Hey there everyone. Apologies for being incommunicado for a month or so, but we were busy getting things set up for our back-to-back art fairs this month. These were two new festivals for us, in new cities, so there was a lot of planning to be done.
We had decided not to do the fairs we’d done in the past, for a few reasons:
- We wanted to test out new areas, to see if there was more interest in our stuff
- We wanted to spread knowledge of our art to other areas . . . gain new followers
- Test out new art fair promoters
And the results were great!
We did, in fact, receive a lot of new interest in our artwork. And that interest even resulted in quite a few sales! The promoters were really nice, and there was a lot more traffic than at our previous art fairs. We even had a couple previous purchasers show up in our booth and sing our praises to their friend(s) who’d tagged along. So, all in all, they were great experiences on their own.
The only trouble came with the fact that they were so close together, and–since we both still have day-jobs–we didn’t have any down time between art fairs. We’re still deciding whether or not we’ll do both of them again next year, but we’ll definitely do at least one of them, so good was the response.
And, an even better part was that we got lots of new people signed up for our newsletter!
As you may remember, we’ve held contests at our last few art fairs, for people who sign up for our newsletter at the fair to get a chance to win one of our prints. Many people did at both locations, and we have our winners:
From the Mountain View Art and Wine Festival, the winner is Terry F!
From the Lafayette Art and Wine Festival, the winner is Gary C!
Congratulations to both our winners! And thanks to everyone else who signed up. We’ve got lots of new stuff coming to the site soon. And we think a revamp of the site is in the works as well. So stay tuned . . .