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Topic: Craft show opportunities in 2006: Chicago  (Read 2647 times)
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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2006 03:12:02 PM »

Pitchfork DEPART-ment was awesome for me. That was by-far the best I've ever done at a DEPART-ment. I would have stayed there the whole weekend and sold stuff, if only it hadn't been so hot!
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« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2006 09:19:02 PM »

I sold three bags... but I wasn't even sure if I'd sell any, so I guess that was good!  What were you selling, and how'd it go?
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« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2006 01:13:24 PM »

I'm a glass artist, I do lampworking, mainly. But, for this show, I decided to play to the market. I made stained glass pendants, gel transfers, leather wrist cuffs, cell phone charms, etc. Most of my regular work is too expensive for folks at a music festival to consider, so I think my strategy worked out well.

I wish there were more affordable outlets to sell my work at. I simply cannot afford the table fees at most of the craft fairs. When I was in London, I went to Camden and a few other "market" areas. I was so inspired by the "boot" sales, I really wanted to try and do something like that here. You pull up your car to a lot or field and open your trunk and sell out of there. So clever, no table rental, easy clean up. Sadly, the city fees would probably be exhorbitant to rent a parking lot for this sort of event.
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