Sunday, November 23, 2008

Art Shows

I spent yesterday with a friend attending an art show and a arts and crafts show. We went to both shows to support two artist I know. I am sorry that I forgot my camera. The first show was this groups 6th annual show. They have a loyal turnout each year and the work is exquisite, however, this group is high end. All pieces are very much worth the price. I am not sure that they got to many takers in this economy. This makes me very sad for them. There was a potter, two types of fabric art, jewelry, printmaking paintings (my friends art), homemade paper paintings, collage/paintings and edibles. Next was the arts and crafts show. This was sponsored by a high school band as a fundraiser. This show had some high end items in jewelry (my other friends art), knitted items, potters and a few painters. The rest was crafts like giant suckers and snowmen to place in your yard for the holidays; glass block presents or snowmen that light up; handmade cards, notebooks, photo albums, journals...; wood turned bowls and ink pens; edibles; purses, etc... The $30 or less items were being snatched up, but not at a fever pace. We had a great time supporting my friends and seeing how others create. So the story I took from this day was... if you are going to set up a booth you need items in all price ranges to be able to at least pay for your space. You have to be able to appeal to the customers, as well as, the economy that dictates if the customer has pennies to spare. Gaylynn

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