Okay, I bit the bullet and signed up for a booth at my town's Extravaganza (Art & Craft Show) on July 21st. Never done one of these before and I'm looking to borrow expertise from those of you who have done these in the past. I'll be selling both my photographs and my pencil drawings (originals and copies). The office retail store Staples had a special on vinyl banners so I designed and bought a 2' x 6' for only $19.95.
A friend is loaning me a 10 x 10 pop up canopy and I have a couple of card tables (one is 8' long). In attending other shows it seem important to put up walls. Some vendors cover wire mesh with muslin. I stopped by The Home Depot and saw some inexpensive lattice that I might be able to use by hinging several pieces together.
I picked up a gadget for my iPhone that allows me to swipe and process credit cards and I registered with the state of Connecticut to get a sales and use tax permit.
I printed up several "about the artist" flyers with contact info and web address.
For the photos I'm printing 8 1/2" by 11" on my home printer and mounting them in 11 x 14 mats with scotch tape (should I be using archival tape?) and covering them with a plastic sleeve. I also have a limited number of canvas prints and some 4 x 6 prints in hard plastic cases.
At one show I saw where someone had glued photos under Lucite blocks. They looked very nice but I'm not sure where to buy them or what glue to use.
I'm enthused about doing this but clearly could use some guidance. Do you folks have any suggestions?