The Custer Art Festival was a success. One thing I learned…you never know what to expect. Saturday was extremely slow, and I was not looking forward to Sunday. I was going to be happy to pay off the table. It started off with a couple of early sales, and before I knew it, I had sold every Chicago poster I brought to the festival. My wife brought me a few more, and I even sold those. It was an embarrassment of riches.
Speaking of the Chicago poster, one thing became crystal clear this weekend…certain things just sell better at these festivals. I sold almost all Chicago and Lego pieces. As I mentioned after Do Division, people relate to them instantly. It made me realize that if I do another festival this summer I need to have similar artwork to sell. It is not to say the other stuff does not have an audience…it is just not at a street festival. Not to say I want to be known as an artist who only goes to these types of festivals, but it is something to keep in mind. Honestly, there is a lot of garbage sold at these festivals. I’d either like to set myself apart as opposed to being lumped in with everybody else.
So the question remains…do I keep working festivals?