Sunriver Art Faire
Held in the resort town of Sunriver near Bend Oregon. Saw a lot of advertising on facebook and around town. Don’t know about other advertising as we are out of state. We did this show in combination with a vacation to see family in Washington. About 70 artists at the show located in a shopping center area with restaurants, tourist shops and bike shops. Friday, Saturday and Sunday show .
Weather was beautiful on Friday though hot for this area. Crowd was light, but our sales were ok for a Friday. Saturday was hot… everyone was down at the river and not here. No crowd at any point.. just a few people wandering in and out. Sales were dismal for a Saturday. Today the weather is supposed to be a lot cooler. People are already here thought it’s early, so we will see what the day brings.
The sales (Some artists had great sales, some okay and some not at all) weren’t as good as we hoped for, but still good considering the crowd. It was down from previous years. I think weather was a big factor. We’d be willing to do the show again if we get juried it.
The staff and volunteers all absolutely wonderful Booth sitters are plentiful and there through out the day. They provided small breakfasts and wonderful lunches (one per tent) for the entire 3 days. The last day is was catered by the local Italian restaurant… delicious.
It was an easy set up and a wonderfully controlled tear down.. they make sure not to let people in before they are broken down so no one gets stuck. Most of the time every one is out of there by 6. Really enjoyed working with the people. Beautiful area.