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Breaking News!!!!!!

 

2021 started to show some signs of recovery in our industry, and 2022 holds promise for continued improvements, but things still have a ways to go before we can truly say that we are out of the woods. Many shows are being held now, though many have had to greatly reduce the number of artists allowed into them.

 

We have been given approval for some of our locations this year, though some are still holding out for better days. Fingers crossed for all our artist friends to have a very safe and profitable 2022!

 

ONCE AGAIN, NO FEE CHANGES FOR 2022! We continue to work with the property management groups where we show to hold the line on our show fees! Some of the lowest fees in the state!

 

OUR SHOW FEES ARE AMONG THE LOWEST OUT THERE AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO ALLOW ONLY FINE ARTS AND CRAFTS IN OUR SHOWS.

NO BUY SELL OR IMPORT ITEMS ARE EVER ALLOWED IN OUR SHOWS!

 

Here are a few points to keep in mind when comparing our shows with others:

 

1:  We use ads in local newspapers, send out email blasts to all homes in the communities for every show we do and use beautiful street signs and banners to direct the public to our show location.

 

2:  All DesertFest events are advertised all over the state on TV, radio and state wide newspapers.

 

3:  We provide more booth space at no additional cost to you. No fee for corner locations.

 

4:  We provide enough space to display your work on the outside walls, and most shows have room for storage of extra artwork or inventory or sales areas, behind the booth.

 

5:  Setups and take downs are much easier because most of our shows allow for drive up room, or a very short carry distance.

 

6:  We have spent considerable time researching and securing profitable show locations. Our show sites are in affluent communities containing a large amount of people who own second homes.

 

7:  Although we have plenty of available space in our shows, we limit the number of booths to create the best sales environment possible for each of our artists, while still drawing the buying public with plenty of choices.

 

8:  We NEVER oversell a show or oversell a particular category; we want every artist to have the best chance at having great sales and we never allow buy sell or import work in our shows!

 

 

Thanks to all who do our shows, and for spreading good words about them.  I constantly get new artists inquiring about future shows; most tell me one of you told them to call!

 

Here’s wishing all of us a great 2022 season!     Alan & Vickie Smith

 

 
 
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