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Craft Fairs: A Celebration of Handmade and Unique Artistry

posted 02/03/23 11:28:45   category » Inspiration
Craft Fairs: A Celebration of Handmade and Unique Artistry

Craft fairs are a celebration of the handmade and unique. They bring together local artisans and makers to showcase their handiwork and creativity. Whether you're looking for unique gifts, baked goods, or home goods, craft fairs offer a marketplace near you filled with one-of-a-kind items.

The Benefits of Shopping at Craft Fairs

Craft fairs offer a unique shopping experience that you won't find at big box stores. By supporting local artisans, you can find truly unique and one-of-a-kind items.

The Art of the Craft Fair

posted 01/30/23 10:29:07   category » Craft Fair Vendor Resources
The Art of the Craft Fair

I’ve vended at craft fairs for 10 years, and I have one consistent observation: 90% of vendors are not engaged with their public. What do I mean? I observe vendors seated; seated and talking or playing games on their mobiles; or talking with another vendor. I observe vendors who are tired, not present, and in a grumble mood because the fair is not well attended, or sales are low or non-existent. You see the emerging visual to customers?

 

The solution? As much as you can advertise or promote an event, it’s the main responsibility of the organizer to do this. So what is your responsibility once you are at the event? Three things: a) love your product; b) engage anyone who approaches your table; c) demonstrate what’s unique or different about your product.

 

Donations: Give to Receive

posted 01/25/23 09:57:47   category » Inspiration
Donations: Give to Receive

Many schools, churches, and other civic groups have yearly fund-raisers.  Donating products to raffles, charities, and other local opportunities is not only a good way to attract local attention for your business, but often can lead into interesting new directions. Folks can drum up new business through donations, and by doing this, branch out into markets and even other mediums otherwise unknown!

🎨 February Artist Deadlines from Pacific Fine Arts Festivals

posted 01/19/23 10:43:17   category » Event Highlights

Don't Miss Out on
Pacific Fine Arts Festivals'
February Deadlines!

 



Belmont Art FairBelmont Handcrafted Originals Art Fair
DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1
Call for Arts & Crafts
March 25 & 26, 2023 
Carlmont Village Shopping Center
1049 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA
More info:
pacificfinearts.com/applications/belmont-handcrafted-originals-art-fair/



Montclair Village Art Walk
DEADLINE FEBRUARY 1
Call for Arts & Crafts
April 22 & 23, 2023
Mountain Boulevard & La Salle, Oakland (off Hwy 13 and near Piedmont)
More info: pacificfinearts.com/applications/montclair-village-art-walk/




Rotary Club of Saratoga Fine Arts Show
DEADLINE FEBRUARY 13
Call for Fine Arts & Fine Crafts
May 5 & 6, 2023
West Valley College Campus, 14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA
More info: pacificfinearts.com/applications/saratoga-fine-arts-show/






California Strawberry Festival
DEADLINE FEBRUARY 13
Call for Arts & Crafts
May 20 & 21, 2023
Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W Harbor Blvd, Ventura, CA
More info:
pacificfinearts.com/applications/california-strawberry-festival/




* February 1st is the first of our event applications' deadlines. We do accept applications after deadlines for waiting list consideration, however late applications are considered after the selection process has occurred and event participants are chosen. If your work is a good fit for your requested event and space remains available in your medium, your work will be accepted, otherwise, it will be considered for the waiting list.


Pacific Fine Arts has several more events throughout the year, click the images below to learn more! 


                
              



We look forward to working with you!


Sincerely,
Dana and Troy Hale-Mounier, Directors
Pacific Fine Arts Festivals
Ph (209) 267-4394
PO Box 280 Pine Grove, Ca 95665
pacificfinearts.com


Bringing your Act to the Festival: Booking Music Events

posted 01/18/23 12:12:19   category » Musician Tips
Bringing your Act to the Festival: Booking Music Events

Music festivals are a great way for entertainers to showcase their talent and reach new audiences & potential fans. However, booking a gig at a music festival is often a competitive and challenging process. Using FestivalNet to find music festivals is a great start to help you get ahead of deadlines.  You also want to send professional, personalized emails and follow up with a phone call.  Here are some more tips to help you increase your chances of getting booked for a music festival:

3 Reasons to Support Local Shops and Vendors in 2023

posted 01/12/23 15:37:34   category » Inspiration
3 Reasons to Support Local Shops and Vendors in 2023

No matter what you’re looking to achieve in the new year, shopping local has become more popular over the past few years and shows no signs of stopping. While it may seem obvious that this helps local artists and vendors, it’s actually great for the environment and your own health. As you look for festivals or craft fairs to attend, here are a few things to keep in mind while supporting local businesses.

Use Social Media to Grow Your Fan Base

posted 01/06/23 14:29:58   category » Small Business Resources
Use Social Media to Grow Your Fan Base

As an artist or creator, it's essential to have a robust online presence in today's digital age. Social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok provide an excellent way to connect with your fans, share your content, and build your audience. In this blog post, we'll explore strategies for using social media to advance your fan base and take your career to the next level.



Tips for Your Online Shop this New Year

posted 01/02/23 12:09:50   category » Small Business Resources
Tips for Your Online Shop this New Year

Happy New Year! Shopping in real life is still much more popular than shopping online. As of 2022, according to Statista, 14.5% of total retail sales were e-commerce, while the rest were from brick-and-mortar retail stores.  This should not deter you from tapping in to the online selling world.  Niche shops, hard to find crafts, and unique artwork often do very well online!

Whether you have an online shop in the FestivalNet marketplace or your own e-commerce site, here are a few good ideas! 


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