As an artist, the most important thing is that you share your art with the world and that you start a dialogue with present and future fans and collectors. The Kirkland ArtStop is one place you can do that, so you need to make the most of the opportunity.
Plan ahead with your host venue. Talk with your host about expectations — where you are to display your art, how much space you can use, whether you will need easels, a table, etc. Prior to the ArtStop, promote the event!
Do a “Save the Date” to give lots of notice, and then send reminders up till the day of the event. Promote your host business too. “Like” your host business on Facebook if they have a page, and set up an event, and invite your friends!
You are expected to be present during the ArtStop from 2-7pm, unless otherwise arranged. Guests really enjoy meeting the artists, and it gives you a chance to meet potential customers, and network with visitors.
Have cards, a flyer with any other shows you have upcoming, postcards, whatever promo pieces you have on hand. Consider wearing a name tag so it’s obvious who the artist is when people come through.
Let us know how your ArtStop experience goes. Feedback is so valuable, and your unique experience will help us to make improvements for businesses and artists alike.