Christina and I decided to make the leap into art fairs this summer by kicking it off at the Lot 6 Art Fair. It was a fantastic event that brought out all kinds of people looking for their next artistic addition to their collections. I sold my prints while Christina showcased her essential oils line as well as her aprons and shoulder bags. Showcasing at a local art fair was a great experience. I can see how people enjoy the atmosphere and comradery, while we sit back and just hope that people buy our art. While sitting and enjoying the afternoon I often thought about how much selling I really should be doing. Should I be the artist, the salesperson, or both today. One thing that I did come back with is that I need to work on my sales pitch. I tend to come off with the attitude “It would be great if you bought this,” rather than actively persuading a potential customer to make a purchase. With that being said, it was a fantastic day in spite of the sunburn.
The event was covered by the local news station and you can click over to check out the newscast.