Tiggerbus on thu 20 mar 97
Help! I need some quick and easy displays for setting up for arts and
crafts festivals! If you have anything that would be easy to transport,
set up, and be sturdy please send me anything you have!!
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firstname.lastname@example.org on fri 21 mar 97
>Help! I need some quick and easy displays for setting up for arts and
>crafts festivals! If you have anything that would be easy to transport,
>set up, and be sturdy please send me anything you have!!
If your festival is inside or under tents:
Plain, white cardboard boxes work really well as pedestals. You have to
have something that sits on the top to create a surface that will be stable
where the fold flaps are, but you can cut up a couple of donor boxes and
finish the edges by using matching tape or cover them with fabric.
Light-weight masonite type material works well too.
Look in the yellow pages for cartons and box wholesalers and find out what
sizes and types they have.
Boxes can be stacked up against a wall, built into islands and they break
down really flat for transport. If they get scuffed, they can be painted.
Another thought: Rent folding tables from a party supply place and get
several bolts of lightweight canvas from a fabric wholesaler. Cover the
tables with the canvas for a uniform look. Boxes of different sizes can be
put under the canvas to elevate the works and give variety for the display.
Cricket Appel on fri 21 mar 97
I once saw a terrific idea at the Oak Park Art Fair in Illinois. A raku
artist had found large cardboard barrel containers, cut the metal top off,
spray-painted them black and stacked them at various heights for interesting
pedestals. The neat thing was that they also served as containers for
packing the pots in while traveling... Can't beat it!
email@example.com on sat 22 mar 97
I saw an artist last summer who had taken two small about 6-10 rung step ladders
as supports for shelves. She had covered wood in material and placed them on
the rungs for support and kabang! Shelves! She also had taken the paint holder
side of the ladder and used that to hang her planters and windchimes. It really
looked nice and was an easy way to adjust to your booth size.
One thing you might want to consider if you do not have a tent and decide to
'paint' your display boxes or shelves is that you use a paint that will be able
to handle the direct sun and heat. A friend of mine had a problem one summer
with the paint from his displays sticking to his work!