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Danville Fine Arts Fair

Original post made by John Barry, Danville, on Jun 27, 2010

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Posted by CDSI Research
a resident of another community
on Jun 27, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Dear John and Emily,

It seems an interesting event happened at the FAIR this year, there were more buyers among fewer visitors.

It was not just a few categories of goods but quite a few that attracted buyers. More interestingly, useful ART such as service dishes were quite a hit.

Actually, FAIR committee members might want to better understand the buyers that came when the volume crowd didn't. Asking the exhibitors to define their sales would likely allow demonstration to next year's exhibitors on product choices and ART presentation.

Please give that some thought,

Hal/CDSI Research

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Posted by Julia
a resident of Danville
on Jun 29, 2010 at 9:07 am

I dont think its very complicated. This is a craft fair with some paintings and sculptures mixed in to justify the "art" in the fair. Sure dishes are 'ART'. However, buying a set of dishes, jewelry, pottery, or terriyaki chicken is quite different than buying a large painting or sculpture.

If you do your 'research' and distribute that data to prospective participants before they buy a booth, I can almost guarantee you'd only see 1 or 2 painters at the fair next year.