by the time they are at your space the money is spent, or if the product is in the same media as yours, the customer can’t understand why yours is so much more money for a smaller piece. Location of your space is also a very important part of sales. If you are new to the circuit you will most likely not be getting these prime spots. It is a fun business opportunity, but don’t get discourage if you just have a great day with nice people and meet you booth costs, or not.

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