I am selling at an art show this weekend. It is a new location for
the show. And granted attendance sucks as well as sales. But what
really burns my rear end is that about 3:00 4-5 artists packed up
their tents and left. The show was scheduled until 8:00 tonight. That
after standing around ignoring their booths and loudly complaining
about no sales.
I asked the show promoter if there was any way to enforce no early
breakdowns and he said he could write it in the show contract but
enforcing it at an outdoor show would be impossible and it would lead
to an “I sue you” and “you sue me” situation.
So whatever happened to professionalism and commitment? Do those
people care that packing up in the middle of the show will drive off
what meager customers there are and ruin the show for the other
artists? Does it always have to be me, me, me? “I’m not selling
anything. I’m hot. I’m going home to enjoy what’s left of the
weekend.” Waa! Waa! Waa! Somebody call a waaaaambulance…
Thanks for reading. I feel better now. Hoping for a better day
tomorrow now that we have weeded out the quitters.
Peace, love, and hammering metal!
Silversmith and Lapidary Artisan
Colorado Springs, Colorado