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FestivalNet Artists and Crafters News
October 2019

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa. Hard to believe the holiday season is nearly here! A real highlight in any community calendar are the holiday markets. For creatives, the events are great opportunities to get together, share their work, and make some extra jingle. Season-specific booth tips, just ahead.

Even as we mark calendars, make lists and prioritize preparations, many of us also set aside time to assist the less fortunate, as a way to give deeper meaning to the upcoming season. This month, we put an apple on our Giving Tree for Samaritan’s Purse. The non-profit has opened operations in the Bahamas to help alleviate the nearly unimaginable suffering caused by Hurricane Dorian.

Happy Halloween!

FN Newsletter Editor

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How to Successfully Sell Your Art at Holiday Markets 
by Steff Metal for Empty Easel

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The truth is, not everyone can afford to buy large pieces of art or craft for their loved ones, so it's critical to your success this season to offer a variety of price points.

image via Nathan Lemon

1. Display both expensive and inexpensive work

Arrange smaller, more inexpensive items alongside your larger, more expensive pieces. These might include prints, greeting card sets, and smaller scale sculptures or wall hangings.

When I set up a stall, I like to choose 3-5 of my larger, more impressive pieces to attract people to the stall, and stock the rest with smaller items. Direct people interested in your larger pieces to a photograph book or your website.

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Join our Community & Reach More People!
Whether or not you have your own website, be sure to fill out your FN profile for your business. You can share your FN profile (basically an electronic press kit) and quickly link promoters to all your info, pics, calendar, and even a blog if you want! The more complete your profile, the more the event can conveniently learn all about you from one easy link.

Go to your Modify Profile page to fill out your profile and opt into the Member's Fest Biz Directory.

The FestivalNet Giving Tree

For over 40 years, Samaritan's Purse has aided the poor, sick, and suffering here at home and around the world. Right now, at the request of the World Health Organization and the Bahamamian government, the non-profit is operating an Emergency Field Hospital in Freeport, performing life-saving surgeries and treating patients for a variety of injuries and illnesses.

Our Events Database Manager, Sara, chose Samaritan's Purse to receive a portion of's gross profits, this month.

See all our apples up on our Giving Tree page!

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