Art Fair Packing List

Tina A Stoffel Paintings

Memorial Day weekend was my most recent art show at the Marietta Artisan Market. This time last year, I was planning, researching and networking with many artists. As a matter of fact, I’ve created a Pinterest board all about tips just for art shows and fairs. You can see it here:  https://www.pinterest.com/TinaAStoffel/art-show-display-and-tips/

 

Tina A Stoffel Paintings
Tina A Stoffel Art Display

Plan Ahead

Planning ahead has always proven beneficial for me. In this case, I’m so glad I did because it sure saved me from a lot of mistakes and headaches.

Research

During my research, I had several recommendations and even found some lists which I modified for my outdoor art show. For your convenience I’ve put it together in a handy PDF file. You may download it here if you wish. OUTDOOR-ART-FAIR-PACKING-LIST-Sheet1.pdf (5 downloads)

 

OUTDOOR ART SHOW/FAIR PACKING LIST
SET UP copyright Tina A Stoffel
Tent TinasFineArts.com
Set up instructions
Display walls Mesh panels/gridwall WORK SUPPLIES
Tent weights important Easel
Rain wall protection Paint
Bungee Cord or Rope Brushes
Print rack Painting knife
Table Solvent
Table Cover Bag
Carpet Optional adds nice touch Towels
Hammer/ mallet Canvas
 Rain Panels
TOOLS/SUPPLIES
Pliers
Tape
Scissors  
Art hangers Drapery hooks work well  
Hand Truck/cart
Tag Hangers Safety pins work great on mesh
Packing Tape
Box Cutter
Paper Towels
Touch up paint Oil sticks/Acrylic Pens
MARKETING
Banner
Business Cards
Business Card Holder
Brochures
Portfolio
Camera
Price Tags  Try plain business cards
Guest Book
 
BUSINESS SUPPLIES
Commission Agreement
Sales Receipts/receipt book
Inventory list
Credit Card Swipe
Cell phone
Bags for purchases
Calculator
Pens
Glass cleaner for frames

 

Benefits of Showing Your Work

If you are new to the art business, or haven’t shown your art, I highly recommend it. If you are observant, you will find several benefits from your show.

  1. Meeting Prospective Customers
  2. Familiarizing People With Your Work
  3. Learning to Talk About Your Art
  4. Feedback on Pieces People like (verbal and nonverbal)
  5. Playing with Doggies

Ok, I threw that last one in, but I do love animals and enjoy all my fury visitors such as these sweet dogs.

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