Paul Gerhold on fri 22 oct 04
While trailers are wonderful for many applications I would suggest that they
should be avoided at shows if at all possible. During set up and breakdown
they take up the space of two vans , are difficult to manuver , and are difficult
to park at an angle. The best and most considerate vehicle is a van or if you
really need to haul a lot of work maybe a Sprinter.
And for heavens sake if you must use a trailer don't rush to be one of the
first into the show and then decide to go out to eat before starting work.
ASHPOTS@AOL.COM on fri 22 oct 04
I have a trailer,, i love my trailer,, some times i hate my trailer.. but
mostly i love my trailer.. I keep my display and tent in the trailer all the time
,, great place for storage of stuff i only use at shows.. It holds all my
pottery also.. Some times its a hassle to find a spot for it at shows like
Summerfest in Atlanta,, The show has NO parking ,, just park in the neighborhood..
Last weekend at Kentuck my trailer stayed rite behind my booth,, that was way
For the people that haul ass to get their vans, cars etc to their booth
before they have totally packed their art work etc and make all the rest of us wait
on them, go to hell,,,
I dont care how wonderfull they or their work is,, That is plain out
show ettiqette is important,,
just what i think,, one of the reasons i hate shows
Mark on a Mtn
Eleanora Eden on thu 18 nov 04
>I was surprised to see an attitude about trailers at art fairs. But this
>year I noticed way less consideration on the parts of some fair
>participants than I had ever seen before. So people being inconsiderate
>with their trailers shouldn't surprise me.
We have a 5x8 trailer and I couldn't do shows without it. For the person
who thinks a van is the most polite fair vehicle, my booth got run over
during set up at Ann Arbor this year by a neighboring exhibitor in his
van.....he very generously traded me his good booth piece for the one he'd
run over......and somebody in a van took out part of somebody's booth
during breakdown at Ann Arbor. So it is not the vehicle but the
consideration of the person using it.
I also had never before had somebody just locking their vehicle directly
in front of my booth and going away for a meal, but that happened at Ann
Arbor too this year.
>For the people that haul ass to get their vans, cars etc to their booth
>before they have totally packed their art work etc and make all the rest
>of us wait
>on them, go to hell,,,
>I dont care how wonderfull they or their work is,, That is plain out
>show ettiqette is important,,
>just what i think,, one of the reasons i hate shows
>Mark on a Mtn
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