We just finished our second craft show of the year. Artsplosure is held in downtown Raleigh and is hosted by the Raleigh Arts Festival. The festival includes musical performances, interactive art exhibits, and a juried craft show (which means your work has to be accepted) that hosts about 150 artists. This was the first year that we participated in the festival and according to the news, it was the largest attendance in the show’s history.
The show was a lot of fun for us for so many reasons. The weather was great and our booth was on a shady street. The festival was well organized with lots of vendor amenities like designated parking for artists, a hospitality suite with food and a bathroom, and helpful volunteers. The crowd was fun and dogs were welcome which made everyone more interactive. It was one of the best shows we’ve attended.