SEAM (South Eastern Artists of Michigan)
Rust belt market
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I have posted this question in other southeast Michigan groups but was wondering if anyone here had any input. I recently looked into the rust belt market in ferndale and was wondering if anyone has ever had a table there and if you did well. What kind of things typically sell there? Larger or smaller? I will probably go check it out one of these weekends but am considering doing a booth closer to the holidays. Thanks for any input!
Posted at 6:34pm Jun 22, 2012 EDT
If you can get space during Funky Ferndale (Sept 14-15-16) it's a good weekend. I was there just on Saturday and it was well worth my time! I'll be there this year again for the entire weekend.
I did one Saturday in October and one in November last year and did well.
I sold everything from high ticket items to $2 blank note cards. My advice is to definitely take your pricey items, but have something under $5 or $10 for those shoppers who like your work but don't have the money to spend. These shoppers will often plunk down a couple of bucks just because they like what you do. And take business cards. Stick your card in their hands and tell them you are on Etsy. I had many people contact me in the months before the holidays.
Good luck, Sarah!
Posted at 11:10pm Aug 1, 2012 EDT