- When is the show?
- How is Affordable Art for Everyone different from other art shows?
- Does all of my art have to be discounted?
- Can I make lower-priced art specifically for this show?
- Can I sell prints?
- Why do I have to pay for booth space?
- Do I have to pay commissions?
- What kind of booth set-up do I need?
- How much space will I get?
- Is WiFi available?
- Who will be hanging my art?
- Can I share a booth with a friend?
- Do the photos I submit with my application need to be of the pieces I’ll be bringing to the show?
- Can I show more than one medium?
When is the show?
Saturday, September 16th from 10 am to 5 pm. Setup begins at 7:00 am and must be completed by 9:45. Teardown is from 5 to 8 PM.
How is Affordable Art for Everyone different from other art shows?
Our goal is to turn more of the public into art collectors. With all prices under $100, buyers can feel confident that they can afford anything in the show. That price point has been proven to get buyers excited about purchasing art. Artists should come ready to sell.
As artists ourselves, we realize that $100 is a very low price point. This is an opportunity to sell pieces you are storing in your studio that you no longer have a venue for. We all have beautiful art that has been sitting in the studio for too long.
Unlike most shows where you share your most recent work, Affordable Art for Everyone is a chance to find new homes for art that doesn’t reflect your current style, or remains from past shows. Now is the time to clear out your studio to make room for new work!
Does all of my art have to be discounted?
Everything in your booth must be priced under $100, but you are welcome to include some pieces that would already be priced lower.
It’s important that every artist discount some art that would normally sell for higher prices, in order to get buyers excited about the event. You may bring a small portfolio or tablet to show visitors examples of your most recent or higher-priced work. This can be an excellent way to get commissions.
Can I make lower-priced art specifically for this show?
Yes! As long as your booth includes some art that would normally sell for more than $100, you’re free to offer a line of lower-priced art. You may also choose to create new work that would sell for more elsewhere but is specially priced for this one day.
Can I sell prints?
You may sell quality reproductions and greeting cards of your original art. At least 75% of the art in your booth must be originals. Mass-produced printed items like t-shirts, calendars, coasters, magnets, etc, are not allowed.
Why do I have to pay for booth space?
There are a lot of costs involved with an event of this caliber. Booth fees cover the space rental, electricity, garbage, event insurance, advertising and other operating expenses.
Do I have to pay commissions?
No! You will handle all of your own sales (we recommend that you accept credit card payments but it’s not required). All income from sales is yours.
What kind of booth set-up do I need?
Be creative! You can bring a table, hanging grids, pipe and drape, or bins for art on paper. You’ll need to provide some type of walls for your booth unless you don’t mind seeing the back of your neighbors’ work. Many types of display items can be rented locally for the day. We will also have 8 foot long banquet tables available to rent for $20 (paid at the time you pay your booth fee). Just make sure that your display fits within the outline of your booth.
How much space will I get?
Standard booths are 10×10′. A limited number of double booths (10’x20’) are available for established artists’ groups and galleries.
Is WiFi available?
Free WiFi is available but it can be spotty. You might prefer to use your cell phone connection to process purchases.
Who will be hanging my art?
You and your booth helper, if you’d like to bring one, will be handling and arranging your art.
Can I share a booth with a friend?
Some established artists’ groups and local galleries will rent a group booth but if you’re not affiliated with one of those groups you’ll need to apply for your own booth. The only exception is if you and a partner collaborated to make all the art you’re selling.
Do the photos I submit with my application need to be of the pieces I’ll be bringing to the show?
They don’t have to be the same pieces as long as they represent the quality of your work and the medium you’ll be offering.
Can I show more than one medium?
Yes. If you work in two different mediums (like painting and ceramics) and plan to offer both at the show, make sure the second medium is also represented in your jury photos. If you are interested in offering work in more than two categories, you will need to fill out a second application.