Welcome crafters and thank you for being a part of the first (and not the last) HAND MADE holiday craft fair!!
Here's the skinny:
Welcome to the Handmade Militia's holiday craft fair!
This is your confirmation letter. Here you will find all the juicy details for this awesome event.
What: HAND MADE holiday craft fair (brought to you by handmade militia)
When: December 13th 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Where: Gallery Underground (located at 109 Linden St, in the basement of the Avery Building)
Set up begins at 9:00 am. You need to have your booth finished by 10:45 am. Please plan accordingly in order to set up on time.
There is a flight of stairs down to the gallery so bring your muscles. You can park AT YOUR OWN RISK in the loading zone out front or you can go around the corner and legally park. Cafe Ardour will be in house providing hot beverages and sustenance.
Booth spaces will be assigned. I think this is the best way to keep everyone happy.
Each space is approx. 5.5 feet wide by 7 feet deep
Your space will be marked with tape on the floor. There are NO USEABLE WALLS. Please plan accordingly and bring all of your own props. You will need to provide everything, your own tables, chairs, mirrors etc... There is power available and the lighting is good (because it's a gallery) but if you want to highlight or accent things, bring your own. Please, NO music of your own. There will be music played throughout the gallery. Lastly, be creative! I have found that you can easily increase your sales with an attractive and creative booth layout.
Don't forget to bring plenty of business cards, a receipt book (or two) and a guest book!
You are responsible for all of your sales and sales tax. There is no credit card machine available for your use, but there is internet access if you want to use paypal or another form of online payment. Be sure to bring plenty of change for the good ol' cash sales!
Advertising and PR There will be postcards printed for you to give to your fans.
Let's all work together and get the word out about this awesome event! As soon as they are in my hands I will send out another email and you can come pick them up. Tip: take them everywhere and hand them out to friends and parents and colleagues... Leave one behind everywhere you go!
I'll be putting ads in the newspapers and hanging up super cool posters all over town. Any other ideas are welcomed!
Clean up will be at 7:00 pm Please leave a clean booth space. Also, NO leaving early ~ this is really annoying and distracting.
Schedule one more time...
set up = 9:00a - 10:45a
open hours = 11:00a - 7:00p
clean up = 7:00p - 8:00p
Ok, I think that's it. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Best of luck to everyone - let's kick some butt!