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Artists, Craftspeople, Musicians, Festivals, & Others that exhibit, perform or work in the music, art, craft, festival biz and special events industry, will find these past Newsletters of interest.

Years 2012-2018. To access a back issue, click the Newsletter title. Use the search box above to find a topic in all years.


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Artists & Crafters News:

How to Get Comfortable Talking About Your Art at Art Fairs
By Belinda Del Pesco

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Being prepared before presenting your art to the public is what makes art shows mangeable and fun to attend. I've got some tips to help you prepare for exhibiting and talking about your art at a show. Grab a notepad and let's dig in!

1. Prepare for common questions

Grab a beverage and write (writing vs typing helps you retain information) brief, friendly answers in your notepad to questions that might be asked.

image via eddie howell

• How did you make this?
• Is there a story behind this painting?
• How long did it take you to paint this?
• Can I get this with a different frame?
• What's the difference between printmaking and a print I'd buy at Target?
• Do you have a website where I can look at more, or buy something online?

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Food Vendors News:

Food Concession Menus - Know Your Market
By Barb Fitzgerald of FoodBooth.net

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In the food concession business, when it comes to menus, it can be a challenge to identify and pin down your market. Because your market is, literally, a moving target.

In one day your customers might be attendees of a farmers market in the morning, and Harley Davidson riders, enjoying a swap meet, in the afternoon. The following weekend you might have your concession at an art and wine show. Then, two days later, you find yourself setting up at a five day county fair.

image via shari sirotnak

I don't know any menu that can maximize sales at every event. Cotton candy is for kids, and fajitas are preferred by adults. Event goers admiring art while tasting wine are not likely to buy a corn dog. But, they might buy chocolate dipped strawberries or oysters. The reverse is true for people attending a motocross race.

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Promoters News:

Powerful Social Media Tools for Event Planners
By Jose Gallegos for bizzabo.com

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You're probably already tapping into a couple of social media tools before, during, and after your event, but have you dug much deeper than sending out a few Tweets or setting up a Facebook event? With the huge glut of tools available out there, it can be overwhelming trying to find the ones that won't break the bank and will actually help make your event more engaging.
 

To guide you in the right direction, we've put together a list of the most powerful social media tools that can do all sorts of awesome things for your event, like encourage interaction and increase ticket sales.

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