What are your tips for creating or setting up a booth or display to show your work at an event?
You’ve got to have a professional display. But then you have to balance that with not spending all your money on a display, because you can do that — you can spend an infinite amount of money on display materials.
Amanda Vela-Charbonneau, who I work with, she’s really big on having light. You have to have as much light as you can put on your stuff as you can. The more, the better. So, well lit.
I have gone through many similar set ups for my booth. My husband and I designed and built the display walls that I use now. I feel good about where they are at, but it took a lot of trial and error to get them there.
Every event brings a new element where I have to be mildly flexible. Some events are a single table and some events are 10×10’ booths.
I always want to maximize my space and create an inviting shopping experience which means that my display is almost always a little bit different. Some outdoor events are in concrete parking lots, some are in open fields on a slope and others have stumps and roots in the middle of the booth.
All of these different elements mean that I need something flexible but also aesthetically pleasing, functional and budget friendly. So we built it! I have shared my design with lots of other artists because I am so excited about how well it works!