Have you ever been to a nationally recognized art or craft festival? For some people who have never been to either, they might not know what to expect. First of all, art festivals and craft festivals are very different from each other. Art festivals feature fine art, which can be paintings, jewelry, pottery, sculptures, etc. Also, the prices can range from $25 for a pair of earrings to $50,000 for a sculpture. Craft festivals, on the other hand, feature art of a different caliber. Many craft shows will have jewelry, paintings, pottery, a green market, etc. Items at craft shows are not as expensive as the items you would find at a fine art show.
Many festivals are located in urban, wealthy areas. Statistics show that these are the type of areas that draw the most crowds. Crowds are always very important to an artist or crafter. Some art and craft shows can produce over 200,000 visitors. Many people will even make a mini-vacation out of the event. What is so wonderful about the locations of these art events, is that the visitors can enjoy the surrounding area and what the town or city has to offer. For example, the art festivals in Colorado are surrounded by the majestic mountains, while the art festivals in Florida are near the beautiful beaches. It’s definitely an experience everyone has to try.
Many art and craft festivals offer the opportunity for the patrons to interact with the artist. Some examples include to ask about their work, commission a piece of artwork, or ask about the artist’s inspiration. Additionally, these events are usually two days and are held on the weekends. This makes it the perfect outing for family and friends.