Last year, 2013, we had 3 sales/exhibitions of our charity shop art. We tried to pick 3 different venues and see how we got on. The idea was to generate interest and to re-home as much charity shop art as we could.
Bath Fringe Festival
This was our first sale and we were very unsure about how it would go. It was a warm, sunny Sunday in the open air in a bustling and busy Bath during the Fringe Arts Festival. There was a great atmosphere and after a slow start we began re-homing and cleared most of our stock.
Chipping Norton Craft Fair
Chipping Norton is a small market town in Oxfordshire and about as different from Bath as you could get. The sale went slowly but we still managed to do quite well and re-home a lot of original art. Everyone was very friendly and interested in what we were doing so another successful day.
Bucks University Christmas Fair, High Wycombe
We thought we would try a university hoping that there would be a bit of a buzz before Christmas. Alas, it was a bit disappointing and we were not able to re-home very much, although it wasn’t a total disaster, but it did make us start to question what we were doing.
The Big Question for 2014
Do we carry on?
Watch this space!
2014 – Fringe Arts Bath