Art Festival Display Requirements…presenting your work with style, class & refinement.
For outdoor events, all canopies are required to be white and able to withstand winds and rain. The best canopies for these conditions are Flourish, Showoff, Light Dome and the heavy EZ UPs. Do not have any metal exposed on your panels. No sale signs or hand written signs are allowed. Your company name or artist name should look attractive - not too bold or obstructive. Carpet for the floor, an attractive fabric (as accent) and a plant or two are nice touches! Tables are not permitted in art fairs.
Your ultimate goal is to create a 10 x 10 outdoor gallery. Your display will not only add value to your product, but it will also be what brings the customer in to your booth. Make it different; make it classy; make it match your personality as an artist. They are not just buying your work, they are buying a piece of you.
2D Display Requirements:
For painters, photographers, mixed media artists, etc.
All framing and matting should be in the same scheme. Take cardboard corners off of artwork during the show. Must have at least 75% of originals hanging on the walls, nicely matted and framed. Giclees must be professionally labeled as such. NO plastic bins, Target or Walmart browse bins for your prints. Have browse boxes that either match your panels or are in the same fabric and color schemes. Try to have them free standing; putting them on tables loses the value of your prints. You must have panels (walls) in your booth and they must be covered with fabric or carpeting.
3D Display Requirements:
For Pottery, Ceramic, Raku, Glass, Wood, etc.
Different levels are the best to display pottery, ceramic, raku, glass, and wood. Make sure pedestals are painted an appealing color that enhances your work. If pedestals do not work for you, attractive shelving is another option. You must have panels (walls) in your booth and they must be covered with fabric or carpeting.
Jewelry Display Requirements:
Wood or mica units, with or without glass, with either coral, stones, or whatever ideas you can come up with to enhance your jewelry are the most attractive.
Suggested place where booths can be rented:
The Tent Guys
Suggested places where booths can be purchased: