Such an exciting and enlightening endeavor to participate in my very first public art fair- and an honor to be chosen as one of 190+ makers in the very first Helena MADEfair! This event has been wildly successful in Missoula for the past seven years, this was the first Helena event and there was a great showing of makers and shoppers!
This being my first serious selling fair I had everything to do. Business cards, a booth, packaging, signage, point of sale, not to mention INVENTORY! The list was long but I managed to tackle everything in time.
Many many thanks to my husband who was incredibly helpful evey step of the way, my booth builders, maker friends who offered great advice and support, my yarn and feather hunter and gatherers, and my close gal pals who helped me run the show!
I didn’t sell as much as I had hoped, but gained good exposure, met some fun folks, got to chat with friends who stopped by- and learned a lot lot lot about the dynamics and psychology of participating in that kind of event. I’m looking forward to future maker fair events!
As opportunities often lead into others, such was the case with the MADEfair- my number one question was regarding online sales:::
Regardless, I’ve impressed myself with my production of this show, some really fun pieces came out of it- and my skills are on fire! Heres some pics of my booth and a few of my favorite works made for this show!