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🤠 Special FestivalNet Call for Vendors from Texas Fest

posted 01/20/22 13:36:22   category » Event Highlights
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Attention all visual artists, crafters, antiques and vendors -  register today to receive early-bird registration pricing and to reserve the best booth locations for 2022!

Don't miss this opportunity to put your brand in front of thousands of potential customers. Early-bird registration ends 1/30/2022.

Learn more below and thank you for being part of FestivalNet!



TexasFest is proud to announce it's Spring schedule!






🎨 FestivalNet Call for Artists from Pacific Fine Arts Festivals

posted 01/20/22 12:00:10   category » FestivalNet News & Promotions
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Don't Miss Out on
Pacific Fine Arts Festivals'
February 1st Deadlines!






Events with February 1st deadline*

Belmont Handcrafted Originals Art Fair
Arts & Crafts, March 26 & 27, 2022  
Carlmont Village Shopping Center in Belmont, CA
More information  https://pacificfinearts.com/applications/belmont-handcrafted-originals-art-fair/

Saratoga Fine Arts Show
Fine Arts & Fine Crafts, April 30 & May 1, 2022  
West Valley College campus. 14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA
More information  https://pacificfinearts.com/applications/saratoga-fine-arts-show/

Montclair Village Art Walk
Arts & Crafts, May 21 & 22, 2022  
Mountain Boulevard and La Salle, Oakland (off Hwy 13 and near Piedmont)
More information  https://pacificfinearts.com/applications/montclair-village-art-walk/

Obsession Wine & Art Festival
Fine Arts & Fine Crafts, June 11 & 12, 2022  
Ironstone Vineyards, 1894 Six Mile Rd., Murphys, CA
More information  https://pacificfinearts.com/applications/obsession-wine-art-festival/

Palo Alto Festival of the Arts
Fine Arts & Fine Crafts, August 27 & 28, 2022  
University Avenue between High and Webster Streets in Palo Alto, CA 
More information  https://pacificfinearts.com/applications/palo-alto-festival-of-the-arts/



*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.

We're optimistic about 2022

We've navigated almost two years of Covid and as of today we feel optimistic about moving forward with events. The vaccine and boosters are widely available. We know that properly wearing masks (K-N95s and N-95s are currently the suggested versions for best protection), hand washing/hand sanitizer and giving each other space helps to keep the virus from spreading. Most importantly we know to stay home if we're feeling sick. We can "live with the virus" if we work together to protect each other. We've missed the energy of the shows, seeing our old friends and meeting new ones! Looking forward to getting together safely and to a very happy, healthy and successful 2022! 

Sincerely,


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


18 Ways Musicians Can Make Money

posted 01/19/22 13:06:24   category » Musician Tips
18 Ways Musicians Can Make Money

1. CD Sales: If you’re going to be playing live shows, having CDs on hand is still a good idea. They make great takeaway souvenirs that can easily be signed by band members.

2. Vinyl Sales: If you’ll be playing live shows, printing a small batch of vinyls to offer at your merch table can help generate extra income. Data on vinyl album sales in the United States from 1993 to 2020 shows consistent growth since 2006, and in 2020 a total of 27.5 million vinyl albums were sold, up by over 30 percent percent from the previous year.


3. Digital Sales:  Offer digital download purchases through your own website to make the most money, but also through online retailers. Online retailers take a percentage of sales. Some digital distributors that place your music in stores like iTunes and Amazon will take a cut on top of that.

Spice up your Craft Show Booth

posted 01/12/22 10:19:24   category » Craft Fair Vendor Resources
Spice up your Craft Show Booth

Once you get people into your craft show booth, whether you make a sale or not will depend largely on the experience you offer your customer. By setting a vibe, activating senses, or offering helpful displays, you can motivate and move a shopper towards making a purchase!

If this is a new to you, visit art and craft shows and observe sellers, their booths, and the shopper-flow and traffic.  Be curious about what booths seem to attract shoppers who might appear captivated and eager to buy.

Artists: Consider Your Entry Thoughtfully and Strategically

posted 01/03/22 15:49:51   category » Artist Resources
Artists: Consider Your Entry Thoughtfully and Strategically

Whether you are applying for a juried art festival or to be considered in a gallery show, you want to put your best foot forward and make an outstanding impression.  Here's an article from our archives helping you achieve the best possible outcome as an artist applying to showcose your work.



Read the application/prospectus thoroughly and determine how your work can best match the stated premise or expectation of the juried exhibition, craft show, book or magazine. Know your audience and speak consistently to it from images to application.

10 Do's and Dont's of Buying a Business

posted 12/28/21 10:38:23   category » Small Business Resources
10 Do's and Dont's of Buying a Business

New Year brings new ventures! If you are considering a new business in 2022, check out article with great suggestions and tips.


From finding the right business or franchise to buy, to finally accepting the keys to the front door - buying a business can be an extremely frustrating exercise. It is important that you plan and implement each and every step in sequence and avoid the many caverns on the road to completing the deal.

The following 10 points should always be in the back of your mind.

1. Do not buy or invest in a business that you do not understand or are not familiar with. This does not mean that you have to know every detail of the management and operation of that specific business. Hopefully, you will receive specific training from the current owner. What it does mean is that you should, at the very least understand the primary principles of the business.

❄️ Wishing you Warm and Wondrous Holidays! ❄️

posted 12/23/21 09:38:24   category » FestivalNet News & Promotions
Happy Holidays
As another year comes to a close, we can reflect on the resilience we share to keep going when times are hard.


To all the creative people, promoters, performers, chefs, artists, & small businesses who keep showing up to provide your services to the people, we see you... Your art, food, music, and passion is the backbone of the events market. We need you and each other now more than ever.


To all our members from coast to coast, thank you. Wishing you very well, good health, wealth, and a safe holiday season.





Holiday Schedule

Our office will be mostly closed from Christmas Eve until Monday, January 3rd to allow our staff rest & reprieve. Member tech support and order related emails will be handled daily with the exception of Christmas Day and New Years Day. If you need support with your membership, please email info@festivalnet.com during that time. Thanks!



Miracles happen everyday, change your perception of what a miracle is and you'll see them all around you.” – Jon Bon Jovi

 
  ✨ From the FestivalNet Staff ✨

Sharpen Your Creative Edge

posted 12/21/21 13:24:55   category » Musician Tips
Sharpen Your Creative Edge

If you are trying to make it in music today, it is likely that you're writing at least some of your own songs. This can be a daunting task considering the seemingly inexhaustible volumes of music in the world today. And yet, the hits just keep coming. (Granted not all the music you hear on the radio is created equally, but I digress.) So what can you do to make your songs the best they can possibly be? Let's chat.

1. Be A Student

This could seem like a pretty basic concept' maybe one from which you feel you've graduated. There is an argument, however, for lifelong learning. There are always ways to improve. And when you improve your musicianship, you will unwittingly (or maybe wittingly) advance your songwriting chops. So, maybe you're a guitar player? How often do you practice on daily basis?
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