Second Market Day @riversideartsmarket

What an improvement it made to change the lay out of my booth!  What I thought was a welcoming, inviting space instead seemed to put people off.  This week I set it up so everything faced the aisle and I had a lot more shoppers, people actually looking at the work and (YAY) purchasing it!  I sold at least three times what I did last week with the other set up.  I also gave out a lot of my brochures to people interested in custom work.  All in all a good day.

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I also had the added benefit of a really good dancer performing for tips across from me.  He brought lots of foot traffic to my part of the market. Riverside Arts Market.

 

I had to tackle the wind problem I talked about last week.  It was not a very nice day, 50 degrees, cloudy and damp.  The breeze coming off the river was brisk.  I had done a lot of research on Amazon about weight bags that you can buy to secure your tent but they were all too heavy for my needs.  It’s great though that you can learn a lot from just reading the comments.  One person talked about using ziplock bags to fill with sand and adding them to the weight bags they had bought to keep it clean and I put that idea together with another suggestion about putting bricks in socks.  I created my own version of ballast bags with sand in ziplock inside socks!  I then zip tied the socks to my easels and they were much more stable!  I can also use them to reinforce the canopy inside my tent on really windy days.

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