I just finished my first art fair in over a decade, and it was an emotional worlwind. I think they might always be – for me at least!
I had a number of people come up and tell me they follow me on social media and wanted to meet me in person, which was so so nice. And I got to meet a collector in person, which was delightful! I have new collectors (thank you!) and some great leads for commissions and projects. And it was so nice meeting amazing artists. Overall, it was very successful.
And there’s also all this behind the scenes stuff. My son came with and helped me set up, and actually made my first sale for me when I ran off for a bathroom break. That was delightful.
I’ll write more soon. Comment if you have art fair experiences – either as a collector / art enthusiast, or as an artist.