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Monday, January 10, 2011

10x10 Booth- Now What? Help Me Please

I know a lot of my readers are artisans in a variety of art and craft styles and  this time, I'm asking for your help and expertise.

How do you get the maximum of space in a 10x10 indoor area?  What are your table layouts?  What tips and tricks do you have?  Lights?  What kind?  Photos?  Could you post links.  This is where I am hoping you can teach this old dog, new tricks.

Now I will have products that are all sizes as well, so I'm not just talking glass beads.  So let me know what you know, that you are willing to share.  Got a great resource for a banner, or signage?  I'd love to know.  What about display racks or stands...I know there are a lot of creative ones out there...

I'm looking forward to hearing from you.  I know your experience and thoughts will be greatly appreciated.  Thanks so much!!

9 comments:

  1. Marcy Lori did a blog about this if you didnt see it heres the Link..
    http://lorianderson.blogspot.com/2011/01/how-to-start-doing-craft-shows.html
    Maybe this might help in one or 2 aspects?
    Janet ox

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  2. Thanks Janet! Lori's post is great. I'm also looking for layouts, vertical display ideas and the nuts and bolts.

    Thanks everyone for any input and photos/links.

    And if you haven't read Lori's post, please do. it's really interesting and well done.

    Marcy

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  3. Hi Marcy! I am personally a big fan of NOT using the whole space. I like to do an 8 foot table straight across the front. I find that I get alll the traffic, instead of only the ones who want to "commit" to coming into your booth. I an right out front and people passing by can see all my little items right in front of them. I highly recommend using table leg risers, to lift the table up closer to everyone faces. I know this really doesnt work for everyone if they have large or a ton of stock. Good luck at your show!

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  4. Crystal, thanks so much for your input. I have heard that some folks prefer the up close style of the single table to be closer to the buyers. You're right, they do have to make a commitment to come in and look. I appreciate your posting.

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  5. Hi Marcy -- I almost always to a "come-into" booth. I use 2 tables (1 6' and 1 8'), the edge of the longer one along the side, right up to the edge of the front of the booth. Then the 6' table is across the back, but does not take the entire back wall. This leaves me a space for "check-out".

    I like to add height with folding shelves for the local housewares store.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vickiorion/5031651340/

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  6. Thank you Vicki for your input and I enjoyed looking at your flickr photos too.

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