FestivalNet, Asheville, NC
Hammered and Hung is an Event Based Art Gallery currently producing art festivals and farmers markets in Lakewood, Colorado. It's evident by their responses to COVID-19 that they are committed to ensuring that their local artists have a place to show and sell work this summer.
West Colfax Farmers MarketTheir West Colfax Farmers Market is taking an awesome direction this season to show how much they care. Having realized what an impact COVID-19 is having on artists and vendors, they were quick to take action. They adjusted the monthly market season to run from June thru October in order to get past the stay at home requirements. They are also easing the burden by offering the market to vendors for free. That's right, no vendor fees but a donation is encouraged.
Who is Eligible to Participate in Farmers Markets
Where and When
Lamar Station Plaza
6579 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO 80214
Runs every Sunday thru October 18th
8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Heart of ArtAn outdoor art festival also in Lakewood, Heart of Art will take place next month.
"We will take precautionary measures as recommended by the CDC to ensure that we are keeping everyone safe. We have made the decision to change this art fest from a fine art fest to include other artisans. All items will still be hand crafted, but we will not jury entries. H&H will continue to do what we can to support our struggling artists and vendors, therefore, we’ve lowered the price from $150 to $100 for a 10x10 booth."
- Event Website
By lowering their price and changing their event's model to be non-juried and open to all artist types, Heart of Art will be able to allow more makers to participate.
Have a look at their safety guidelines mandating masks, social distancing, and hand-washing stations.
HEART OF ART IS CALLING FOR ARTIST and VENDORS:
Where and When
August 1st, 2020
12:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Lamar Station Plaza
6579 W. Colfax
Lakewood, CO 80214
Best wishes for a fun and fruitful summer to Hammered & Hung Events!
We've seen events scramble and we've seen events cancel. Some festivals are determined to support their participants & artists by providing an online platform for sales and entertainment, others believe that the internet can't do their event justice (or do not have the means) and have canceled for this year. Still more events have rescheduled from Spring to late Summer or beyond in the hopes that by then, there will be guidelines and allowances to congregate.
I want to highlight one event who has done the "three-step pandemic shuffle" and is covering all the bases to assure that their event can take place this year... They've rescheduled, they've integrated online components, AND have changed locations to allow for social distancing at the real-world event next month.
The Acworth Art Fest is a true celebration of vibrant art every spring in Acworth, Georgia. They rescheduled for August because of COVID, choosing a new location that will allow for adequate social distancing. Also, they have integrated with eventeny.com to produce a symbiotic online counterpart to their event! Kudos Splash Festival!!
"Acworth Art Fest will also be going VIRTUAL on August 10 through 17. We're also moving to Logan Farm Park, just a block from the historic downtown. The beautiful lawn will be the perfect backdrop for social distancing while shopping the whimsical and talented artisan wares from around the country. Their creative booth displays will charm you with paintings, pottery, metalwork, folk art, glass, jewelry, yard art and much more!"
-source: Event Website
The following very thorough and helpful list of safety enhancements for event reopening can be found on the Acworth Art Fest Website.
COVID-19 Safety Enhancements for Event Reopening
Due to the pandemic, Splash Festivals, Inc. is following the CDC Festival guidelines as well as The Event Safety Alliance Reopening Guide published by the ESA (Event Safety Alliance) for all of the festivals we produce. Our goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable shopping experience while helping artists, one of the most economically affected groups by COVID-19. Your cooperation and support will help to ensure outdoor events can be held safely as we move forward. Therefore, we’ve implemented the following practices:
Where and When
Acworth Art Fest
Logan Farm Park
4405 Cherokee St
Acworth, GA 30101
August 15 & 16, 2020
Saturday & Sunday 10 AM to 5 PM
This month, the Urban Artist Market in Irving, Texas is happening with extra special care.
The Urban Artist Market is an indoor curated show taking place on July 17-18 in Irving, Texas at the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas, which will feature artisans in a variety of disciplines selling their original work.
Attendees will be delighted and amazed by a variety of distinctive, one-of-a-kind creations in 2D painting, ceramics, pottery, mosaic, stained and fused glass, fiber art, book art, photography, sculpture, jewelry, collage, mixed media and much, much more.
Shop original art in a Covid-aware environment! Enforced 50% capacity with limited tickets sold per hour,sanitation stations, one-way directional traffic, and mask requirement means better safety for artists and buyers. source: Urban Artist Market Website
Below, read about all the ways this Texas Art and Craft Show is keep everyone safe and protected. This list is a terrific beacon of hope of how shows can move forward being covid-aware to allow people to congregate safely so we can support our beloved artists and crafters during this difficult time.
URBAN ARTIST MARKET SAFETY PROTOCOL
The Urban Artist Market has implemented several procedural changes to ensure safety of our exhibitors and attendees.
Where And When:
July 17 - 18, 2020
Irving Convention Center
Irving, TX 75039
FestivalNet Featured Event Vail's Art on the Rockies is this weekend!
Art on the Rockies is loved by the community as the sweet balance of a casual yet upscale art event. Fittingly for a mountain gathering, Art on the Rockies boasts a lively outdoor environment in the Vail Valley. Meet nationally renowned artists and appreciate the variety of arts and fine crafts on the grounds of Colorado Mountain College in Edwards. The event starts Friday, July 10th at 10am, and features free admission, food and beverages, free children’s art area and a silent art auction benefiting the Vail Valley Arts League.
source: Art on the Rockies Website
Here are the measures they are taking to ensure everyone's safety according to Vail Daily News.
"Be kind, wear your mask, visit with your favorite artists, support original, local art, enjoy the sunshine, celebrate community at Art on the Rockies!" -
Art on the Rockies Artist Jennifer Hammond
Bravo Art on the Rockies! Way to keep the show alive and we wish you all the best this weekend!
When and Where:
Friday July 10 - Sunday July 12, 2020
300 Miller Ranch Rd
These past few months have brought an unprecedented challenge to maintain the constantly changing event information on FestivalNet. Promoters are in a very difficult position to make decisions far enough in advance to coordinate vendors and venues while trying to make a profit without endangering the public. Decisions can and often do, change overnight.
We are having to go back and double check the current 2020 events, which has put us behind on updating last year's event listings on our site. We are hopeful that we will be able to get more events updated as states are opening up and we are finding future 2020 and 2021 dates on the events websites.
We have always taken pride in keeping our listings as up-to-date and correct as possible so that we can help you all plan your schedule for the year. We are confident that we provide the most consolidated up to date event information on the web. Despite the obvious financial impact we have undergone, we have increased our staff in an attempt to continue to bring our members the most current event information possible. We apologize if some event listings have not been up to the standards that you have come to expect.
Please know that we will continue to work diligently to update listings and remove the ones that we know are not taking place. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
In 2020, it's not 'art fair as usual' for the Sawdust Summer Art Festival in Laguna Beach who has responded to our current social landscape by downsizing this year. State and county health guidelines have helped morph the Sawdust Art Festival into an ongoing weekend Outdoor Marketplace instead of its traditional summer festival.
One thing that remains "essential" during social distancing is that we all need to eat.
Festival food vendors might not be able to bring their businesses online like their artist, crafter and musician counterparts, but many have found ways to bring their businesses out to their neighborhoods and feed families. And so many others are trying new things to stay afloat during COVID. We wanted to highlight many of our food vending members who are doing just that.
"Oh My Pizza Pie" in Austin, TX offered buy one get one free pizzas. The free pizza was for anyone that could use it in this crisis time like Healthcare workers, people out of work, & older people who can't leave home. "People would drive through, put money or check in a box (we didn't make change to avoid handling money) and get the pizzas without getting out of the car. This was posted and shared many times on facebook and was successful."
Garden Garlic Seasoning owner Lauren Falcione in Broadview Heights, OH is now selling her goods wholesale to grocery stores.
"My seasonal gelato business will start in May with home deliveries using the food truck for small groups of people. Not sure when the festivals and food truck gatherings will start back up, so trying to downscale my audience with private orders." - Coppa Magica Gelato - Kathryn Kelley, Portsmouth, ME
Ah’Leisha Cole (Ah’Leisha’s Cookie Co. LLC) in Prairie Village, Missouri is baking from home and delivering or shipping items to customers relying heavily on her Facebook page.
Kona Ice of Boulder's Christopher Geurden in Erie, CO is driving around neighborhoods with his shaved ice truck.
Gold Swan Lemonade owner Brian H. Self in Wake Forest, NC is offering Street Vending and has incorporated online ordering & delivery.
Mother Truckin Pizza Food Truck owner Kellie Ride in Jacksonville, FL is serving neighborhood family dinners from our food truck. They've added online pre orders that allow for designated pick up times to aid in social distancing.
Partnering with brick and mortar businesses is a popular option. Gess What’s Cookin owner Dave Gess in Naperville, MN did just that. "Found a local spot with one of our Breweries, We are actually doing decent as a few of our local restaurants were closed."
Stargazers Gourmet, Starla Gade in Corvallis, OR: "Updated web site, created some specials, a few regular events promoting vendors. Local delivery & still donated about $2000 worth of fudge to several folks helping our community. So much better than throwing it out."
The Cruisin' Chef, Alanna Lieber in Mount Pleasant, Michigan: "We began creating "Heat & Eat" meals for people to preorder or pick up 3 days per week. These are full meals that simply need to be warmed in the microwave. They are delicious and just like a homecooked meal without the effort. We also designate 1 day each week for home delivery within our area for those who can not, or are afraid to, get out. We wear protective masks and gloves when in contact with any customers. The price of the meals includes tax and is a flat rate of $10 each so change is minimal. We keep all incoming cash separate and hand wash it each evening in hot soapy bleach water, rinse individually and lay out to dry. Our card reader is sanitized between each customer and we now accept checks. For days the truck is setup, we are drive through only and one of us goes out to each vehicle to take the order and deliver. Again, protective gear is worn at this time. Keeping our customers safe and fed are our top priorities."
Jay Stafford of California Cuisine in Cameron Park, CA is building a website that will offer custom spices and herbal blends.
To all food vendors getting creative and trying new things right now, our hats are off to you!
Keep truckin', and cooking up good ideas! Thank you.
Got the COVID-crazy Craft Fair Vendor Blues? Stay Busy! Here are some tips on using this downtime to drum up business, expand your reach, and help keep your business going.
#2 Do the Social Media Thing! Many Craft Fairs might be closed this summer, but the internet is open 24/7. If you want your craft business to survive during social distancing, participating in social media as a business is simply unavoidable. There’s no way around it. People are on social media more often than individual websites or even reading their email. You want to be where the people are. Using hashtags to let folks find what you do, using strong photography and helpful descriptions, and offering sales and discounts are ways to bring in business. There are endless resources online with guidance for being effective in social media. Invest in yourself by learning and putting what you learn into action! Here’s an article about using Instagram for your Business. Don’t stop there, look and see what other craft fair vendors are doing to drum up business with social media.
#3 Set up (or Freshen up) your FestivalNet Profile which includes a Photo Gallery and Shop. It’s free and comes with your membership (a small commission is charged when you make a sale, go here for all the details for selling online). Once you’ve taken those good photos of your craft and have a social media presence going, what’s left is the platform for folks to buy your crafts. We want to see Craft Fair vendors selling in our online Festival of Finds this summer!
Thanks for reading and wishing you all the best!
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